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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Technical Research

Senior Mechanical Engineer - Technical Research

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer - Technical Research
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £competitive (dependent on proven ability) + bonus + bens
Reference: PF4688
Contact Name: Paul Frisby
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 27, 2019 14:23

Job Description

Global tech business is seeking a proven Senior Mechanical Engineer. You will be a proven senior engineer and with excellent all-round experience of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design and Thermal engineering and analysis. Ideally we are seeking someone with experience of first principal design through to production.

This is a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer to join a Research Division. You will report to the Mechanical Research Manager; you will join a growing team of multi-disciplined engineers focusing on the next generation of advanced / high performance electric motors for new and existing categories demonstrating new core technology and a complete system design approach.


  • Deliver robust battery pack design solutions that fulfil the fundamental design requirements, achieving world class levels of power density (Prior battery design experience is not essential).
  • Meet target specifications such as cost, size, weight and efficiency within the planned timeline
  • Understand and comply with all relevant International Standards.
  • Develop innovative & novel concepts with high value IP.
  • Be responsible for delivering parts, assemblies and systems from concept to proof of principle (Technology Readiness Level 7).
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of systems engineering principles to define, optimise and validate product performance.
  • Have the ability to understand the overall product concept and contribute significantly to influence its design through knowledge of the latest technologies & methods.
  • Be a source of mechanical engineering expertise to advise on design, development, material, manufacturing, validation and test issues.

Ideal proven technical experience and knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of 3D computer aided design (CAD) software packages,
  • Strong knowledge of analytical techniques, including Finite Element Analysis (ideally Ansys, Altair HyperWorks)
  • Extensive understanding of structural design principles, integrity assessment and design for dynamic loading and shock.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of a range of life prediction techniques, both for fatigue and fracture, covering low and high cycle regimes.
  • Sound level of thermal systems design knowledge
  • Understanding of statistics and robust design techniques
  • Good understanding of materials science.
  • An appreciation of other engineering disciplines such aerodynamics, thermodynamics, CFD analysis and electrical, electronics and electromagnetic systems
  • Ability to apply systems engineering principles to translate fundamental business / system requirements into system design definition and sub-system / component requirements.
  • Understanding of technical risk management processes including Functional / Design FMEA
  • Sound knowledge of manufacturing techniques plus experience in definition of manual and automated assembly processes
  • Appreciation of relevant national, European and Worldwide regulations and legislation
  • Sound knowledge of GD&T