Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job title : Senior Mechanical Engineer
Contract type : Permanent
Location : Didcot
Sectors :
Salary : £55000 - £65000 per annum
Job Reference : SYN3588_1711451070
Contact name : Layla Chehab
Contact email :

Senior Mechanical Engineer:

  • Salary to £65k DOE
  • Standard hours Monday to Friday (40 hours per week)
  • Based close to Didcot, Oxfordshire

Our client, an innovative Design and Manufacturing business based close to Didcot, Oxfordshire are currently looking to recruit some skilled, knowledgeable, and committed Mechanical Engineers. The successful Mechanical Engineers will be tasked with developing innovative, low cost, and robust engineering solutions.

Job Description:

  • Work closely with Programme Manager to lead on all mechanical engineering tasks in support of the product stream.
  • Develop strong relationships with customers to understand their requirements and use your expertise to identify any impact on designs and resolve technical issues/requirements pragmatically and efficiently
  • Design lightweight, robust, low cost, stowage efficient mechanisms to support structures deployment and operations in Space.
  • Carry out detailed reviews to test and prove the robustness of the design in all anticipated situations
  • Maintain the mechanism section within a technical suite of documents e.g. VCD, DDVP, ICD, technical budgets, assembly, and test plan
  • Track and verify specified requirements according to the DDVP
  • Assume overall responsibility for the cost and schedule budget apportioned to the work package in hand ensuring the Programme Manager is aware of any potential challenges and proposed mitigations
  • Manage individual packages of work, prioritising the tasks within that work package and delegating effort with responsibility for controlling budgets set to the work programme by the project manager
  • Provide technical expertise to procurement, assembly, and test activities

Senior Mechanical Engineer requirements:

  • A Bachelors or Masters Degree or equivalent in Engineering or Science subject
  • Detailed understanding of one of the following disciplines and familiarity with the rest: mechanical, thermal, electrical systems, systems engineering
  • Demonstrative experience with one or more of the following: Gears, motors, or mechanisms
  • Experience in a similar role within a regulated industry (Space, Nuclear, Oil/Gas, Aerospace, Automotive etc)
  • Excellent planning & organising across multiple projects
  • Excellent communication skills and proficient with MS Office, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience with software packages for mechanical design and/or structural analysis, thermal analysis and mathematical modelling e.g. SW professional, FEMAP, NASTRAN,ADAMS, Matlab etc
  • Knowledge of ECSS or NASA GSFC standards
  • Familiarity with RF systems engineering

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