Job Title :

Mechanical Design Engineer

Salary :

£40 - 50K per annum



Contact Name :

Christine Edwards

Contact Email :

Job Published :

4 July 2024

Mechanical Design Engineer 

Defence Sector 

Competitive Salary + Pension (7%) + Sick Pay + Relocation Assistance


About us:

A leading provider of specialist products for the defence industry. We design and manufacture innovative solutions that meet the rigorous demands of our clients. We our specialists designing and manufacturing products used in the investigation and removal of hazardous materials.

Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals dedicated to excellence in engineering and project management.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer who can demonstrate a mininum of 5 years experience working in a design engineer environment; producing complex, high tolerance components. 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for engineering design, project planning, reporting and providing technical and administrative support to all projects.

This role requires a varied background and a strong knowledge of mechanical engineering principles; stress, forces, materials, thermal analysis and calculations.



Conduct engineering design activities for bespoke, clean sheet prototype products

Produce concept and detail designs in line with project plans

Update project plans and timelines to ensure timely completion of deliverables

Produce comprehensive reports detailing project progress and outcomes

Provide technical and administrative support on all projects

Generate procurement lists and raise RFQs and purchase orders as necessary




Min 5 years experience working in a design manufacturing environment producing complex components; ideally aerospace or medical devices 

Qualified in Mechanical Engineering to HNC or NVQ level 5

Strong understanding of mechanical engineering principles

Able to perform classic hand calculations

Strong background in design/project engineering and administration

Proficiency in a 3D design package such as Solidworks

Proficient in Microsoft Office suite


** Must be a UK national in order to pass security vetting upon employment**


Competitive salary

Opportunities for professional development and advancement

Collaborative work environment

Hours: Mon-Thur 07.30 - 16.00, Fri 07.30 - 13.00


If you are a motivated and talented engineer looking to join a dynamic team in the defence industry, we encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!


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