Mechanical Design Engineer

Staff or Contractor

Job Description

My Engineering client are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join and further strengthen our team. The successful candidate will be working alongside our two current Mechanical Design Engineers, this is a small team so they will be expected to undertake a wide range of activities necessary for the project.

This role is offered on a permanent basis, with the option to work remotely, and offers a fantastic opportunity for the right person.


The client designs, manufacture and install bespoke systems for a range of sectors, specialising in;

·      Agricultural

·      Sawmill

·      Incising

·      Timber treatment

Minimum required skills

·      Proficient in the use of 3D CAD (3 years’ experience), preferably Solidworks or Onshape

·      HND/Degree in engineering or equivalent experience

·      Communications skills

·      Ability to complete engineering calculations

·      Knowledge and experience of;

o   Steel fabrication

o   Welding processes

Desirable skills

·      Experience of developing concept designs

·      Knowledge and experience in the following types of system:

o   Material Handling Machinery / Systems

o   Production Lines

o   Complex Assemblies

o   Hydraulic systems

o   Pneumatic systems

Further skills

·      Knowledge and experience in the following types of system:

o   Electrical Instrumentation

o   Fluid movement and chemical treatment processes

o   PLC Controlled Electrical Systems

o   Electrical integration and process sequencing

·      Able to interpret and produce P&ID’s

·      Knowledge of the Machinery Directive & CE Marking

·      Knowledge of the Pressure Equipment Regulations, Pressure Directive and PD5500 Standard


Company Benefits:

The required working hours are 40 to 45 hours per week; Monday to Friday.

Authorised overtime, above 45 hours, is paid at 1.5x the hourly rate.

We offer 20 days holiday plus, public and Bank Holidays.

The Company also offers TOIL (Time Off in Lieu) in addition to the annual holiday entitlement.

The Company is closed between Christmas and New Year and, therefore, these days will be allocated at the start of the holiday year.

An additional day’s holiday is awarded with every 3 years of continuous service.