Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Job Reference: N6030-533S
  • Date Posted: 14 July 2017
  • Location: Chesham
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sue Allen
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Senior Mechanical Engineer


Our client is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to be responsible for the mechanical development of components, subsystems and complete assemblies for release to manufacture.


As a Senior Mechanical Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

Mechanical development of components, sub-systems and complete products from concept through to release for manufacture. This includes supporting products in manufacture. Main components typically include die cast and pressed metal housings, CNC machined shielding, custom cables, labels and fittings. Development may include optimising designs to meet demanding thermal requirements.


At times will act in a supporting role producing drawings and performing design updates. At other times will be called on to act as the sole Mechanical Engineer on projects and programs with responsibility for the entire mechanical development ensuring designs are robust, fully documented, prototyped, tested and introduced to the production line without problem.



As a Senior Mechanical Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Bachelor’s Degree or alternative with relevant experience

Experienced in performing degree level engineering calculations on a regular basis

Chartered Engineer or working towards it

Familiar with principles of 3D CAD modelling. Minimum of 5000 hours experience in a mid or high end CAD package, preferably SolidWorks. Has a hands-on approach and exhibits judicious use of CAD technology

Has a good understanding of electronics, PCB technology and the interaction with Mechanical design

Fluent in performing thermal analysis and optimising designs to meet the thermal requirements. Can demonstrate a track record of optimising designs for thermal requirements

Understands the physics of heat and the core principles of how to manage it. This includes the use of hand-calculations and non-FEA based analysis   thermal analysis software

Familiar with working in a Quality environment and ensuring adherence to Quality procedures

Skilled in problem solving using a variety of techniques appropriate to the situation.

Excellent communication skills including drafting to BS 8888 with the full application of GD&T

Focused on finding cost effective solutions in all design work

Ability to manage working on multiple projects while dealing with day to day requests

Proven experience working on the development of new products with some experience in developing electronic products.

Experienced in design for low volume production (< 5,000 Per Annum)

Proven experience of designing for CNC machining and other low volume processes

Proven experience in working/liaising with subcontractors

Experience of designing industrial equipment or similar products

Can demonstrate thorough understanding and application of the product development process from concept to launch

Practiced in the use of traditional and state of the art tools to ensure designs are robust, reliable and optimised for production


Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location:  Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Salary:  Negotiable