Mechanical Design Engineer
York
TH05042022MDE
Manufacturing, Mechanical & Electrical
Permanent

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Discipline: Design, Manufacturing

Speciality: AutoCAD, FEA

UK Residency Required: Yes

Salary: £35000 - £40000 (negotiable)

Benefits: pension, health

Apply by: 29/04/2022

Min Experience: 5 years

OVERVIEW & ROLE DESCRIPTION

The Opportunity

An interesting and rare opportunity to work for this specialist Manufacturer in the entertainment Industry. As a member of the Engineering department, the role will focus on the design and engineering of projects spanning the architectural, construction, exhibition, and live event sectors. This role is ideal for an experienced Mechanical Engineer capable of guiding and advising a team of designers and drafts people. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively in a team environment.

 

The Role

The position will involve the following duties and responsibilities.

  • Conceptual design of stage, performance and special machines to meet client concepts or specifications.
  • Undertake, update and review design risk assessments.
  • Produce or supervise creation of conceptual models in Autodesk Inventor including FEA
  • Select and verify third party products to integrate into machines
  • Check engineering solutions, calculations and drawings of other designers.
  • With project managers ensure machines are built and tested to design and standards
  • Produce testing schedules and witness and or verify tests including factory tests and site commissioning
  • Act as design lead on single and multi-disciplined projects as and when required.
  • Liaise with other members of the project team and the client and other stakeholders to achieve a coordinated engineering solution that meets the defined objectives.
  • Produce or supervise production of technical documentation.
  • Project cost control and effective management of project resources.
  • Ensure that quality and consistency of output (drawings, reports, calcs etc.) is always maintained.
  • Assist in the development of processes to improve efficiency and project delivery.
  • Mentor and develop junior team members.

 

The Person

The successful candidate will possess the following key criteria

  • HND or Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or similar discipline.
  • Understanding of the design process, and its associated documentation.
  • Extensive knowledge of British Standards and Design Regulations
  • Extensive knowledge of designing and detailing mechanical systems / components
  • Knowledge of designing with other materials
  • Mechanical calculations / methodical problem-solving ability
  • Technical drawing to BS 8888 or other professional standards
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience designing mechanical systems / components (gained in the UK)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people

The following skills are preferable although not essential

  • Extensive experience using Autodesk Inventor
  • FE analysis software (preferably Autodesk Nastran / Autodesk Inventor)
  • Drafting and modelling in Autodesk Inventor (gained in a working environment)
  • Checking the work of peers (designs, drawings, calcs, models etc.)
  • Autodesk Vault, and / or Revit, and / or AutoCAD (gained in a working environment)
  • Previous supervisory experience and experience of leading a design team.

Apex Resourcing Solutions is an employment business acting on behalf of this client

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • HND or Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or similar discipline.
  • Understanding of the design process, and its associated documentation.
  • Extensive knowledge of British Standards and Design Regulations
  • Extensive knowledge of designing and detailing mechanical systems / components
  • Knowledge of designing with other materials
  • Mechanical calculations / methodical problem-solving ability
  • Technical drawing to BS 8888 or other professional standards
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience designing mechanical systems / components (gained in the UK)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conceptual design of stage, performance and special machines to meet client concepts or specifications.
  • Undertake, update and review design risk assessments.
  • Produce or supervise creation of conceptual models in Autodesk Inventor including FEA
  • Select and verify third party products to integrate into machines
  • Check engineering solutions, calculations and drawings of other designers.
  • With project managers ensure machines are built and tested to design and standards
  • Produce testing schedules and witness and or verify tests including factory tests and site commissioning
  • Act as design lead on single and multidisciplined projects as and when required.
  • Liaise with other members of the project team and the client and other stakeholders to achieve a coordinated engineering solution that meets the defined objectives.
  • Produce or supervise production of technical documentation.
  • Project cost control and effective management of project resources.
  • Ensure that quality and consistency of output (drawings, reports, calcs etc.) is always maintained.
  • Assist in the development of processes to improve efficiency and project delivery.
  • Mentor and develop junior team members.

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