Mechanical / Structural Design Engineer

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Engineering, Manufacturing
East Anglia
Welwyn Garden City
£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Our client has been experiencing double digit growth and are providing innovative technology to their industry. They are continue to experience rapid growth and are looking to strengthen their engineer team by employing a Mechanical Engineer to support its expansion and play a key role in the design of their product.

What you will be doing?

The Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for the design of complex engineering structures and the components that they are composed of. This entails calculations, simulations and modelling through to the creation of part drawings, specifications and installation information.

Skills and Experience

* Degree or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering;

* Sound technical background in designing for components ideally with cyclical loading and with high durability;

* Competence in LS Dyna or other dynamic simulation software;

* A proven track record in designing complex structures that have gone into production

* Experience in 3D CAD, preferably SolidWorks and PDM software;

* Experience of designing to BS8888 with the use of GD&T;

* The ability to work within a team on multiple projects, to prioritise tasks and to manage own time;

* Familiar with building and safety standards;

* Proficient in understanding and dealing with the effects of manufacturing tolerances

* Able to identify and mitigate risk via calculations, modelling, simulation etc;

* Experience of delivering work packages to time and budget constraints.

* Ideally any knowledge of simulation to predict fatigue and impact would be a benefit.


* Generating concepts and developing structural designs using 3D CAD modelling.
* Performing calculations of loads and stresses.
* Using simulation software for single physics static and dynamic scenario analysis.
* Selecting construction material taking into consideration cost and availability.
* Drafting inputs to technical specifications including functional design specifications, and creating 2D drawings, assembly drawings and bills of materials.
* Managing technical risk, ensuring significant risks are reported and mitigated.
* Solving engineering problems in a structured and methodical manner using data to make decisions. Documenting and publishing calculations, methods and reasons for decisions.
* Traveling to other company sites and to suppliers to present work, collaborate on projects and seek advice.
* Preparing and presenting concepts and designs at reviews.
* Supporting the transition of designs into manufacture.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01489 898 832
Fax: 01489 898290
Contact: Charlotte Hope

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