Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

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    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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    John Anakwenze

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    5 months ago

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Great permanent opportunity open for a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer to work for a Multi National reputable Manufacturing company who operate within the defence space. Very competitive salary on offer as well as attractive benefits and relocation package.

Role purpose:

You will lead mechanical design activities working as part of a multi-disciplinary project team taking responsibility for Design, Development and Proving activities throughout the product lifecycle for a wide range of missile systems.

Key experience:

  • Ideally Degree/HND/HNC qualified plus significant post qualification experience in Mechanical Design and Development.
  • You will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead significant mechanical design work packages and have experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team with the awareness and understanding of the challenges that this may bring.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders across the business.
  • Have the awareness and understanding of cultural differences with the ability to adapt accordingly.
  • You will have a willing, helpful attitude, a calm professional manner, and the ability to assess and set priorities and deal with multiple issues on a regular basis
  • An understanding of structural/thermal/dynamic analysis would be advantageous.
  • Relevant 3D CAD/CAE experience (training on our preferred CAE tools will be given)


  • You will ensure robust design using common development techniques such as DFMEA, DFA, DFM.
  • You will be responsible for leading all proving activities to ensure compliance against requirements.
  • You will manage physical interfaces with suppliers and subcontractors in order to integrate 3rd party supplied equipment/hardware.
  • You will have accountability for development budgets and project planning including resource identification of people or equipment.
  • You will support series production through Industrial validation activities (ensure quality/rate/cost).