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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Engineering and Technology

Surrey £45k – £55k
permanent Job Ref: 6040


An opportunity has arisen for a senior design engineer to join a specialist laboratory instrument manufacturing business at their facility in Surrey. As a senior design engineer you will use your precision engineering skills to develop and designing complex electro-mechanical assemblies and instruments from conception though to manufacture.

To be successful as a senior design engineer you should ideally hold a degree or equivalent in a engineering discipline. Possess proven commercial experience as a mechanical design or mechanical engineer and be able to demonstrate skills in the design of automated electro-mechanical assemblies.  

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Working within a dedicated and enthusiastic team the role will be directly involved in both the design of new electro-mechanical instrumentation and the development of existing instruments.
  • Involvement will be from conception to final hand-over to the manufacturing area with project ownership throughout the process.
  • Involved with all aspects of the business and in particular the production and drawing office teams.
  • Generation of design specifications, project briefs and project plans suitable for presentation to the management team.
  • Skilled in identifying simple but effective solutions which lead to strong design for manufacture.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Requirements:

  • Proven commercial experience as a mechanical design / mechanical engineer ideally within a specialist, technical environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills in the design of automated electro-mechanical assemblies.  
  • Experience with some of the following technologies:
    • Solid state and minaturised heating / cooling technologies,
    • Optical measurement technologies,
    • Precision temperature control systems
    • Position control systems
  • An understanding of engineering calculations and analysis.
  • First class communication skills with demonstrable ability to liaise with suppliers to ensure designs are cost effective and can be manufactured.
  • Solidworks & CAD expertise

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 + Benefits - 25 Days Holiday + Banks – Company Pension Contribution

Job Ref: 6040