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Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Location:

    Royal Leamington Spa

  • Sector:

    Engineering, Mechanical

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Daniel Warby

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)121 796 1888

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  • Published:

    23 days ago

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Job Title: Senior/Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: up to £50K DOE

Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Industry: Energy & Power

Premier Engineering has engaged with a key client and a world leader in low carbon power generation technologies, a very innovative and future thinking business. Due to an increase in new projects and team growth a new & exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join on a permanent basis.

The role of Mechanical Design Engineer would suit a candidate with a proven track-record of delivering high quality engineering solutions and is an innovative problem solver. The applicant should have a broad range of engineering experience but be keen to develop their knowledge further. Must be team player but able to work independently and thrives in a dynamic environment with changing priorities.

What you'll get from us:

  • Be part of a company developing a simply revolutionary new product.
  • A supportive, fast paced and energetic team environment.
  • The opportunity to add real value and play a critical part in our evolving business.
  • Private Medical Insurance, funded by the Company.
  • Competitive salary, up to 50K DOE.
  • Pension contribution.
  • Life assurance.
  • 33 days holiday entitlement, inc Bank Holidays.
  • Hybrid working with set office days

What you’ll deliver to us:

  • Develop the concepts and production designs of components and assemblies from system level requirements through to final definition.
  • Create CAD models, assemblies, drawings and specifications according to best practice and corporate standards.
  • Perform detail 2D/3D tolerance studies on bespoke designs.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain personnel to optimise the design for production.
  • Check engineering drawings for compliance to BS 8888 and corporate best practices
  • Actively improve the Mechanical Engineering best-practices, processes and standards.
  • Support DFMEA activities
  • Support the components and sub-system verification activities. For example, the design of rig hardware, instrumentation designs, process test data etc.
  • Support the continuous improvement of the Design Engineering function.
What we’re looking for:


  • Relevant Engineering degree is preferred. HNC, BTec Professional Level 4 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 4 qualifications with appropriate level of experience.
  • Must have a meticulous, disciplined approach and work to a high level of accuracy.
  • Must be able to work from fundamental engineering principles where best practices and standards are not available.
  • Must be comfortable work independently and able to contribute to continuous improvement by working with the wider team.
  • Capable of working in a highly dynamic environment with changing priorities.
  • The candidate must have some experience across a broad range of relevant component designs, for example; machined parts, piping & pipe fittings, electrical harnesses, sheet metal work, tooling & jigs.
  • A thorough understanding of BS 8888 and GD&T.
  • Excellent CAD skills; minimum 5 years using CAD is required. The ideal candidate should have at least 2 years using Solidworks although training can be provided.
  • Experience in using PDM/PLM systems. Teamcenter 12 is preferred although training can be provided if necessary.
  • Excellent IT skills including all common MS programmes such as Outlook, Word, Excel etc

The preferred candidate would demonstrate some of the following experience and skills:

  • Experience of designing components across a broad spectrum of TRLs (Technology Readiness Levels) ranging from one-off experimental components for test through to production parts for high-volume manufacture.
  • Previous experience in product development incl verification activities, test, instrumentation etc
  • Conducting hand-calcs to support their designs; bolted joints, pressure vessels etc
  • Some experience in turbomachinery design; discs, shafts, bearings, casings etc. Examples could be Gas Turbines, rotating pumps, motors, rotordynamics etc
  • Hot Pressure equipment incl hand calcs. Piping designs, exhausts, bolted joints.
  • Experience in designing heat exchangers.
  • Fuel system design; pipe routing, manifolds, valves, filters, fuel tanks etc
  • Knowledge of materials selection and metallurgy.
  • An appreciation of FEA and CFD.
Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby at Premier Engineering for further information and apply!