ROLE- Lead Mechanical Design Engineer


LOCATION- Southampton


TERM- Permanent


SALARY- £55,000 - £70,000, dependent on experience


My client designs and manufactures specialist equipment for a variety of industries. They are looking for a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer to join their team in Southampton on a permanent basis.


The Lead Mechanical Design Engineer will ideally have the following attributes:

  • Be a self-starter, with strong leadership skills and the ability to own projects, work independently and implement your own ideas
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar Mechanical Design Engineering position
  • Strong 3D CAD skills with SolidWorks ideally, SolidWorks PDM experience would be preferred
  • Degree / HNC / HND / BTEC / NVQ / qualified in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • Experience in Aerospace, Defence or related industries would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of sheet metal and machined parts
  • Good theoretical mechanical engineering knowledge of core principles and tight tolerances
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proficient using MS Office
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management skills
  • Have the ability to work well alone as well as part of a small multi-disciplinary team


The Lead Mechanical Design Engineer role will involve:

  • Using SolidWorks for concept design and producing technical drawings
  • Implementing PDM software
  • Hiring and managing 1-2 direct reports
  • Liaising with manufacturing providers
  • Being involved in final assembly of products
  • Creating the required documentation for design as well as project reports / plans
  • Updating 3D models and drawings
  • Inputting parts into the MRP system creating BOMs
  • Checking drawings for sign off
  • Working in a small multi-disciplinary team on varied projects


If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up to date CV as soon as possible.

For more information about this role please apply, or email Sarah Lody on who will be able to provide more details on the opportunity.

Many thanks, Premier Group

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