Job Title: Lead Mechanical Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire (Hybrid working available)

Salary: £DOE plus healthy benefits package

Industry: High Speed Rotating Equipment & E-Motors

Premier Engineering has engaged with a new client and an exciting leading specialist within high speed rotating equipment based in Warwickshire, who are looking to hire a Lead Mechanical Engineer for a permanent post.

Our technology is used in hydrogen fuel cells and other cutting-edge applications, and foundational to our offering is our highly skilled mechanical engineering team.

We are growing rapidly and shifting from prototypes to volume manufacturing. This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and innovative organization, with great opportunities for professional growth. Our teams are flexible, friendly and highly motivated as well as highly skilled. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Organise and lead mechanical engineers to fulfil numerous tasks and projects.
  • Core engineer developing designs from concept through to production.
  • Creating CAD models and fully detailed engineering drawings using GD&T. Products include, but are not limited to:
  • High speed compressors
  • Enclosures for power electronics
  • Cooling structures
  • Testing hardware and jigs
  • Liaising with different departments and people within the business, as well as external suppliers.
  • Work with the Mechanical Team Leader to continue to build and develop the mechanical engineering team to fulfil the company's strategic road map.
  • Creation of BoMs (Bills of Materials)
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to mechanical and junior engineers.
  • Ensure products are developed to achieve compliance with automotive standards (ISO/DIN).
  • Provide technical liaison and support for customers.
  • Contribute to the creation of functional specifications, DVP, FMEA.
  • Participate in problem solving processes, such as 8D.
  • Review and sign off reports, drawings, designs and calculations.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements in functionality and manufacture.

Qualifications and Experience

    • Degree/HNC in Automotive, Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline preferred.
    • Proven experience of developing electro-mechanical components within the automotive sector or similar.
    • Good understanding of solid body dynamics, structures and materials, heat transfer and fluid dynamics and common manufacturing methods.
    • Excellent 3D CAD modelling knowledge – Solids & Surfacing (Solidworks desirable) and GD&T.
    • Desirable: Computational Fluid Dynamics (Solidworks Flow Simulation).
    • Desirable: Experience of Motor design and/or electro mechanical variables & enclosures.
    • Experience of DFM/DFA.
    • Excellent communication skills within multi-disciplinary team and with external customers.
    • Self-starter, able to prioritise and plan effectively.
    • Bolted joint, O-ring calculations & tolerance stack ups
    • Previous experience in leading a small engineering team.
    • Proven track record in delivering a project from concept to production – desirable.
    • Excellent problem solving skills, attention to detail and a creative approach for new ideas.
    • Confident in use of basic workshop tools and processes

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