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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (493jc)

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Location: Greenford
Salary: £ Competitive
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Engineering
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
Our Client is seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer to support the Functional Team Lead – Mechanical Engineering by providing mechanical design expertise, allowing the Company to deliver detailed mechanical design solutions to their customers in the underwater warfare business area.

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer duties will also include Drawing Office activities, such as the production of detailed drawings, FEA and Test Reports for new products, or enhancements to existing products. All duties will be performed to the agreed technical requirements, timescales and budget. Typical systems that would be worked on include but are not limited to: Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS), Expendable Acoustic Devices’ (EADS), Sonobuoy’s and Launchers.

Key Responsibilities:
The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will be accountable for
• Production of project drawing packs in line with configuration management processes.
• Producing and reviewing Mechanical Designs and Drawings.
• Maintaining the configuration of the Company’s production drawing packs.

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for:
• Providing a technical lead role on selected projects.
• Providing support for stress and thermal analysis activities.
• Employing continuous improvement principles to improve efficiency.
• Supporting the Project SDA as required.
• Liaising with customers and suppliers as required.
• Collaboration with the other Engineering functions to ensure smooth engineering transition within projects.

Skills, Qualification and Experience:
Essential:
• Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
• Windchill PDMLink
• Autodesk Inventor
• Autodesk AutoCAD
• Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, & Outlook)
• Microsoft Outlook
• +5 years’ experience using 3D CAD modelling tool(s) including 2D technical drawings.
Desirable:
• Creo 2.0 or above
• Finite Element Analysis Tools (Nastran, Ansys)

Personal Attributes
• Self-motivated. Ability to work with minimum supervision.
• Positive/can do attitude.
• The ability to provide sound and innovative solutions to mechanical problems.
• Good verbal/communication/influencing skills.
• To work with other parts of the organisation from project engineering to production to achieve program objectives.
Other Requirements
• Flexible in approach to working hours and patterns.
• Full driving license.
• Capable of achieving Security Clearance (SC).

Competencies
Integrity and Trust
• Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent themselves for personal gain.
Interpersonal Savvy
• Relates well to all kinds of people—up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organisation; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Organisational Agility
• Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations.
Perseverance
• Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
Perspective
• Looks toward the broadest possible view of an issue/challenge; has broad-ranging personal and business interests and pursuits; can easily pose future scenarios; can think globally; can discuss multiple aspects and impacts of issues and project them into the future.
Problem Solving
• Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.

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