Principal Mechanical Engineer

£45000 - £70000 per annum
28 Feb 2017
28 Mar 2017
Charlotte Hope
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, located in Chippenham, have a highly experienced R&D team covering systems engineering, software development, hardware development, system test, manufacturing test and product approvals. The manager is looking to grow the team by adding a Mechanical Engineer.

Purpose of Position

Mechanical design/development Engineer to join the wireless telecoms development team.
To design, develop and verify mechanical hardware for the company’s product portfolio, including indoor and outdoor base stations and customer equipment


* Review & interpret/decompose customer requirements
* Development requirements generation, interpretation and expansion/decomposition, study and clarification
* Physical architecture generation and development including product structuring for variant management
* Architecture development of concepts and schemes and working with hardware & system engineers including
* Thermal architecture physical development, evolution and analysis/simulation
* Write design specifications/documents
* Write design implementation documents
* Detailed design including integration of mechanical design with PCBA development
* Product structuring and BOM generation and development to/through NPI
* Develop PCBA detailed designs for/with hardware design engineers (analogue, digital & power
* Write and perform design verification on prototype(s)
* Design for manufacture to product realisation, prototype, NPI or production plus ongoing current engineering
* Development field and installation documentation
* Support field queries/clarification technical
* Perform technical studies for requirements development clarification, fault analysis or technical feasibility
* Problem reporting, tracking and resolution ie, configuration management and change control


* Product Development Process ISO, NPI, Change Control
* First hand knowledge, use and development of tool suites within an evolving development environment particularly ProEngineer, WF/Creo, Windchill/PDM
* Knowledge of and design to ETSI, MIL, Def standards wrt electronics and environmental requirements for indoor, outdoor and vehicle environments
* Product Approval regimes and hardware/mechanical impact ie. EMC, Safety and Radio approvals – eg. CE marking, FCC, UL and CSA
* Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering/related subject
* Considerable experience within industry and/or equivalent, ideally within an electronic product/system development through to production environment