Matchtech

Mechanical Engineer

Recruiter
Location
Washington
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
07 Jun 2017
Closes
05 Jul 2017
Ref
EMP392951
Contact
Grace Aitken-McMullan
Sector
Defence
Discipline
Mechanical
Function
Mechanical
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Responsibilities:

* This role will involve working on fast paced prototype programmes related to major platform contracts. As a Mechanical Engineer, your specific role will focus on the design, integration, test and build of equipment at the system and sub-system levels, in order to deliver high performing products within wider project timescales.

* Undertake the mechanical design tasks associated with the development of specific systems/equipment, involving:

* Detailed design, including the development of production drawings.
* Carry out engineering calculations as required to justify a proposed course of action.
* Input to relevant safety cases.
* Assisting in the validation of systems/equipment, including the generation of test schedules, test and integration plans and the writing/investigation of test problem reports.
* Engagement with key suppliers.
* Contribute to the planning process required to schedule work.
* Managing technical issues.

* Support integration, build, test and demonstration activities.
* Present engineering material to internal stakeholders and customers.
* Coordinate with the wider Engineering team to deliver a coherent design/platform.
* Requirements management and production of technical specifications.
* Produce and review engineering drawings, technical reports, meeting minutes and other project documentation.
* Participate in internal and external meetings or design reviews with the customer. This may involve:

* Undertaking technical presentations.
* The investigation of trials incidents.
* Attending trials and providing technical advice where required.
* The generation and review of technical reports.

* Ensure that designs produced consider the following:

* Product Safety.
* Design for Manufacture.
* Design to cost.

* Provide engineering input to project submissions including cost estimating, project plans, and progress reports.
* Perform project activities as allocated by the Project Management team.

Requirements:

* Competent in the following software packages would be desirable:

* Siemens NX.
* Microsoft office, including Microsoft Visio.
* Document management systems such as Teamcenter.
* Business management systems such as SAP.

* Good awareness of:

* Security implications for technical material.
* Commercial considerations.
* Workplace Health and Safety.

* Finite Element Analysis tools such as Pro Mechanical or Ansys.
* Dynamic simulation or analysis tools such as ADAMS.
* Experience of either automotive, or suspension or tracked vehicle systems.

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