Mechanical Design Engineer / CAD Engineer

30 Oct 2018
27 Nov 2018
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Contract (37.5 hours per week for 5 months in the first instance)

The Company has unlocked a new route to scalable fusion power that is cost-effective and does not require huge infrastructure and capital expenditure. The technology will revolutionise the world’s energy production – it will be possible to produce more energy, more cheaply and with fewer harmful side effects (e.g. with no long term nuclear waste or carbon emissions). They aim to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies – spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors.

The company’s innovation has been featured on Channel 4 news, BBC News Click and Reuters news channel and they received a Technology Pioneer Award at the World Economic Forum on 2016. This is the chance to join a fast-growing high technology company with an agile, dynamic team and to tackle the challenge of a lifetime.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Mechanical Design Engineer will be a key member of the Engineering team - responsible for detailed engineering design of the company’s projects and systems. They will interface with senior managers and advisors to produce 2D and 3D CAD models from design schemes and layouts and be responsible for eventual detailed component manufacturing drawings. It is further envisaged that candidates will have considerable experience; possess a broad knowledge of low volume manufacturing methods and practices and be used to working flexibly and autonomously as part of a small team; have 3D CAD experience.

Key Responsibilities:

* To create 2D and 3D detailed drawings using Solid Edge
* To prepare and create manufacturing drawings of approved designs, individual production parts and assembly drawings
* To produce drawings for tender submissions
* To maintain an up to date technical awareness of the business requirements
* To carry out all duties in accordance with the Company Health and Safety Policy
* To work closely with the ST40 assembly team during the build phase of the project to help resolve any build/assembly issues
* To work to the requirements of the drawing office control system
* To undertake any other duties or special projects as may be regarded as within the responsibility of the post
* To help with administration, liaising directly with subcontractors and raising purchase orders

The successful Candidates will have:

* Electrical Design Experience using AutoCAD or AutoCAD Electrical for:
* Controls cabinet design and layout;
* Wire scheduling
* Controls and power cable sizing

Qualifications / Skills:


* Working knowledge and experience of Solid Edge software.
* Degree level Mechanical Engineering or CAD Design or equivalent.
* Special Purpose Machines and systems
* Process equipment and tooling
* Vacuum systems and vacuum chambers
* Mechanical Structures


* Experience of design for high Magnetic fields
* Wide knowledge of materials used in scientific applications (metal alloys / ceramics / composites)
* Work closely with the Design and Projects teams to coordinate and effectively plan and programme the designs to ensure the assembly team have suitable time to meet key installation dates and deadlines
* Experience in working with building layouts

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for the role.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of: Design Engineer, CAD Engineer, CAD Technician, CAD, Computer Aided Design, AutoCAD, 2D CAD, CAD Operator, Draughtsperson, Solidworks, Mechanical Engineering, Auto-CAD Design Engineer and Auto-CAD Technician may also be considered for this role.

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