Mechanical Engineer

Job type:
12 months
Experis IT
flag_no United Kingdom
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Job title: Mechanical Engineer (Aviation)

Location: Cheltenham

Salary: £35-40 (DOE)

12 months, extendable to 24 for the right person

Role summary:

As a Mechanical Engineer you will be part of a project delivering the mechanical aspects of the development of a Power Distribution Systems and its entry into production.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical design, determining the production techniques and design concept to meet business objectives.
  • Work within a team of mechanical engineers to develop complex control panel assemblies and liaison with the electrical engineering team to deliver bus bar design and wiring harness information
  • Effective use of prototyping techniques to de-risk the development
  • Contributing to the delivery of scope, cost and schedule performance for assigned work packages on the project
  • Participating in engagement with customers and suppliers
  • Working with global and local engineering, manufacturing and quality functions
  • Ensure design is in accordance with company and industry standards and processes.


  • Bachelor's degree Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university/collage or similar level of knowledge/experience
  • Experience for complex mechanical design for new product introduction, preferably in a safety critical environment
  • Experience of product design and development activities including design for manufacture and test-methodologies
  • Technical expertise of using 3D modelling software and rapid prototyping, preferably Unigraphics NX but experience of other industry standard MCAD packages considered
  • Working understanding of thermal and structural analysis, particularly of high current electrical assemblies using industry standard tool such as Ansys, Nastran etc.
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organisation and external customers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willing to occasionally travel internationally

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience of aerospace equipment development or a similar safety critical environment
  • An understanding of regulatory and safety requirements for safety critical products
  • Experience of Unigraphics NX and Teamcenter preferred. Wind-chill PLM/PDM experience desirable
  • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems and IT
  • Willing to participate in military product design