Mechanical Design Authority

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6 months
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I am looking for a Mechanical Design Authority to fill a contract position in Essex.

The job details are as follows:

*Accountable for the successful delivery of the technical aspects of mechanical work packages
*Ensure that the mechanical design meets all requirements, including signing off all relevant verification and validation activities
*Ensure that a life cycle process is followed, including the appropriate design reviews
*Ensure the required Assurance Technical aspects are consolidated and approved at the appropriate review gates
*Ensure that all relevant design documentation and drawings are generated and issued at the appropriate gate reviews
*Ensure that verification and validation plans are generated and issued at the appropriate gate reviews
*Ensure that all mechanical interfaces are accurately defined
*Ensure that new designs are suitable from a manufacturing, assembly and test perspective
*Ensure that the relevant product structures and Bill of Materials are maintained
*Support the mechanical aspects of risk reviews
*Support the Programme Manager in the development of project plans
*Support the systems engineering team in the generation of mechanical requirements
*Support customer interfacing on mechanical issues (eg presentation of technical reports)
*5+ years of relevant mechanical engineering experience
*Experience of having been through the entire design life cycle more than once
*Experience of owning complex mechanical design projects
*Experience of working on high integrity/high reliability projects
*Experience of leading design reviews
*Experience of authoring technical documentation (design reports, test plans, etc.)
*Experience of producing test and verification plans
*Experience of working in inter-disciplinary teams (primarily system and electronics engineers)

Space or Aerospace background preferred, but would consider experience within Highly Complex engineering projects.

All applicants must be able to live and work in the UK and you may be required to undergo an SC clearance process.

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