Design Engineer

England, West Midlands, Birmingham
27 Feb 2018
27 Mar 2018
Grant Barnes
Contract Type
Full Time
Design Engineer

Our Marine Engineering client is looking for a Design Engineer for a 6 month contract (with the potential for extension) wishing to work in an environment of rapid technical change, to develop innovative new technologies. You will be required to either work across a broad range of systems, or to take a higher level of ownership over the design of a given system, depending on your skillset and approach to work.

Main Responsibility

* To work in conjunction with other design engineers, Lead and Principal engineers to produce component and assembly designs which meet the required performance targets, in accordance with development schedules and company design standards
* To work as part of a cohesive team, ensuring the quality of output from the design team remains at the highest possible level. This may from time to time involve mentoring of junior design staff
* In line with the departments' drive for continuous improvement, contribute to the identification of technical shortcomings and implement design solutions as required
* Preparation of design release packs including supporting evidence such as basic calculations to support key design decisions
* Close cooperation with other key technical stakeholders, including analysis, systems, build & test to ensure the delivery of 'right first time', technically sound designs
* Ensuring one's own designs meet company design guidelines and standards
* Effective application of sound engineering principles and ones' own experience to contribute to the determination of potential root causes for technical challenges, and to propose potential design solutions

* Si-mens NX design package
* Bachelors degree or higher in engineering or a relevant scientific discipline
* Experience of:
1. Internal combustion engine design
2. Working within an environment of continuous and rapid technical change
* A thorough technical understanding of core mechanical engineering principles:
* Material selection, heat treatment, manufacturing and processing knowledge, to include:
* Forging
* Casting
* Injection moulding & vacuum forming
* Machining (including cutting, grinding & EDM)
* Rapid manufacturing
* Stress, strain, fatigue, creep, fretting, galling
* Bolted joints
* Fluid bearings, oil/hydraulic systems, seals
* Basic tolerance analysis
* DFM&A / DFx
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to operate as part of a team both within and outside of the Engineering department

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