Lead Mechanical Design Engineer






£40,000 to £55,000 Per Annum



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Lead Mechanical Design Engineer - Angus, Dundee

Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 + benefits

Key words: Lead Engineer, Design Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Carbon, Soil Carbon, Design, Fabrication

The Role

Our client is a fast evolving soil carbon extraction specialist, targeting the international carbon removal markets.

They have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer to join them and play a leading role in the development of their technology and its future iterations. You will lead the mechanical design and implementation within a small but growing engineering team.

The ideal candidate will thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility, however will receive strong support from our client’s in-house team and external consultants and experts when working on projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the mechanical conceptualisation, design and fabrication of a new generation of  technology
  • Drive rapid and efficient iterations on design, fabrication and testing of new concepts as they emerge
  • Work closely with all disciplines of the in-house engineering team throughout, to ensure an effective systems engineering approach
  • Interface with external engineering consultants to delegate work packages that support in-house activities
  • Analyse performance of prototypes in field trials and identify areas for improvement
  • Support and input into the process of intellectual property protection

Skills and experience

  • Very strong skills in physical, mechanised prototyping, from design to fabrication and testing
  • Ability to lead a mechanical projects and managing a small team
  • Very strong skills in modelling mechanical parts and mechanisms in CAD (any package, preferably Solidworks)
  • Ability to iterate designs quickly and efficiently
  • Experience working with motors, actuators and sensors
  • Experience in lean/fast prototyping environment
  • Experience in researching, sourcing and working with material suppliers
  • 3D printing experience
  • CNC experience
  • Ability to physically prototype and fabricate where necessary, both in-house and using 3rd parties
  • Experience in working with a range of different metals and materials

Desirable qualifications

  • BEng/MEng in Mechanical Engineering or similar

This role will suit a highly motivated individual looking to work for a client in a start-up environment planning to expand significantly over the next few years. In this role you will have the opportunity to grow your role and develop your leadership capabilities further and shape a team around the rapidly evolving needs of our client’s new business.

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