Mechanical Design Engineer

Wallace Hind Selection
Salary £38-45k, Bonus, 25 Days Holiday
17 Apr 2019
03 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

If you are a Mechanical Design Engineer and desire the opportunity to work on a wide variety of precision engineering applications, be encouraged to push your skill sets, supported to progress to chartered status and work at a company that is easily commutable in rural northampton, then we may have the role for you!

SALARY: £38,000 to £45,000


  • Bonus, Pension
  • 25 Days plus statutory holidays.

LOCATION: Northampton

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Daventry, Corby, Market Harborough

JOB SPECIFICATION: Mechanical Design Engineer

Why would this Mechanical Design Engineer role appeal to you?

·You will face an array of engineering challenges allowing you to grow as an Engineer.
·You will benefit from support to achieve your chartered status.
·You will work on wide spectrum of bespoke projects from concept though to completion.
·Friendly supportive team in a rural location easily accessible with ample parking.

Job Specification: Mechanical Design Engineer

As Mechanical Project Engineer / Design Engineer you will be a key member of the team responsible for design and development of mechanical components and assemblies used within high precision engineering applications. Our systems are utilised within aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, scientific and research applications with a customer base from universities to global organisations. You will follow projects through the complete development process from concept design, organising the manufacture of prototype parts with external suppliers, test and validation, market launch and into production. You must be able to work within an environment with changing priorities as projects are won.

Key Mechanical Design Engineer responsibilities:

·Work on full life-cycle sub-system projects from initial concept and into manufacture.
·Design components and assemblies to fulfil product specifications.
·Develop 3D models and associated 2D detailed drawings for manufacture.
·Utilise design tools to produce associated design calculations (rotational, dynamic and static).
·Compile product specifications and documentation, including material finish, etc. to support production processes.
·Ensure time and cost targets are met to produce commercially viable products.

Requirements as Mechanical Project Engineer / Design Engineer:

To be successful in your application as Mechanical Design Engineer you MUST be from a component / assembly development background and be able to commute to the Northampton region or be prepared to relocate. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals who have a genuine passion for engineering and problem solving.

Essentially as Mechanical Project Engineer / Design Engineer you will:

· Be able to think at a conceptual level to solve design challenges.
· Have personally worked on at least one full life-cycle new product development project.
· Hold experience of designing machined components for manufacture.
· Proficient in the use of 3D and 2D CAD systems (ideally ProE / Creo, but not essential).
· Be experienced with the use of Geometric Design and Tolerance design code BS8888.
· Hold a qualification in a mechanical engineering discipline to HNC / Degree level.

Desirably as Mechanical Project Engineer / Design Engineer you will:

· Possess the ability to use hand calculations.
· Be experienced in the use of problem solving processes such as 8D.
· Hold a working knowledge of FMEA, DVP&R and APQP processes.
· Be knowledgeable in the design of cast, pressed metal components and machining processes.


We are a £multi million turnover company, located in rural northamptonshire and produce highly precise equipment utilising high precision engineering components, most of which we manufacture in-house. Our systems are utilised within aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, scientific and research applications with a customer base from universities to global organisations.


We offer a comprehensive career opportunities designed to allow you to grow and develop your career within our engineering design and projects team. We fully support our engineers and provide assistance to achieve chartered status and will push you technically via a wide variety of projects.

whenever possible we will always look internally when positions become available and promote from within the business.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Project Engineer, Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Project Design Engineer, high tolerance, rotating equipment, mechanical, machined components castings, exotic alloys, machining processes.

Please Note - Wallace Hind have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to the end company from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Jason Cooper quoting Mechanical Design Engineer and reference JC15463 to DD: Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: . Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.

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