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Job titlePrincipal Mechanical Design Engineer
Job typeAuto Innovation
Salary50,000 - 70,000 GBP
LocationUK Central
Bonus PackageAnnual discretionary
Job description

Are you an experienced, multi-skilled engineer? Do you want to work for an organisation who value your ideas, and empowers you to make a difference? Our client is currently looking for someone to join their team as a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer Transmission based in Warwickshire.   


The company 

Our client is on a mission to create the future of powertrains. They work on the full lifecycle from strategic planning to testing of powertrain and electrification technologies. They have got a rich history in the automotive space, working with major vehicle OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to optimise their products.   

Working towards a more sustainable future, they are operating in the electrification space to advance the development of new, more sustainable technologies.   

The role 

As Principal Mechanical Design Engineer, you’ll be utilising state of the art simulation techniques and design tools to create, develop and prototype transmission, driveline, and actuation systems. You will be responsible for the delivery of technical work packages and whole projects, as well as developing new methods to solve industry problems and generating market leading solutions.  

Responsibilities include: 

  • Implementing technical processes to ensure projects are executed to the highest quality 

  • Managing multi-person cross functional projects on time and to budget 

  • Ensuring attention to detail whilst managing yourself and others to tight deadlines  

  • Building and maintaining excellent relationships with customers and stakeholders 

  • Taking an active role in the professional development of others within the function 

  • Marketing the company through technical forums, conferences, and white papers 

  • Managing challenging proposals and quotes 

  • Adapting to the needs of a growing and developing business  

  • Work in accordance to processes and safety requirements 


The requirements 

You’ll have at least 8 years’ of automotive transmission design and analysis experience. Other requirements include: 

  • Degree level educated in Mechanical Engineering or a relevant field  

  • Demonstrable background of leading design and analysis teams in the development of precision rotating components and systems  

  • Highly competent in design and CAE analysis of rotating systems 

  • An understanding of market trends and challenges 

  • Strong technical reputation and relationship with customers and suppliers 

  • Able to mentor others in their technical development 

  • Successfully managed large, multi-person and multi-discipline projects 

  • Expert in key software packages (SMT MASTA, Romax, Creo, Catia) 

  • Strong problem-solving skills with a positive approach  

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) 

  • Knowledge of either French, German or Korean language is a huge advantage 

  • Willing to undertake short and long haul-travel  


Important information 

FMC contact for this role: James B Watson (

Reference number: 10199 

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