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Job titleSenior Mechanical Design Engineer
Job typeAuto Innovation
Salary45,000 - 60,000 GBP
LocationUK Central
Bonus PackageDiscretionary annual bonus
Job description

Are you an innovative engineer who enjoys the challenge of solving complex problems? Our client is looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join their team. 

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 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 a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, you’ll assume a leading role among a team of ambitious engineers and bring your technical expertise to lead a variety of fast-paced projects. You’ll apply your wealth of design and analysis experience to a range of technologies and applications and build strong relationships with stakeholders to ensure that you deliver effective solutions that satisfy their requirements. 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Defining clear and robust project approach processes

  • Deliver on projects on time and to budget

  • Ensuring rapid responses to customer requests

  • Maintaining operational excellence for the customer base

  • Presenting data to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • Translating client strategy into actionable projects 

  • Creating technical project proposals 

  • Acting as a lead change agent, able to channel resources effectively


The requirements

You will have a proven track record of innovation within a series of powertrain projects, as well as…

  • Demonstrable success managing small to medium-sized projects, both in a technical and commercial environment 

  • Familiar with key software packages within drivetrain engineering (including SMT and MASTA)

  • Strong understanding of the design and CAE analysis of rotating systems 

  • Experience in automotive, transmission or precision engineering design or analysis  

  • Knowledge of key engineering processes and procedures 

  • Demonstrable experience in applying fundamental mechanical engineering principles to complex problems 

  • Outstanding information gathering and problem-solving skills

  • Analytical, logical and detail-orientated 

  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment 

  • Willing to develop and take on complex technical concepts

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Fluent in English and another language (ideally French, German or Korean) 

Important information

Reference number: 12376 

FMC contact for this role: James B Watson ( 

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