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Job titleSenior Mechanical Design Engineer
Job typeAuto Innovation
Salary40,000 - 55,000 GBP
LocationUK South
Bonus Package
Job description

Are you ready to generate new ideas and push existing boundaries? 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 Senior Mechanical Design Engineer and work on the design, test, and analysis of automotive solutions. 


The company 

Specialising in electric and autonomous vehicle technologies, our client is an innovative company who produce software products and solutions for state-of-the-art vehicles, ranging from in-wheel motor technology to integrated power electronics and digital control. They are automotive technology pioneers whose fresh approach is driving the vehicle design revolution. 

You’ll join a team of talented experts who have a desire to develop truly innovative automotive technologies and are passionate about sustainable transport. This is a brilliant opportunity to join them as they seek to revolutionise the technology used in the automotive space! 

The role 

As Senior Mechanical Design Engineer you’ll lead and develop the design and delivery of electro-mechanical systems for our client’s autonomous vehicle technologies. You will ensure that the electronics design meets the requirements set out by internal and external customers. You’ll be a technical expert on electro-mechanical design and will apply this knowledge to electric systems to drive the very best in performance.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Leading the design and development activities for electric machines 

  • Producing outline designs and determining costs, safety, and time  

  • Resolving technically complex problems  

  • Performing design reviews, analysing data, and developing reports 

  • Presenting the finding of reports and keeping stakeholders up to date with progress  

  • Supporting the production line when deploying a new design  

  • Providing technical support to other departments when required 

  • Helping the team with design of tests and interpretation of results  

  • Utilising electric machines and systems to develop state-of-the-art technology and drive innovation 

  • Producing drawings to BS 8888 and manipulate complex CAD models  

  • Supporting DFMEA activities  

  • Guiding and mentoring the mechanical engineering talent across the company  

  • Work in accordance to processes and safety requirements 


The requirements 

You’ll have at least 5 years’ experience in a complex mechanical design capacity. You will have experience using technologies such as injection molding, fretwork, PCB, and flexible circuit design. Other requirements include: 

  • Degree level educated in a relevant Engineering field  

  • Understanding of the automotive industry standards and regulations 

  • Experience of component testing, heat management and design reviews 

  • Thorough understanding and experience of hand calculations and FEA 

  • Knowledge of physics and mechanical engineering theory  

  • Experience using SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation  

  • Functional safety experience working to ISO 26262 

  • Design experience based on ASPICE ME 

  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail 

  • Strong computer literacy skills (including Microsoft Office)  

  • Demonstrate innovative solutions to design challenges 

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) 


Important information 

FMC contact for this role: James B Watson (

Reference number: 9692 

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