Mechanical Design Lead

Mechanical Design Lead

Job Title: Mechanical Design Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Workington, Cumbria
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH13475_1555406238
Contact Name: Dan Parker
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 16, 2019 10:17

Job Description

Mechanical Design Lead



I'm looking to speak with an ambitious Senior Mechanical Design Engineer that's keen to progress their career by joining an established, successful, and forward-thinking engineering firm delivering the design, manufacture, assembly, and testing of high integrity electrical and mechanical solutions to a range of demanding high hazard industries.

The Job

As the lead member of the mechanical design team, you will have demonstrable design experience across a range of the following competencies, ideally to include close collaboration with manufacturing / fabrication teams on bespoke mechanism / machinery projects for heavy industry:

  • CE Marking
  • Hand calculations
  • Lifting beams
  • Piping / fluid dynamics
  • O&M Manuals
  • HSE and QA regulatory requirements
  • Appreciation of ECI considerations
  • FEA
  • Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Mathcad

Chartered status will be a distinct advantage in any application for this role.

The Candidate

With a background in mechanical, manufacturing or fabrication engineering for high hazard sectors, you will be a confident individual capable of both managing your own work and guiding others, from concept to delivery. Involvement with bids and tenders, to accompany a commercial awareness that covers budgetary and schedule control would be a distinct asset.

This is a role that offers leadership opportunity and a great platform to develop for the successful individual.
You will hold:

  • Engineering Degree in relevant discipline
  • Membership of (or be working towards) the APM / other relevant professional institution
  • CEng status

What's on offer?

This role will suit someone looking to build on an existing strong base to grow the mechanical design team from its current function of delivering internally to offering an external design function in its own right in parallel.

In reward for this, a solid base salary is accompanied by 6% pension, private healthcare, a 36.5hr working week and additional company benefits.

How to apply

Please call Dan Parker directly on 02392 222 961 to discuss your suitability for the opportunity and its responsibilities and requirements in greater detail or contact me by email at

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