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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Salary: £0

Location: South West London

Job type: Contract

Category: South West London

This opportunity is for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to be a key member of the Hardware Engineering team. This role will support all Mechanical designs and conduct Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Thermal Analysis (CFD) as well as being responsible for the sign off of all mechanical designs, ensuring the mechanical team are conforming to applicable processes during and design, development and build, and ensure compliance to all applicable requirements. The suitable candidate will also be required to produce, review and approve technical documentation to support on-time programme delivery whilst organising all Computer Aided Design (CAD) aspects to perform efficiently and effectively using a variety of CAD applications. Key Responsibilities: ·Mechanical design engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME) across the business. ·To analyse and justify mechanical based designs and component selection ·To resolve mechanical issues during hardware design, development, manufacture, integration and qualification. ·To support testing and qualification of hardware, where required. ·To ensure baseline and change control activities are carried out within the mechanical team, adhering to Configuration Management (CM) processes. ·To assist in raising any Technical Queries (TQ) for ratification and managing mechanical design risks. ·To provide mechanical/electro-mechanical design support on a single or multiple programmes. ·To provide leadership to the mechanical team to ensure process and requirements are conformed to. ·To produce, review and approve mechanical technical documentation (drawings, documents and Bill of Materials (BOM). ·To ensure applicable mechanical standards are complied with across the business. ·To report progress on allocated work to Project/Programme Managers and the Hardware Manager. ·To assist the Hardware Manager in the development of robust processes and procedures. ·To assist providing detailed estimates to Project/Programme Managers. ·To mentor and help develop the mechanical team, where possible. ·To act as delegated mechanical Design Authority (DA), when required. ·To act as customer, supplier and manufacturer mechanical technical point of contact. ·To define and develop mechanical engineering requirements. ·To lead the mechanical team in driving efficient working strategies throughout the full lifecycle of a project or programme. ·To work independently, with occasional guidance, applying expertise in professional or technical areas to achieve results. ·To supervise or project lead other engineers within projects or programmes. ·To proactively addresses shortfalls in process and drives improvements at a functional level. ·To take an active interest in the identification and management of risks and opportunities. Skills (Required): ·Good attention to detail. ·Organised, adept to workload management and prioritising appropriately to meet deadlines. ·Ability to work under pressure in a complex and rapidly changing environment. ·Proactive team worker, equally self-motivated and able to work autonomously. ·Good interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with all audiences and stakeholders. ·Proficient user of Microsoft Office. ·Proficient user of Creo or similar. ·Strong experience in a Mechanical Design Engineering position. ·Engineering degree in related discipline (or extensive mechanical design experience without a degree). ·Understanding and working knowledge of mechanical related Defence Standards. ·Ability to work independently on own initiative, as well as within a collaborative team environment. ·Hold SC clearance or ability to achieve it. Skills (Preferred/Desired): ·Experience of working within a team developing Naval Platform Management Systems (PMS) for surface and sub-surface programmes. ·Understanding and working knowledge of Defence programmes. ·Experience or understanding of shock, vibration, EMC and climatic testing

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