Mechanical Engineer (BAE081445)

Ref No. BHN520000
Salary £27.65 - £35.53/hour
Location Portsmouth, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (3 Months)
Job Status Open


Mechanical Engineer - BAE Naval Defence Systems - 3 Month Contract - Portsmouth, Hampshire- £27.65ph PAYE or £35.53ph UMB or £31.82ph Limited Company (Inside IR35)


Mechanical Engineer - BAE Naval Defence Ships - Portsmouth, Hampshire - 3 month Contract

The Job

Mechanical Engineer - BAE Naval Defence Systems - 3 Month Contract - Portsmouth, Hampshire- £27.65ph PAYE or £35.53ph UMB or £31.82ph Limited Company (Inside IR35)

The Umbrella rate quoted above is the Gross Umbrella rate (i.e. the rate we pay to the Umbrella Company inclusive of ALL employment costs). Please note, the rate paid by the Umbrella will be less, as will a Limited Deemed rate or Agency PAYE rate. Please get in touch to discuss the rates via these different payment vehicles.

Clearance Requirements & Eligibility

This role will require the person to hold full Security Clearance (SC) prior to working onsite. You will need to obtain a Criminal Record Check. You must currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain SC and you must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship and have lived and worked in the UK for a minimum 5 year period. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.

Position Description
An experienced mechanical engineer who applies a breadth of knowledge and skills and has experience of engineering approaches, techniques and governance. Is able to apply experience to design & development solutions, resolve engineering issues and problems for a range of products and engineering situations. Able to work independently under limited technical direction. Specifically,

 A Mechanical Engineer with experience of packaging electronics and electromechanical assemblies in 19 inch equipment racks.

 An understanding of design for harsh environmental conditions including shock and vibration, thermal management and working to space and weight constraints.

 Providing technical guidance and support to CAD staff.

Core Duties

The role holder will:

 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering theories, concepts, practices, principals and approaches

 Able to apply theoretical engineering knowledge, experience & skills to develop products & services, specifications, designs and developments, able to resolve technical & performance issues and problems for a product or

 Complete the design of the enclosure solution for the Goldcrest Hardware Interface and Timing Unit (HITU) to contain an in-house design PEC and its interfaces

 Complete the design for the Data Processing Rack for the Goldcrest system

 Ensure the mechanical solution meets the relevant safety standards

 Provide rack and unit level thermal assessments of the Data Processing Rack.

 Work with and direct the project Mechanical CAD resources to scheme and detail design solutions.

 Define tests that prove the mechanical requirements of the rack and rack mounted equipment.

 Maintain technical design files

Functional Knowledge

The role holder will:
Have an understanding of the principles and approaches underpinning mechanical engineering design and development. Have an understanding, knowledge and experience in mechanical engineering design and development of systems, sub-systems, assemblies and components. CEng level or equivalent level of capability.

 Be capable of undertaking mechanical and thermal design calculations in support of design proposals.

 Aware of assembly and production techniques in the design of equipment racks.

 Be familiar with other discipline areas such as electrical engineering, manufacturing and hardware design.

Business Expertise

The role holder:

 Has a good understanding of how own activities integrate into the activities of a design team plus an understanding of the work of the design team.

 Typically requires a limited knowledge of activities of other teams in the Area.


The role holder:

 Is responsible for self and quality of own work and safety of self.

 May be required to mentor and coach team members

Problem Solving

The role holder:

 Is required to make judgements based on own knowledge and experience of similar situations.

 Must assess the viability and applicability of solutions, evaluates alternatives based on an understanding of common or previous solutions to problems and analysis of factual information.

Nature of Impact
The role holder is responsible for the quality and timely delivery of own work. The job has a direct impact on the quality of the overall solution provided by the team

Area of Impact
Performance of the team and/or solution is directly affected by the job, and will have an impact on other teams involved in the task or work

Interpersonal Skills

The role holder:

 requires good communication and diplomacy skills

 must understand detailed technical instructions and be able to communicate complex technical information to others

Joseph Lopes
manages this role


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