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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Ref no. BHN557544
Location West London, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Want to join a company a trusted and reputable company with a broad portfolio of capabilities across the Maritime domain? 

Key skills required for this role

Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical, Engineer, CAD


Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical, Engineer, CAD

Job description


Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance *minimum 5 years UK residency* 

Working: The role is office/hybrid based with occasional travel to other company/customer's sites in the UK or abroad.  

Want to work for a successful business, who develop advanced specialist systems to deliver warfighting edge in the modern maritime and underwater battlespace? 

 The company have a number of awards, most recently been named as an Award winner (Gold Award) in MoD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme! 

The Principal Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for conducting Mechanical Design Engineering tasks throughout the mechanical lifecycle

Responsibilities consisting of but not limited to:

  • Requirements Analysis
  • Mechanical System Design (3D Creo or Autodesk Inventor)
  • Mechanical Details Drawing (2D in the above MCAD packages)
  • Mechanical Assembly Drawing (2D in the above MCAD packages)
  • Component Selection (COTS Items)
  • Design Documentation (Test Reports, Trade Studies,etc)
  • Stress Analysis and Reporting
  • Environmental & Thermal Analysis and Reporting
  • Using the Engineering Change Process where applicable during the development or Production Lifecycle
  • Production Support (where required)
  • In-Service Support (where required)
  • Configuration Management Support (through the companies PLM tool, Windchill)
  • Use of mechanical version control tools and issue tracking tools during mechanical lifecycle.
  • Use of mechanical version control tools and issue tracking tools during mechanical lifecycle.
  • Adhere to the company's mechanical engineering processes and procedures.
  • Delivery of mechanical components into project and business level configuration and data management systems.
  • Supports Bids by providing input on technical solutions estimates and plans.

Experience needed: 

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Proven Mechanical Design Experience
  • Experience in design and documentation using MCAD PLM and ERP tools (Creo, Autodesk Inventor, Windchill or IFS)
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with internal and external stakeholders/customers/suppliers on a regular basis
  • Ability to write technical reports or plans and present information to line manager, project management team and peers.
  • Experience in technical leadership / coaching or mentoring.


  • Experience in the Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be advantageous. 
  • Experience in Environmental & Thermal Analysis and Reporting, using in-CAD FEA tools, standalone FEA tools and hand calculations.

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