Principal Mechanical Engineer

Ref No. EMP435218
Location Basildon, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Currently looking for a high calibre Principal Mechanical Engineer for their offices in Sigma House, Basildon, whose primary role is to design and develop new products for their portfolio.


Design, CAD, Creo

The Job

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Perform 'hands on' mechanical design and development using 3D CAD software (ideally PTC Creo), including 'first-pass' structural analysis to determine if a design is fit for purpose.
  • Set standards for mechanical engineering best practice.
  • Deliver innovative, optimised engineering solutions.
  • Deliver design solutions against requirements, within budget and timescales.
  • Develop and coach engineers in terms of technical knowledge and soft skills.
  • Contribute to and conduct peer reviews.
  • Mechanical design and development using 3D CAD tools (ideally PTC Creo).
  • Provide technical direction on critical business programmes to ensure delivery of mechanical engineering excellence.
  • Lead/ provide key support to critical technical problem investigations and deliver effective solutions.
  • Mentor design engineers with on-the-job coaching.
  • Support and facilitate reviews and sign off release of mechanical designs in accordance with business and industry standards.
  • Champion improvements in product manufacturability through effective relationship building and design guidance.
  • Build effective cross functional relationships within local site, across business.
  • Support mechanical management team in process and departmental improvement and development activities.

Personal Attributes:

  • Confident in their subject and decisive with ideas and recommendations.
  • Supportive mentor - provide technical guidance/ recommendations to problems/ projects and individuals.
  • Respectful of others with a high degree of personal integrity.
  • Effective listener - understand others points of view.
  • Challenge ideas, proposed solutions and people in a constructive, positive manner.
  • Keen to develop others.
  • Business focussed - "best" technical solution not always most appropriate for business.
  • Effective decision maker who can effectively demonstrate empowerment and delegation.
  • Cost and schedule conscious.
  • Tenacious - maintains focus on the 'end goal'.
  • Acts in the greater good of the business and others.
  • Ability to make effective trade-offs - cost, quality and schedule.

Intrinsic Factors:

  • Driving
  • Travel (UK/abroad)
  • Office Based
  • Overnight stay
  • Tight Deadlines (regular or adhoc)
  • Basic hours -37 hrs, 5 days
  • Display Screen Equipment User
  • Pressured Environment

The role may require some travel e.g. to visit other sites or customers, this is unlikely to be a regular occurrence however may be necessary as and when business needs dictate. Individuals may be required to work to tight deadlines to meet the needs of the business, as required.


  • Technical or science degree qualified, or equivalent, with experience.
  • Ideally hold a MEng in Mechanical Engineering


  • Engineering design and development - process of delivering products and associated key milestones.
  • Problem solving and simultaneous engineering - structured, logical approach to investigate issues and problems in an effective cross-functional manner.
  • Mechanical engineering detailed design - first-hand experience of engineering design, numerical calculations, tolerance studies, etc.
  • Delegation - ability to effectively delegate tasks to appropriate senior engineers/ engineers and provide required level of support.


  • Mechanical Engineering design and development - process of delivering products and associated key milestones.
  • Understanding of people and projects - experience in coordinating resources to deliver customer and individual needs through demonstration of situational leadership.
  • Customer orientation - demonstrate ability to fulfil customer requirements (internal and/or external).
  • Business awareness - understanding of fundamental business principles, drivers and key customers.


  • Mechanical Engineering industry trends - knowledge of new and advancing tools, techniques and technologies.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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