Mechanical Architect

Ref No. EMP453899
Location Stevenage, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Our leading client have an opportunity to join their team in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, as a Missile Mechanical Architect on a permanent basis.


In-depth mechanical engineering experience to support all aspects for missiles development.

The Job

Mechanical Architects are involved in all aspects of missile development, from the early concept studies to series production and in-service support. It's an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to build on their engineering experience and progress to a more senior technical role.

What are we looking for?

  • Capture and manage the Missile mechanical architecture requirements to achieve programme performance, on time and on cost
  • Ensure functional and mechanical requirements are flown down to the sub-assemblies within the missile
  • At Missile level, in conjunction with the Mechanical Design Team, determine the overall product structure, mechanical interfaces and architecture
  • Facilitate Architectural Trades eg:
    • Overall layout vs compliance to technical requirements to achieve system performance
    • Brokering mechanical trades between sub-systems and internal equipment to meet overall Missile system needs, including:
      • Key performance requirements
      • Mass properties
      • Alignment
      • Aerodynamics
      • Thermal
      • Safety
      • Structural Integrity
  • Ensure Missile architectures support generic policies eg modularity, re-use, design for assembly
  • Undertake phased Missile level technology maturity & complexity of design assessments to de-risk the development cycle
  • Provide justification of the Missile Mechanical Architecture design
  • Define Missile level hardware requirements to support proving and de-risk activities
  • Manage Missile prototype and development hardware on behalf of the CDE
  • In conjunction with the relevant Design Authority / Mechanical Design Team, provide regular technical status to the project / Chief Design Engineer
  • Manage technical changes and Non-Conformance & Non-Compliance issues
  • Identify Architecture risks and opportunities during the development phases
  • Control any assigned budgets, manage personal workload and identify any further resource needs
  • Interface with, and manage, customer expectations throughout the development process

Personal Specification:

  • Ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent) with significant experience of mechanical engineering and stakeholder management
  • Ability to collaborate across multiple disciplines
  • Strong leadership skills, able to establish a clear engineering vision
  • Good knowledge and experience of mechanical & electro-mechanical design, including:
    • Static & Dynamic Analysis
    • Design for Environment, Cost, Manufacture
    • Thermal Management
  • Good understanding of broader engineering disciplines, such as:
    • Aerodynamics
    • Materials
    • Vibration, Shock, Fatigue
    • Six Sigma & Lean Design
    • Critical Parameter Management
    • Systems Engineering V-model
    • Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
    • Test Design eg Design of Experiments
  • Experience developing proving logic and managing the generation of compliance evidence towards Certificates of Design
  • Experience across the full Product Life Cycle
  • Ability to influence senior managers and other stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal and well developed communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Willingness to travel within UK and Europe when appropriate

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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