Mechanical / Electro-Mechanical Systems Engineer

Ref No. EMP505947
Salary £35,000 - £52,000/annum
Location Derby, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Not Specified


As a result of growing demand our market-leading client have multiple opportunities for Mechanical / Electro-Mechanical Systems Engineers with 5 plus years' experience.


Minimum of 5 years Systems Engineering experience preferably from an automotive or similarly complex engineering environment.

The Job

The roles are within Propulsion Engineering working on a range of combustion engines and a number of exciting engine development programmes. The positions will suit people looking for an opportunity to develop their careers within a fast-paced organisation at the forefront of engine design and development.

You will be responsible for taking new engine systems and components from concept to flawless launch, ensuring a robust system/component sign-off meeting all regulatory, quality, cost and timing requirements.

The role:

  • Deliver engine sub-systems/components from concept to delivery - from specification, through analysis, testing and development, to engineering sign-off.
  • Lead a specialist area, primarily consisting of full technical ownership of heavy duty engine valve-train system and responsible for taking it through the steps above
  • Support engine sub-systems through programme launch and in mass production liaising with various operational functions such as manufacturing, assembly, quality, purchase, materials etc.


  • Create system and component specifications and design (cascaded from programme targets) - using/commissioning the relevant analysis tools to support data driven design decisions.
  • Develop system and component FMEAs, and DVPs.
  • Co-ordinate and supervise DVP tests/analyses (analytical, rig, engine and machine)
  • Resolve engineering issues using recognised methodologies such 8D, 5-whys, Is-Is not etc
  • Write systems test and development technical reports for own responsible areas
  • Support regular programme gateways and reviews providing technical progress update
  • Support engineering sign-off with robust test and validation data and technical reports
  • Provide clear communication and support to all stakeholders (customers, engineering teams and suppliers):
    • Coordination with other functional areas, such as programme teams, purchasing, quality, other development teams
    • Monitor and report status to relevant parties
    • Highlight issues in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Supplier management:
    • Work in a simultaneous engineering environment to support the development plan, ensuring design for manufacture and assembly.
    • Manage suppliers via the APQP process
    • Work with suppliers to deliver prototypes and PPAP parts to schedule, meeting quality and performance requirements.
  • Communicate lessons learned; propose design guide/process updates.

Person Specification

In addition to a passion for engineering, a proven track record of delivery, and a desire to be 'hands-on' with projects from concept to completion, the candidates will:

  • Have a degree in an associated mechanical engineering discipline, with a sound understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles (showing an attention to detail, and being data driven).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in use of commercially available 2D drawing and 3D Modelling package with knowledge of mechanical engineering GD&T and manufacturing processes
  • Have a sound grasp of the engine product development cycle, and expertise in engine system and component specification, design, development and sign-off (using relevant tools)
  • Demonstrate good project and supplier management skills, and good commercial awareness
  • Be able to work well under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels
  • Show flexibility - the role requires travel to customer and supplier sites

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