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Mechanical Design Engineer

Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Ashford, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Purpose


Provide expertise in developing, designing and testing the necessary mechanical products and systems per requirements and specification. 

Key Accountabilities


Duties/Responsibilities 
•    Provide expertise in the design, development and testing of mechanical components.
•    Perform mechanical component development and integration; use Computer-aided-Design (CAD) concepts and applicable methods and procedures.
•    Participate in engineering activities to define product requirements, create designs, and perform simulation testing and validation of final hardware components.
•    Solve problems within the bounds of existing procedures; analyse information and standard practices to make judgements.
•    Hands on with mechanical development and integration assignments.
•    Conducts value analysis during the product design phase while optimising development costs.
•    Solve technical problems and improves existing designs.
•    Able to take initiative and prioritise and complete work within given timeframes.
•    Other responsibilities as assigned.
•    Reports to Mechanical Engineering Manager.  


Standard Responsibilities 
•    To adopt and comply with QinetiQ values, policies and procedures including: 
•    Health & Safety
•    General Data Protection Regulations and use of IT
•    HR Policies & Procedures 
•    Equality & Diversity 
•    Security and confidentiality 
•    Code of conduct
•    To meet changing business needs, it may be necessary to make some amendments to the role purpose and accountabilities, and for the postholder to take on additional responsibilities which are broadly consistent to those described. 


Key Capabilities/Knowledge


•    Strong knowledge of CAD preferably Solid works.
•    Knowledge of the following areas (desirable):
o    Composite Products
o    Additive Manufacturing
o    Welded Structures
o    Sheet Metal
o    Machined Components
o    Finite Element Analysis
o    Aeronautical design and aerodynamics
•    Ability to manage small projects delivering results to time and cost.
•    Good knowledge and ability to apply core concepts of engineering.
•    Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to drive tasks to completion.

Experience & Qualifications

•    Post-secondary degree or equivalent in Engineering.
•    3 years minimum of relevant experience.•    

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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