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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job TypePermanent
Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk


We are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to support all the Mechanical Design, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Thermal Analysis (CFD), attend meetings with the Customer, sign off the Mechanical Drawings, liaise with manufacturers and test houses. The work is primarily involved with Integrated Platform Management Systems (IPMS) for Naval Ships & Submarines for the UK MOD Programmes currently being worked on.


As a Senior Mechanical you will be working with other Engineers in different disciplines at a similar level and reporting to the Lead Engineer (Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer) on progress being made, problems arising, resourcing, programme slippage, involved in PDR  & CDR during the design phases.

You will be expected to look after CAD Designers at various levels and feed them with work, advise them and check there work prior to sign off.

As a Mechanical Engineer you will be involved in the packaging designs for COT Electronics & Electrical equipment that needs to survive extremes of Environmental Conditions Hot/Cold, Humid, Vibration, Shock ,Ingress, EMC/RFI and assist the design proving prior to PDR & Validation & Verification at CDR as well as liaising with the Customer and manufacturing builds of prototypes to production.


  • To provide Mechanical/Electro Mechanical Design Support to UK MOD IPMS Programmes.
  • To look after a small team of CAD Designers and assist them in the design process.
  • To provide CAD Design/Detailing support when needed as a secondary responsibility.
  • To ensure the standard of design is maintained through out the project duration.
  • To report progress being made on allocated work to Project Managers
  • To assist in providing Development Estimates  to Project Managers
  • To assist in the training of younger members of the team to benefit the department
  • To manage the performance and development of all staff who report in (applicable where job holder has line management responsibilities)
  • To be aware of and comply with Company Standards of Conduct and all relevant statutory requirements
  • To carry out any other reasonable management request 
  • Include number of reports if any, budget accountability, KPI’s etc
  • Decision making authority: Able to sign off drawings/BOM’s for Mechanical Design approved.
  • Budgets: Assist in providing a yearly budget to the Chief Mechanical Engineer for submission to Engineering     


  • Degree (BSc) in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience 
  • Understands BS8888 and Geometrical Tolerancing
  • Good understanding of the Design Process
  • Competent to check and sign off drawings, documents and BOM’s
  • To author Technical Documentation to meet Customer requirements
  • Understands Manufacturing processes  and techniques
  • Knowledge of how MOD Programmes are run and level of documentation required
  • Understand test methods for Shock, Vibration, Ingress, Environmental (Hot, Cold & Humidity), EMC
  • Proficient in Creo 3.0 (or a similar design tool) and PDM Link 11.0 
  • Working Knowledge of Creo Simulate (FEA) and AutoDesk Simulation (CFD)
  • Knowledge of Autodesk Inventor


    Involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft systems, or as the ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control.    


    You must be eligible for UK Security Clearance (Sole UK National) due to the nature of the industry.

    Contact Dylan Wagster at RTRS for more information.

    Mechanical & Electrical Engineering