Lead Mechanical Design Engineer - Angus, Dundee
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 + benefits
Key words: Lead Engineer, Design Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Carbon, Soil Carbon, Design, Fabrication
Our client is a fast evolving soil carbon extraction specialist, targeting the international carbon removal markets.
They have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer to join them and play a leading role in the development of their technology and its future iterations. You will lead the mechanical design and implementation within a small but growing engineering team.
The ideal candidate will thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility, however will receive strong support from our client's in-house team and external consultants and experts when working on projects.
•Lead the mechanical conceptualisation, design and fabrication of a new generation of technology
•Drive rapid and efficient iterations on design, fabrication and testing of new concepts as they emerge
•Work closely with all disciplines of the in-house engineering team throughout, to ensure an effective systems engineering approach
•Interface with external engineering consultants to delegate work packages that support in-house activities
•Analyse performance of prototypes in field trials and identify areas for improvement
•Support and input into the process of intellectual property protection
Skills and experience
•Very strong skills in physical, mechanised prototyping, from design to fabrication and testing
•Ability to lead a mechanical projects and managing a small team
•Very strong skills in modelling mechanical parts and mechanisms in CAD (any package, preferably Solidworks)
•Ability to iterate designs quickly and efficiently
•Experience working with motors, actuators and sensors
•Experience in lean/fast prototyping environment
•Experience in researching, sourcing and working with material suppliers
•3D printing experience
•Ability to physically prototype and fabricate where necessary, both in-house and using 3rd parties
•Experience in working with a range of different metals and materials
•BEng/MEng in Mechanical Engineering or similar
This role will suit a highly motivated individual looking to work for a client in a start-up environment planning to expand significantly over the next few years. In this role you will have the opportunity to grow your role and develop your leadership capabilities further and shape a team around the rapidly evolving needs of our client's new business.
Computer Aided Design