Mechanical Design Engineer

Purpose of the role is to… • The lead mechanical designer and specialist for key components and systems on a variety of technically demanding high performance advanced technology projects. • Deliver engineering excellence from concept, through development and prove-out, to final product introduction. Working closely with other departments to ensure right first time, every time.

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Job no: 497213
Work type: Permanent
Location: Brixworth
Department: Drive Systems



Be skilled at…

  • Designing engineering solutions from clean sheet to end of life.
  • Detailed design of complex and highly loaded components and systems.
  • Engineering science fundamentals to perform hand calculations to make fast, accurate, justified engineering decisions.
  • Engineering solutions considering material selection, manufacturability, assembly, heat treatment & other process requirements, surface finish requirements, GD&T & control over critical features.
  • Thriving under pressure and relishing a challenge to innovate and deliver solutions to difficult problems.

Have experience of…

  • 3D CAD design software (preferably NX), and key simulation/analysis packages
  • Operating in an engineering led, challenging, mechanical engineering position

Demonstrate knowledge of…

  • Hybrid and electrical vehicle systems with experience in detailed mechanical component design and electrical system packaging.
  • Deeper understanding of at least one field of electric machines, inverters or battery systems.
  • Engineering first principles applied across multiple applications.

Hold these qualifications…

  • 2:1 degree (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering, or a similar discipline


  • Passionate about engineering
  • Creative, innovative and curious
  • Committed to delivering to the highest standards
  • Autonomous, taking ownership and responsibility while collaborating effectively in a team environment.
  • A clear and collaborative communicator across multiple business disciplines.
  • Dedicated to relentlessly pursuing perfection


Success in this role will be if you… (deliverables)

  • Convert your creative, innovative ideas into hardware that will make a difference to developing the technology of high performing products.
  • Create and validate novel engineering design solutions, supported by right first time principles and analysis that meet demanding performance and cost targets.
  • Create robust and versatile CAD models to demonstrate concepts, in both solids and surfaces, with engineering drawings to complement design release.
  • Solve complex problems and analyse failures
  • Write test requests, review results, and write technical reports
  • Build strong inter-departmental working relationships - teamwork is critical to our success
  • Champion best practices & procedures
  • Liaise with internal and external suppliers as an integral part of a successful engineering journey


  • 36 days holiday (we work bank holidays)
  • 10% company contribution to pension, rising with service to maximum 15%
  • Personal bonus
  • Company collective bonus
  • Reduced cost Mercedes lease scheme
  • Mercedes share scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Private medical scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Various company discounts

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