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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


Design Engineer



Date Posted:

Friday, August 25, 2023

Employment Type:

Full Time


Hybrid - Edinburgh




01418160116 - Taylor


First Achieve’s Engineering Division have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, in the Edinburgh area. Our client is a global energy transition platform, specializing in a clean and smart future!

What’s on offer:

  • Permanent position
  • Hybrid working
  • Salary £55000-£65000
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Progression opportunity


  • Lead, motivate and develop junior team members, you will act as mentor to cultivate an open, enthusiastic design culture with a focus on innovation and team collaboration.
  • Collaborate with partner teams (Electromagnetics, Power Electronics, Control, Electrical etc.) to achieve system design.
  • Lead and oversee the mechanical design process, including the design of electrical panels, cooling systems, and housings for power electronics.
  • Drive innovation by identifying new design approaches, technologies, and materials to improve product performance, reliability, and efficiency.
  • Guide the product through whole development cycle starting with documentation embedding QA
  • Create specification documentation for suppliers & support management of procurement.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing teams to ensure smooth production and resolve any design-related issues during the manufacturing process.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and perform engineering analysis to validate design concepts and optimize product performance.
  • Define test criteria and ensure that design process is robust and traceable with transparent validation.
  • Assist project manager with resource planning, estimates, timeline estimations, and day?to-day project running.
  • Enhance and standardize the design & implementation process, thereby allowing the team to handle increasing demand with better efficiency.
  • Carry out development of internal documentation defining installation & commissioning processes of the final systems
  • Define, review and ensure compliance of internal and external technical standards.

Experience and skills required:

  • You hold a passion for innovation and driving the energy transition
  • At least 5 years' experience in a similar role.
  • Hold Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Experience in designing electrical panels, cooling systems, power electronics components, or new industrial product design.
  • Strong expertise in mechanical design principles including DFM/DFA methods, 2D drafting with appropriate GD&T, 3D modelling, (Siemens NX, Solidworks or equivalent), and engineering analysis tools.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading successful mechanical design projects, from concept development to final implementation.
  • Proven ability to drive innovation and think creatively to solve complex design challenges.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and mentor junior engineers.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Contextual knowledge of electrical distribution networks.
  • Experience working in test environments for electrical equipment, instrumentation, standards, regulations, test protocols, H&S, etc.
  • Able to solve complex engineering problems, from both technical and commercial viewpoints, to identify and deliver pragmatic solutions.
  • Capable of working with multi-disciplinary global teams with strong organization skills.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Chartered status or professional engineering certification.
  • Familiarity with BS EN, IEC and ENA standards relating to transformers and switchgear would be beneficial.

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