Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title: Mechanical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Harwell
Salary: Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date: 2018-10-08
Reference: J140178
Contact Name: Eugene McIntyre
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 09, 2018 08:43

Job Description

Are you a Mechanical Design Engineer and looking for a new role? Are you a passionate Engineer that would like to be responsible for trade-off analysis of payload mechanical and electromechanical design for communication payloads and working closely with systems engineering.

Specific job responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Preliminary and detailed design of payload enclosures, telescope mechanical assemblies, high precision actuation mechanisms for space and airborne environments.
• Design and manufacturing of test equipment, working closely with AIT personnel.
• Clear and concise technical presentation of work to the team and mentoring/teaching of junior staff.
• Planning, completing and documenting validation and qualification testing of new designs.
• Participating in Design Reviews throughout each phase of payload development.
• Design and create technical 3D CAD models and 2D manufacturing drawings.
• Managing and meeting cost and weight targets

Required skills/experience:
• Extensive experience using professional CAD software (Solidwoks, AutoCAD, other). Solidworks preferred.
• Experience developing a thermal optomechanical systems.
• Experience developing mechanical, optomechanical systems for space environments.
• Experience with active and passive TCS hardware.
• Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Aerospace Engineering or related discipline.

Desirable additional skills/experience:
• Experience performing include Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics analysis of designs.
• Experience with Matlab and software. Other programming languages are desirable.
• Knowledge of icing problems in an aerospace context.
• Proven track record of problem solving for thermal systems in an aerospace context.
• Experience using simulation tools one of (ANSYS, CFD, Inventor) to simulate complex thermal and mechanical problems. ANSYS preferred.
• Experience working on Cubesat projects, UAV, HAPS projects.

What they can offer in return:
• They work around delivery-focused, agile sprints, with a sustainable work-life balance.
• You will be making impact early and regularly - build your skills, while drive the technology forward and change the world.
• Bonus and equity for excellent impact
• Options for flexible working hours, (some) working from home
• Travel and training bursaries, as needed
• Gym discounts, cinema half price forever, free phone insurance, shopping and supermarket discounts plus many many more!
• The buzzing Harwell Space Campus (the UK future answer to Silicon Valley) with regular events on site (networking, workshops)

Please get in contact!