Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title:
Mechanical Design Engineer
United Kingdom
Near Southampton
Product development
Job type:
Full time
Start date:
As soon as possible
£55K - £60K based on experience
Min. requirements:
The ability to work independently and collaboratively, coupled with strong analytical and CAD skills, is crucial for success in this role.
Extra Information:
Experience in composite design is desirable but not mandatory.
The Client

The clients office is based on the Southcoast of England close to Southampton. 

Job Overview

As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in product development and enhancement, collaborating closely with the Head of Design to bring innovative solutions to market. Your responsibilities will span the entire project lifecycle, from conceptualization to final drafting, with a focus on engineering calculations and the application of Solidworks FE analysis. Working in our Totton office, you will lead and guide junior designers to ensure the production of high-quality design and drafting for various projects.

Key Responsibilities

Project Management:

  • Collaborate with the Head of Design to develop new products and expand the size range of existing products.
  • Lead existing and new projects, overseeing the entire project lifecycle, from concept to final drafting.

Engineering Ownership:

  • Take full ownership of engineering and calculations for projects, employing both hand calculations and Solidworks FE analysis.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and industry regulations in all engineering processes.

Collaboration and Reporting:

  • Work closely with junior designers to achieve high-quality final designs and production drawings.
  • Provide regular project updates and reports to the Head of Design.
Candidate Profile
  • Good conceptual and engineering skills with a keen understanding of load paths on systems.
  • Proficient in CAD practices, preferably with experience in Solidworks for modeling and drafting.
  • Strong knowledge of material properties, with experience in composite design being advantageous.
  • Capable of working independently on projects while maintaining a collaborative approach.
  • Excellent attention to detail to ensure accuracy in design and drafting. – Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Familiar with Rhino
Salary and benefits
  • Salary £55K – £60K based on experience

If you are ready to take on a new challenge in a fast-growing company, or have specific queries about the position, please send your CV to:


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