Principal Mechanical Engineer – Design Team Lead – West Sussex – Up to Â£50K plus benefits.
A challenging and stimulating opportunity has arisen for a world leading developer of clean technology based in West Sussex. If your ambitions are to work for a pioneering high technology company where hard work is recognised then this is an environment where you will thrive.
Working within a high-calibre Engineering team, the role is to lead delivery of innovative Fuel Cell System (FCS) mechanical designs, which harness the potential of the Company’s Steel Cell technology. Projects will vary from production designs focused on low cost manufacture, through to small batch prototypes of complete systems.
The successful candidate will couple creative design flair with an attention to quality. You will have a solid understanding of mechanical engineering principles and experience of both rapid-prototyping and volume manufacturing techniques.
*Deliver detailed mechanical design solutions for FCS :
oOverall system mechanical layout and packaging.
oDesign for manufacture and assembly.
oDesign verification and validation planning and execution.
oDrawing checking and release control.
oDesign for service and installation in OEM applications.
oMechanical design of temperature sensors & actuators for robustness and serviceability.
oMechanical and thermal design of system insulation.
oTask management and design function resource allocation.
oOutsource design service selection and management.
oDesign resource recruitment support.
oChampion design process discipline from concept to design release.
oSpecify and validate the mechanical interfaces between the FCS and surrounding components.
oMaintain interface control documentation with OEMs and other system suppliers.
oWork with key FCS suppliers to deliver FCS components design solutions.
oDevelop bottom-up cost models to support commercial discussions.
oProvide critical review of supplier designs.
oEnsure supplier models, design documentation and DFMEAs are in place and correct.
*Analysis (CFD or FEA)
oPerform or direct design analysis to support the mechanical design process (eg FEA).
*Support OEM integration of FCS
oSupport OEM with their product CAD modelling.
oSupport fault resolution.
*Provide expert mechanical design guidance to other areas of the business as required and lead/support design reviews.
*Continuous improvement of mechanical design methods and practices.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
*Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent higher level engineering qualification.
*5-10 years’ experience with designing complex mechanical systems.
*Relevant industrial sector experience eg automotive, aerospace or white-goods including a broad understanding of physical, chemical and engineering principles.
*Strong expertise in mechanical design methodology and product development processes as applied to the full product life cycle.
*Knowledge of manufacturing and assembly processes including quality control methods.
*Design experience with complex mechanical systems comprising high temperature operation and insulation, pressurised systems, gas and liquid flow control, electronic controls and power electronics.
*A strong understanding of computer aided engineering; component and systems modelling.
*CAD (Creo2) intermediate level proficiency for concept design activity and reviewing/checking of design team output.
*Experience of using product data management systems (Teamcentre, Windchill, DDM etc) in a robust design release and engineering change control process environment.
*Some knowledge and experience of using FEA analysis software such as Creo Simulate (ProE Mechanical) or other applications would be an advantage.
*Sound knowledge of drawing Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T).
*Several years’ experience in design team management and task delivery planning.
*Excellent communication skills with proven ability to contribute to design review meetings and form working relationships with supplier partners and peers groups.