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Consultant Name : Aksana Walford
Job : Principal Mechanical Design Engineer
Job Ref : 11488
Location : Cambridge
Salary : 45000-65000
Description :
We are looking for a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer to join one of the UK's leading product design consultancies. You will be involved in design, prototype and test of mechanical systems and components such as robotic systems and scientific instrumentation. You would be responsible for designing equipment which requires creativity for mechanical design along with an analytical approach.


  • Leading design engineers to realise your technical solutions
  • Driving your design with solid engineering principles and calculations
  • Take lead roles in creative workshops, generating and visualising your own ideas and those of the team around you
  • Generation of innovative concepts and layouts of systems in 3D CAD
  • Detailed design of components and products in CAD
  • Tolerance analysis of system designs
  • Production of detailed drawings and manufacturing specifications
  • Transfer of designs to manufacture through liaison with external suppliers
  • Identification of methods to test and verify your designs, analyse the results, present findings and make design recommendations based on these
  • Writing technical reports and producing high quality design documentation

  • You will be a talented, creative mechanical engineer, with the ability to solve complex mechanical system problems and design ingenious mechanisms
  • You will have a high level of practical experience with proven technical skills
  • Knowledge of manufacture and assembly processes from one off designs to high volume manufacture is required, with experience in plastic injection moulding being desirable
  • Significant experience in 3D CAD, preferably ProEngineer and SolidWorks
  • An excellent degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering discipline
  • You will be a bright, enthusiastic team player with good communication skills.
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