Mechanical Design Engineer

Location Thame
Discipline: Grid Edge
Salary: £45000.0
Contact name: Matt Hunter

Contact email: matt.hunter@zero-global.com
Job ref: 2
Published: almost 2 years ago

Want to work for a company with people, planet and progress at their core? 

A Mechanical Design Engineer is required to support new product developments or special projects, in collaboration with the Laboratory and Industrialisation teams, to meet Engineering department objectives. 

Job Overview

The role is based in Oxfordshire

Key Accountabilities 

  • Undertake the design and development of allocated projects, under the direction of the lead Engineer. Accountable for the application of DFx (Cost, Manufacture, Assembly, Test) to all product developments.
  • Prepare and schedule internal and external testing.
  • Striving to achieve solutions to the best cost, quality, and time to market.
  • Accountable for working with all other Engineering teams to resolve product issues.
  • Accountable for determining plans and mechanisms to deliver against your own objectives including ongoing problem solving, within budget.
  • Accountable for product costs. Cost analysis. 
  • Accountable for maintenance of all test results and acting upon them.  
  • Accountable for correct finished product BOM using Engineering systems to capture as appropriate..
  • Accountable for proactive continuous improvement of the product/cost ratio and utilisation of new processes and technologies to enhance the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of the finished product.
  • Seek development opportunities and experiment with new approaches and practices to stay current in the NPD environment. 

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Job Specific Skills/ Competencies (Essential):

  • HNC Mechanical and / or Electrical Engineering or similar qualifications
  • Demonstrable expert 3D CAD skills (Unigraphics NX).
  • Experience of product design in the engineering field and good understanding engineering drawings.
  • Driven to apply DFx experience (Cost, Manufacture, Assembly, Test) to all product developments.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. Shows initiative and creativity.
  • Evidence of technical expertise.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of material strengths.
  • Experience of product BoM cost management.
  • Capable of retrieving and analysing data.
  • Good research skills for continuous improvement projects.
  • Experience of PDM/PLM tools (Teamcenter), BoM control and engineering change process.
  • Understand the supply chain.
  • Good knowledge of quality systems.
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness (can see the bigger picture).


Team Values: Demonstrate and live by our values:

  • We support and respect each other.
  • We collaborate.
  • We continually improve.
  • We ‘can do’.
This is a fantastic role for a driven design engineer looking to work for a company who are fighting for a more sustainable future. For more info, apply now!