Mechanical Design Engineer

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: M5tec
Contact name: Matt Hunter

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Job ref: 257
Published: 11 months ago

Mechanical Design Engineer 
Company: M5tec
Location:  Culham, Oxfordshire (Hybrid working) 
Employment type: Full time 

Zero Global are proud to be partnering with M5tec who are a provider of engineered solutions to high assurance industries such as Fusion Energy, Nuclear Decommissioning, Subsea Solutions and Renewable energy.

M5tec are looking to bolster our team of engineers to fulfil immediate demands and future growth plans. As such, we are looking for Mechanical Design Engineers of all seniorities to work on challenging projects within exciting industries.

Purpose / Role - It is a varied role with varying degrees of responsibility but with practical design remaining central to the role. Duties will depend on project requirements, but engineers can be expected to carry out differing types of tasks.

Role Responsibilities

  • Creative thinking and idea generation

  • Concept design and development

  • Feasibility assessments

  • Market research and literature reviews

  • Design justification reports

  • Technical report writing

  • Mechanical design of machinery (include remote operation), structural systems, pressure vessels etc.

  • Design risk assessments and directive & regulations compliance assessments

  • Failure mode and effect analysis

  • 2D and 3D CAD modelling and draughting

  • Mechanical calculations from initial scoping calculations to complete assessments against relevant codes

  • Finite element analysis

  • Engineering drawings including part details, fabrications, machined components, general arrangements etc.

  • Application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing as well as tolerance stack-up analysis Key Aims and Objectives

  • To work in multi-discipline project teams on specific aspects of a project

  • To produce project deliverables to the best of your ability and to tight timescales in a supportive team environment

  • Participation in the development of new and existing components, assemblies and solutions which meet or surpass the project and client requirements. Core Competences & Qualities


  • Minimum 2nd class degree qualification in a relevant subject or equivalent experience

  • Sound understanding of engineering principles

  • A minimum of 3 years previous post graduate experience in a design role preferably within highly regulated industries such as Nuclear, Fusion or Renewables, would be beneficial but not essential

  • An enthusiasm for engineering

  • A practical experience/background would be beneficial but not essential

  • Knowledge of manufacturing process including welding, fabrication and machining

  • Understanding of geometric tolerances, limits and fits, weld symbols and surface finish