Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Bristol £48,000

Location: Bristol, England Salary:
Sector: Engineering Type: Permanent

Huxley engineering are recruiting for one of their key clients near the Portishead area that specialise in the design and development of special purpose electro-mechanical machinery for a niche industry sector.

The business is highly innovative; customer focused and has consistently grown over recent years. It offers all the advantages of a large multinational company backed up by the security and professionalism of a global group.

Role Outline:

Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager, the Lead Systems Engineer role exists to act as the lead technical resource for either a specific project, or to provide direction across multiple projects, providing guidance to Project Leads and Senior Engineers as circumstances require.

Aspects of the role include:

  • Leading engineering solutions for Engineer to Order products
  • Improving departmental processes in support of the Engineering Manager
  • Work independently on significant developments and provide appropriate reporting to senior management

Role Requirements:

  • Owning and running development projects and activities.
  • Interpretation and delivery of customer specification
  • Co-ordination of design activities on larger projects in assistance to the Project Leader
  • Technical ownership of modules of large projects and provide technical support to the Project Manager
  • Lead HAZOP and design reviews.
  • Product design and development - creation of best practice guidance and training.
  • Direction and development of more junior personnel
  • Design calculations in support of design
  • Specification of equipment sub systems
  • Development of test specifications
  • Type testing of equipment and subsystems
  • Writing of reports
  • Preparation of technical construction file documents
  • Components selection
  • Support to Technical Review and Engineering Specification processes within the ETO department

Educational Requirements:

Good degree or higher qualification in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or other similar qualification depending on background or experience


Previous experience in a technical product development role and experience of working as a Principal Engineer or other similar lead role.

Knowledge of Semiconductor industry or Chemical process plant or equipment would be beneficial.


  • Strong knowledge of product development methods and working practices
  • Understand key project deliverable and requirements and have the ability to report concisely to the senior management
  • Strong, demonstrated abilities in the area of standards compliance and technical construction files (CE marking, EN standards, ATEX, SEMI).
  • Experience of FMEA, HAZOP, DFMEA and other design and risk analysis techniques
  • Experience in the type testing of equipment in support of design.
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations in support of the design
  • Function mapping of products and processes
  • Fault analysis techniques (8D, Fishbone diagrams)
  • Practical abilities to test equipment or direct such
  • Knowledge of design tools and Product Data Management (PDM, SAP) - 3D CAD

Outline requirements:

Project Management - Ability to create a product specification and manage a project to completion to an agreed timescale.

Commercial Awareness - Understand when to engage commercial and legal functions in development and implications of IP.

Results Orientation - focuses on delivering to project milestones and timescales.

Product development - Support in developing the product roadmap.

Problem Solving - Ability to solve problems both in-house and on customer's site.

If you are interested and suitable for this position please call Angico on 0117 9388 088

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