Mechanical Design Engineer (Ref REQ-190274)

Closing Date: 31/01/2020 23:59:59

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has become available in our Mechanical Design Group for a Mechanical Design Engineer. 

Reporting to one of our Lead Mechanical Design Engineers, the successful candidate will work on a variety of projects on the car’s suspension, steering and brake systems encompassing both metallic and composite design. Using an analytical approach alongside a high attention to detail to engineering design, they will work on projects from design through testing and implementation onto the race car.

Key responsibilities/Duties:

  • Working on the design and development of mechanical, hydraulic and composite assemblies to the highest standards.
  • Generating 3D models, Assemblies and 2D drawings.
  • Specifying and following the R&D testing programmes for safety and performance critical systems
  • Reliability management of assigned systems throughout component life cycle and in support of the team’s reliability function.
  • Close collaboration with other engineering departments and external suppliers to ensure fully integrated system designs, achieving optimal car performance.
  • Use of Catia FEA to support your own designs

Candidate knowledge:

  • Mechanical, automotive or aeronautical engineering degree (2:1 minimum grade) or similar qualification.
  • Minimum of two years experience in F1, another top level motorsport category or an equivalent high level engineering industry essential.
  • Experience of Catia V5/3DX mechanical design package would be beneficial.
  • Use of finite element analysis tools (ideally with Catia V5/3DX package) and hand calculation methodologies to produce reliable and optimised designs.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills to ensure cross departmental integration
  • High attention to detail and the ability to work under limited supervision to tight deadlines.

Benefits:

We demand the best from our people. So, it’s only right we reward them with the best benefits.  That’s why we offer a competitive package, including: a generous bonus, life assurance, private medical cover, Mercedes company car lease scheme, 25 days holiday, on-site gym and subsidised restaurant facilities.