- Communication skills
- Autodesk Inventor
The Big Picture
Howden are a global engineering business who focus on providing clients with industrial products that help multiple sectors improve their everyday processes. Howden’s core focus is on providing quality solutions for air and gas handling, and have over a century of experience in doing so.
As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will undertake Mechanical Design activities relating to the packaging of Screw Compressors for process gas applications for combustion air and process aeration duties. You will provide Mechanical Design support to sales/proposals in the formulation of technical proposals for Screw Compressor packages, as well as offer support and advice to sales proposals, operations and after-sales areas of the business whilst actively supporting an ongoing continuous improvement and safety culture.
What Needs To Be Done?
Design innovative technical solutions within agreed timeframes that adhere to Howden standards and meet customer requirements
Carry out necessary mechanical design calculations to enable initial required project information to be generated for issue to customer for review
Provide mechanical design engineering support to design draughtsman and other project team functional disciplines throughout detailed design project phase
Communicate any identified technical issues to appropriate project/functional manager and offer practical solutions where available
Plan and organize own workload to ensure timely availability of purchasing/manufacturing data/drawings
Actively participate in essential Design and Safety reviews to ensure fitness of purpose of HCO products including consideration for operability, reliability, maintainability, etc. Additionally use such reviews to identify potential improvements of product ideas, resources and design processes
Lead 3D modelling activities and participate in customer 3D model reviews as required, ensuring that internal processes are standardized and developed as necessary
Evaluate and provide impartial technical reviews of sub-vendor bids to assist procurement activity
Ensure all work undertaken considers commercial and financial implications of task from a business perspective
Drive Lean Manufacturing initiatives supporting cost reduction, efficiency, delivery and Quality improvements
Use Continuous Improvement methodologies to promote Built in Engineering Quality concepts into Standard work. Collaborate with Operations, Quality, Commercial and Procurement teams to drive improved manufacturing and supply chain performance and early defect detection
Ensure adherence to company environmental, health and safety standards in compliance with company policy to ensure safe working environment and the minimisation of environmental impact
What Do You Need To Bring?
Essential skills, knowledge & behaviours
Minimum 5 years' experience in a similar role
Leadership skills – never accept the status quo, relentless focus on improvement. Resilience in the face of resistance and challenge
Bachelor’s Degree Calibre in a Mechanical Engineering discipline or suitable experience backed up by an appropriate engineering qualification
Excellent general mechanical design engineering knowledge gained in a Rotating equipment environment
Proficient user of Autodesk Inventor 3D computer-aided design (including Tube & Pipe Environment) and analysis tools
Excellent technical knowledge of Pressure Vessels and Piping Systems and associated design codes such as ASME B31.3 and ASME VIII
Knowledge of international standards and specifications such as API 619, API 614 and ASME VIII
Broad range of communication skills with the ability to liaise with clients, senior management and shop floor personnel
The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Sound commercial awareness
Desirable skills, knowledge & behaviours
Knowledge of process gases, hydraulics or pneumatics
Knowledge of Statutory or Regulatory requirements e.g. PED, Machinery Directive, etc
Ability to create technical reports and make technical presentations
Experience working in lean and continuous improvement environment and of using associated operational excellence and growth tools and processes
Ability to perform design calculations and analyses from ‘first principles’
Basic 2D CAD skills
Some knowledge of exotic alloys and non-metals in design applications e.g. elastomers, polymers etc.
What Will You Get In Return?
You will have the opportunity to work for a global engineering organisation in a challenging and dynamic role with great development opportunities. We offer a competitive salary along with a great benefits package.
The advantages of working at Howden:
Worldwide business – Liaise with our colleagues in 27 countries.
We offer global and local opportunities– 6000 employees and world leading engineers, who create cutting edge developments – You will be a part of over 160 years of innovation and development that continues today with our digital solutions. At Howden we have a strong corporate identity and purpose – You will be a member of our team, shaping the future of the world and tackling some of the most pressing issues facing the planet.
Our products and organisation are Revolving Around You – Our culture promotes individual development to enhance our most important asset – our people.