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 also provide Mechanical Design support to sales/proposals in the formulation of technical proposals for Screw Compressor packages
What needs to be done?
Design innovative technical solutions within agreed time frames 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 organise 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 standardised 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
What do you need to bring?
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 Auto desk 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
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.