Reaction Engines is looking for a high calibre Senior Design Engineer to help lead the mechanical design of novel technology systems & products.
The work that the Design Engineering team carries out is dynamic and fast paced, providing each team member with the opportunity to contribute across a range of projects. The team works closely with peers, seniors, partners, and customers so good communication skills are vital.
This opportunity would suit an engineer with proven industry experience wanting to further develop their knowledge whilst helping to lead a wide range of design activities and innovative technology projects.
This role attracts a competitive salary and excellent company benefits including 30 days annual leave plus public holidays, employer matching company pension scheme, life assurance and a contribution towards onsite nursery childcare for children under 3 years of age.
Responsible for leading design projects, assessing solutions and generating independent designs for, our innovative propulsion system & applied technologies projects
Lead and integrate teams to work across the company/partners whilst also being trusted to work independently to develop innovative solutions to complex problems
Further develop design knowledge & expertise through development of designers & design methods
Accountabilities and Responsibilities
This role helps to lead the design within a multi-disciplined engineering team where you are required to provide robust solutions that are taken from conceptual design through to complete working mechanical assemblies that meet the project requirements. To achieve this you are to:
Be responsible for leading the mechanical design of key projects including many components & assemblies
Critically review and technically lead others to deliver packages of work
Deliver design solutions of RE products to schedule & budget
Create, supervise & approve technical documentation and clearly verify designs, by using a combination of hand calculations, simplified models and simulation software.
Generate a design specification in the form of 3D models and 2D engineering drawings for manufacture, assembly and verification.
Lead activities with suppliers, manufacturing & assembly teams to ensure all aspects of Design for Manufacture, Assembly & Service.
Prepare, present and reporting technical work, to peers, seniors & partners.
Support & sign-off quality & NCR assessments
Establish develop and maintain effective working relationships with all work colleagues, contractors and partnering agencies to ensure an integrated contribution to Reaction Engines’ corporate objectives
Observe and comply with policies and procedures for Health and Safety at Work and observe and continually promote equal opportunities and customer care in compliance with organisational aims and objectives.
Participate in learning and development activities that develop personal effectiveness and assist in improving performance in the role.
Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required in line with the level of responsibility of the post and in order to meet the changing needs of the organisation
This is an overview of the job and will be periodically reviewed and updated to ensure that the job description fully reflects the responsibilities required of the post holder.
Proficient with CAD packages
Comprehensive understanding of engineering drawings & GD&T (BS8888)
Able to produce comprehensive hand calculations & models to verify mechanical designs
Proficient in delivering presentation’s to key stakeholders
Experience of industry standards, specifications & practices
Practical engineering and/or manufacturing experience
SolidWorks CAD preferable
Delivered multiple projects across Industry in Research and development prototype design
Experience in the design and development of turbomachinery, pressurised equipment or heat exchanger products
Degree level in Mechanical Engineering (or similar) or equivalent engineering experience considered
Skills and Behaviours
Creative, innovative, who can think outside the box
Able to work in a quick paced, creative environment
Able to technically lead others, a team player, but has the initiative when required to work alone
Able to communicate effectively with all levels & areas of the business & customers
Positive and flexible attitude to get the job done
Excellent written and verbal communication
Advanced manufacturing methods including additive manufacturing
Systems Engineering approach and skills
FE Structural or Aero CFD simulation skills
LEAN, Continuous improvement, Multi-disciplinary design optimisation methods
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with Reaction Engines' core values:
Please send your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to email@example.com quoting reference “020/2020-” Closing date: 18/08/2020