Location – Salford
Responsible for leading mechanical product design solutions for distributed generation products (mainly CHP and Power Generation via Gas Engines). Responsible for the solution development and end to end mechanical product design and engineering for distributed energy units for our industrial and commercial clients.
Deliver industry leading energy generation solutions (CHP units from 35kW to 2.5MW and Power Generation units from 1MW to 2.5MW) for industrial and commercial customers, working alongside other technical engineering teams.
Ensure all work is achieved within timescales, cost constraints and quality standards.
Produce accurate and detailed P&ID diagrams to fully represent the CHP system
To produce sizing calculations and to specify/select CHP components/equipment (e.g. pumps, fans, silencers, valves etc.)
Provide design information to New Product Development (NPD) CAD to enable them to produce mechanical designs
Collaborate with the commercial function and develop relationships with key suppliers (e.g. engine manufacturers)
Work alongside the relevant technology specialists and engineers to produce comprehensive 2D and 3D design solutions and relevant bill of materials
Develop the control philosophy for individual CHP designs
Preparing, presenting and agreeing design recommendations, with appropriate analysis of risk, and taking account of cost, quality, safety, reliability, appearance and fitness for purpose.
Conduct design reviews with other departments to gauge feedback/acceptance from wider business.
Create & maintain technical construction files for CHP designs to comply with best practice and CE legislation
Thoroughly check colleagues design work including P&ID’s, calculations and general component selection and design intent.
Conduct and lead risk assessments and HAZOPs
Drive performance testing of the final CHP design including gas consumption, heat outputs, noise testing etc. and provide technical reports
Carry out on going updates and improvements; support the test of new designs in production and carry out any modifications as necessary
Project manage improvement projects involving other departments as required
Implement Change Notifications for updating CHP designs
Consider and implement new and emerging technologies
Provide guidance to sales/production/construction/service department on CHP build/operation as necessary
Investigate and implement improvements in safety, quality, manufacturability, cost and lead time.
Produce technical data sheets
Regulatory Compliance & standards:
Understand and increase product compliance with regards to CE and all regulatory requirements
Responsible for maintaining engineering quality management system including engineering document control, quality control audit, software control, technical operating procedures, records, complaints, etc.
Contribute to the development of NPD quality procedures
Job Specific Experience:
Mechanical engineering experience ideally linked to manufacturing of products
The use and understanding of fluid/gas flow and thermal heat transfer/exchanger theory
A background in generating detailed P&ID’s and producing equipment schedules
Good time management skills with track record of project/design delivery to plan
Working knowledge of AutoCAD, MS Office and factory parts management systems
A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering is a minimum requirement. A Master’s in mechanical engineering or in a related subject area would be advantageous.
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