Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Location Basingstoke
Discipline: Aerospace
Salary: £45,000 - 55,000
Contact name: Calum Britton

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Job ref: 198
Published: 12 days ago

We are currently recruiting a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to work for a highly technical engineering organisation in Basingstoke. The ideal candidates for this role will come from an Aerospace, Space, Automotive or Satcom background, although other technical engineering disciplines will also be considered.


The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will use their strong technical abilities and good organisation/communication skills to supervise and mentor a small mechanical design team, taking responsibility for the robust design and documentation of components and assemblies.


Key Duties

  • Leading a small team of mechanical engineers, planning their workload and taking responsibility for their output.

  • Generating and agreeing product concept designs and specifications through to finalised product designs with marketing and engineering.

  • Produce robust mechanical designs and documentation sufficient to enable full manufacturing documentation to be produced.

  • Designing composite mouldings, castings and other mechanical piece parts to meet the product requirements in the most cost-effective way.

  • Specifying COTS items, utilising standard parts and perform design reviews.

  • Checking engineering drawings produced by engineering team.

  • Review and action development and production change notes as required.

  • Populating and maintaining the design database and archive.

  • Mentoring and developing team members.

  • Developing and contributing to standardisation and design methodology.



  • Qualified Mechanical Engineer to degree level or above or time served equivalent industry experience.

  • Hold demonstrable experience leading a team of mechanical design engineers.

  • Experienced in managing full product life cycle.

  • Passionate, hands-on engineer comfortable with efficiently prioritising own workload with leadership duties.

  • A mature history of 3D parametric CAD and PDM systems.

  • Robust understanding of designing machined, cast, pressed, fabricated and composite components.

  • Practiced in performing GD&T analysis and working with tight tolerances for dynamic assemblies.

  • An ability to generate concise unambiguous drawings and reports.