Mechanical Design Engineer

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£37,000 - £42,000 Per Annum
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Leicester ,

Mechanical Design Engineer
Leicester, LE5
£37,000 - £42,000 Per Annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join a very established and respected electrical equipment manufacturer based in Leicester.

As the Mechanical Design Engineer, you will provide expertise to support the engineering team with design of electrical equipment for a range of industrial applications.

This role will provide expertise to the engineering team with the design of electrical equipment for a range of industrial and automotive applications. This will include the of finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), software (Ansys), and 3D modelling software.

Is it essential that you have an excellent grasp of mechanical engineering as well as good knowledge of plastic material properties and associated moulding processes.

This role requires you to work 37.5hrs per week; Monday to Thursday 08:15am – 17:00pm and Friday 08:15am – 13:00pm.



  • Perform mechanical, fluid dynamics, and thermal analysis to verify and enhance designs using both manual calculations and multi-physics simulation finite analysis software (Ansys).
  • Increase the utilisation within the design process.
  • Research and development including product testing work as agreed with the Engineering Manager.
  • Be the lead engineer in the development of the company’s products, working closely with the R&D Department to specify, plan and oversee product testing.
  • Contribute, as part of the wider team, in the collating and submission of PPAP documentation and support the quality department in the APQP application.
  • Produce 3D models and assemblies and issue designs for manufacture by producing engineering drawings and supplementary documentation (Bills of Materials etc).
  • Provide technical support to Production, Sales, Service, and Customer Support.
  • Adhere to the quality system using ECOs (Engineering Change Order) to document changes.
  • Conduct technical investigations, develop, and maintain appropriate design support processes, carry out root cause analysis and initiating corrective action as necessary.
  • Understand and apply relevant design, regulatory and industry standards.
  • Recognise new industry wide processes being developed and the opportunity to apply those within the company.
  • Train other colleagues in FEA.
  • Perform any additional duties as required.


Qualifications Required:

  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experienced user of finite element analysis software, preferably Ansys.
  • Experienced user of 3D modelling software.


Essential Requirements:

  • High level skill with FEA/CFD analysis software.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of at least one modern 3D modelling package.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical engineering practices – materials, fixings, fabrication etc.
  • Strong knowledge of plastic material properties and the associated moulding processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues.
  • Able to work to strict deadlines.
  • Able to develop strong working relationships.
  • Strong task and project leadership skills, identifying what is important.
  • Positive attitude towards solving engineering problems.
  • High quality of work and attention to detail.
  • Experience in creating and releasing BOM.
  • Interest in the product and its application.


Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience within the automotive sector.
  • Experience of design equipment for electrical applications.
  • Previous knowledge of PPAP documentation and APQP application.



  • Discretionary bonus scheme.
  • 4% Contributory Pension.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Health Cash Plan.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • 25 Days Holiday Plus Bank Holidays
  • Free Parking.
  • Free Tea & Coffee


If you feel this role is for you or you require any further information, please call 0116 2334404 or send your CV to and you will receive a call back.


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