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    Job Description
    TitleMechanical Design Engineer
    Job codeGTL-2017-12-102
    Job posted on07/12/2017 (modified on 21/12/2017)
    LocationHarwell, Oxfordshire
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    EducationBachelor
    Contract typeAny
    Start dateimmediately
    Job Description

    Our Space Client based in Harwell develops novel deployable spacecraft structures that are lighter, less complex and lower cost than those in current commercial demand. Their vision is to become a recognised, leading supplier of highly competitive deployable structures for the global satellite industry. By working with leading academic & commercial collaborators, they are developing genuinely innovative scalable boom, panel and antenna solutions for the world’s leading satellite builders. Based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus - the UK's Space Cluster - they enjoy access to the world-class facilities & expertise of RAL Space, together with support from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Innovate UK and the Satellite Applications Catapult.

     

    The role will start in early 2018 and both permanent and contract (at least 6mo – 1 year) are available.

     

    Main duties

    • Design of mechanisms and deployable structures/devices from concept stage through to detailed design to enable analysis and manufacture

    • Negotiate technical issues/requirements/design solutions with customers

    • Trade off technical solution with other disciplines

    • Creation of piece part drawings from 3D models to enable manufacture of components

    • Write documentation for Design definition, Manufacturing, Assembly and Integration and detailed procedures through interaction with MAIT teams

    • Manage configuration of all designs (control of BOM)

    • Support technical reviews with customers

    • Provide technical support to procurement, manufacture and assembly activities

    • Support business development team in preparing technical proposals for customers

     

    Essential Skills and Experience

    • Strong Bachelor’s or Master’s degree-level in mechanical engineering related subject or HNC minimum with strong relevant experience

    • Innovative thinking – the ability to be given technical requirements and to create robust design solutions using own initiative and the ability to critique own ideas

    • Very good understanding of mechanical and thermal properties of engineering materials and their practical implementation, correct use of tolerances, Engineering drawing standards and manufacturing techniques

    • High level of experience using CAD software packages for mechanical design (preferably SolidWorks) is essential.

    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software

    • Hands-on practical experience (preferably apprentice trained) in mechanical engineering field would be a distinct advantage

    • Demonstrate a common sense/pragmatic and logical approach to problem solving –ability to find simple solutions to complex problems

    • Experience of working within a regulated industry would be an advantage – Aerospace, Nuclear, Medical

    • Familiarity with ECSS would be an advantage

    • The ability to quickly understand new technical concepts is essential

     

    Personal

    • Due to the sensitive nature of projects applicants must be eligible to gain SC clearance (normally have been a UK resident for a minimum of 5 years), exceptions will be reviewed on individual merit

    • Good interpersonal skills

    • Excellent technical English written/verbal communication and presentation skills

    • Self-motivated to meet objectives

    • Ability to work both alone and in teams as required by the individual task

    • Ability to work within defined timescales to meet programme milestones

    • Ability to work on several projects at any one time

    • Driven by technical challenges, problem solving and practical implementation of new ideas

    • Willingness to learn and share knowledge with other members of the team

    • Ability to gain SC clearance. (Be resident in the UK for at least 5 years)

    • Familiarity with ECSS would be an advantage

    • The ability to quickly understand new technical concepts is essential

     

    Personal

    • Good interpersonal skills

    • Excellent technical English written/verbal communication and presentation skills

    • Self-motivated to meet objectives

    • Ability to work both alone and in teams as required by the individual task

    • Ability to work within defined timescales to meet programme milestones

    • Ability to work on several projects at any one time

    • Driven by technical challenges, problem solving and practical implementation of new ideas

    • Willingness to learn and share knowledge with other members of the team

    • Ability to gain SC clearance. (Be resident in the UK for at least 5 years) 

    Contact information
    CompanyGrafton Technology Limited
    Contact nameMaksuda Kadirbekova
    Address41 Commercial Road
    Poole
    Dorset
    not applicable
    United Kingdom
    BH14 0HU
    Phone00441202740750
    Fax00441202786386
    Emailadmin@graftontechnology.co.uk
    Web Pagehttp://www.graftontechnology.co.uk


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