Senior Mechanical Engineer

22 Sep 2020
20 Oct 2020
Clearance Level
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Leonardo is an international leader in the development of cutting edge sensor products deployed across a wide range of airborne platforms for our Aerospace and Defence customers. Pushing the boundaries of technology, accuracy, and safety in engineering globally - our technology defines the capability of the Eurofighter Typhoon; our products help to return service men and women safely home; our surveillance radars help coastguards save lives at sea.

Your role as a Leonardo Senior Mechanical Engineer will be to support the design and development of our world leading radar and electro-optic products under the guidance of experienced Mechanical Team Leads. You will be utilising state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools to explore all aspects of the development lifecycle, including stress and thermal analysis, requirements analysis, design, implementation, test, build and product support. You will interface with customers (internal and external) on many factors within the design and liaise closely with Engineers from other disciplines, particularly Systems and Electronics.

Mechanical Engineering is a fundamental element of all our products and as such Mechanical Engineering provides the support and environment necessary for learning and career development.

The successful candidate will perform mechanical engineering design in a professional manner and typically include:

Perform mechanical design and development using 3D CAD software.

Adhere to standards for mechanical engineering best practice.

Deliver innovative, optimised engineering solutions.

Deliver design solutions against requirements, within budget and timescales.

Develop and coach engineers in terms of technical knowledge and soft skills.

Contribute to peer reviews.

Supportive mentor - provide technical guidance/ recommendations to problems/ projects and individuals.

Respectful of others with a high degree of personal integrity.

Effective listener - understand others points of view.

Challenge ideas, proposed solutions and people in a constructive, positive manner.

Keen to develop others.

Business focussed - "best" technical solution not always most appropriate for business.

Effective decision maker who can effectively demonstrate empowerment and delegation.

Cost and schedule conscious.

Ability to make effective trade-offs - cost, quality and schedule.

Carry out 'first-pass' structural analysis to determine if a design is fit for purpose.

Key Responsibility Areas

Seek and share good practice and knowledge locally to continuously improve own practices.

Working to timescales.

Support and facilitate reviews and sign off release of mechanical designs in accordance with business and industry standards.

Contribute towards continual improvement in product manufacturability through effective relationship building and design guidance / liaison with other engineering functions (systems, electrical, quality) and production to ensure product & customer requirements are fully satisfied

Work as a contributory engineering team member within all the product lifecycle phases.

Mechanical design and development using 3D CAD tools.

Provide technical direction/support on critical business programmes to ensure delivery of mechanical engineering excellence.

Provide key support to critical technical problem investigations and deliver effective solutions.

Mentor design engineers with on-the-job coaching.

Support and facilitate reviews and sign off release of mechanical designs in accordance with business and industry standards.

Champion improvements in product manufacturability through effective relationship building and design guidance.

Build effective cross functional relationships within local site, across business and internationally within group and suppliers.

Support mechanical management team in process and departmental improvement and development activities.

Continue professional development throughout your career by formal training, learning "on the job" and keeping up to date with the latest developments which may aid performance.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

Ideally you will hold a minimum of an upper second class Masters Honours degree in a relevant discipline or have equivalent job related experience.

You should be a Chartered Engineer with IMechE or equivalent. Alternatively you must possess and be able to demonstrate that you have the UK-SPEC competencies necessary in obtaining Chartered status with the IMechE.

Engineering design and development - process of delivering products and associated key milestones.

Problem solving and simultaneous engineering - structured, logical approach to investigate issues and problems in an effective cross-functional manner.

Mechanical engineering detailed design - first-hand experience of engineering design, numerical calculations, tolerance studies, etc.

Delegation - ability to effectively delegate tasks to appropriate engineers and provide required level of support.

Customer orientation - demonstrate ability of fulfilling customer requirements (internal and/or external).

Business awareness - understanding of fundamental business principles, drivers and key customers.

Self -motivated and willing to take on new challenges.

Good communications skills (written & oral) are essential.

The ability to develop good working relationships with stakeholders.




Results orientated.

Confident in their subject and decisive with ideas and recommendations.

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