Mechanical Design Engineer

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Contracting in Mechanical Design Engineering for an innovative waste-to-energy engineering firm with diverse projects that are environmentally sustainable, implementing a resilient infrastructure that is effective & positive.  They are offer expertise, products and services in pyrolysis, gasification & oxidation. Due to sustainable business growth, this is a great opportunity to play a key interim role in mechanical/industrial product engineering for a fascinating company poised for exponential growth.

Crucially you will play a leadership role in a ZERO landfill future, dealing with waste at source and recovering economic and environmental value.

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The Contract Mechanical Design Engineer job itself where you will provide a detailed checking role of calculations and simulations produced to substantiate a new design for a pyrolysis kiln.   You will be responsible for ensuring that all work is delivered in a professional manner in accordance with company procedures, to recognised international standards and best engineering practices, and in accordance with the schedule and budget requirements.

More specifically:

  • Independent verification and validation as part of quality assurance of mechanical/structural substantiation simulations and calculations produced in Altair and MathCad software packages respectively.
  • Detailed checking as part of quality assurance of mechanical technical notes and drawings.
  • Production of calculations and simulations.
  • Input into design reviews and progression of mechanical design for next pyrolysis unit.
  • Produce maintenance schedules, SOP’s and provide input into operations and maintenance manuals.
  • Input into system requirements, including validation and verification of requirements.

You will have

As Contract Mechanical Design Engineer, you will have a healthy mix of the following:

  • Minimum BEng/Meng degree (2:1 degree or better) in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent 
  • Demonstratable level of industrial experience in the design and development of mechanical systems. Chartered Engineer status is desirable.
  • 15 years plus experience in a mechanical design engineering role.
  • Strong technical expertise with extensive breadth and depth covering general mechanical/structural substantiation, materials selection, welded and bolted joints, design for fatigue, thermal assessment and development of calculation/simulation methods and tools.
  • Design for manufacture mentality to deliver fit-for-purpose, high performance, reliable and maintainable mechanical design solutions.
  • Experience and proven ability to use 3D CAD modelling software (preferably SolidWorks) and 2D CAD drafting.
  • Design for manufacture mentality to deliver fit-for-purpose, high performance, reliable and maintainable design solutions.
  • Demonstrated advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of a range of mechanical/structural design codes and British / ISO Standards e.g. ASME, Eurocodes, etc.
  • Good working knowledge of Health, Safety & Environmental legislation is desirable.
  • Self-sufficient, self-motivated and able to work within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to all levels of stakeholders.
  • Proficient with MS Office.

You will get

As Contract Mechanical Design Engineer, you will command an hourly rate of £40PH Neg

You can apply

For the Contract Mechanical Design Engineer by pushing the button on this job posting (recommended), or by sending CV in confidence to 


13 October 2021
Mechanical Engineer
England, Bristol
£35-£40PH Neg

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