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  • Job reference: RMS0176882

Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: East Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 26/04/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (24/05/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Company:
Our client's principal activities are the design and manufacture of Formula 1 racing engines and hybrid power systems.

The Role:
The Role:

As part of the Product Engineering Department you will become the specialist for key components / systems on our Power Unit, and will be therefore be wholly responsible for the associated engineering tasks from initial concept through to prove-out and race introduction, including problem solving and failure analysis.

The journey encompasses conceptual design, structural / thermal analysis and design release including the creation of documentation to support control of the bill of materials. In addition the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for defining specific tests in order to approve their components / systems for use, and should close out this task through the writing of technical reports to summarise their findings.

In this role, the Mechanical Engineer is empowered to act autonomously, ensuring accountability and ownership for the task in hand to drive a right first time solution taking into account performance, reliability, obsolescence, cost & other key programme metrics.


The solutions engineered by you will be made with the consideration of material selection, manufacturability, heat treatment & other process requirements such as surface finish, geometrical tolerancing & control over critical features.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
You will be degree educated with 2:1 classification or above in a relevant engineering subject (Eg Mechanical/Automotive) and have 3+ years' experience in a challenging fast paced engineering environment. With your experience in industry, you will have the ability to engineer solutions from first principles and demonstrate the ability to undertake fundamental calculations to support the design concept.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Ideally you will have experience in the design of highly loaded mechanical components & systems and will be creative, innovative, curious and tenacious in your approach, in order to deliver championship winning technology to the race track.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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