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  • Job reference: RMS0179014

Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 27/04/2017
  • Duration: on-going
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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


We offer you all the advantages of working at a record breaking Triple World Championship winning team. You will benefit from our fast paced learning environment and look forward to working on new and exciting technical projects, characterised by a collaborative atmosphere and winning team spirit. You will also find a purpose built R&D facility with all of the resources that you need to do an outstanding job, located in the picturesque village of Brixworth in rural Northamptonshire.

Our benefits package includes 36 days holiday, a generous non-contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, a collective bonus scheme, an individual bonus, a privileged Mercedes-Benz car lease scheme, and Daimler share purchase scheme.

You will likely be a Senior/Principal engineer and 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

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.

Ideally you will have experienced 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.

The Company:
specialises in the design and manufacture of Formula 1 racing engines and hybrid power systems for a championship winning Formula 1 race team.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- You will be degree educated: 2:1 classification or above in a relevant engineering subject (Eg Mechanical/Automotive)
- 5-10 years' experience in a challenging fast paced engineering environment.
- Hands on attitude with practical first principles experience
- Broad knowledge of Internal Combustion engines

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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