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Senior Design Engineer (MASTER)

  • Role Type
  • Contract

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa, Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 30/09/2021

Job Description

Responsible for the design of a wide range of complex mechanical components for the base engine  sector.  The Senior Design Engineer will work closely with the Chief Designer to take ownership of a particular mechanical design system as identified by the Chief Designer.

Duties and Responsibilities

The mechanical design of components through concept, definitive and detail design phases
Carries out detailed mechanical design work including 3D modelling, 2D layouts, 2D detailing, Tolerance stacks as required.
Responsible for the following engineering activities:

System and component specifications and that your design meets the requirements
Creation of 3D models and 2D drawings to allow manufacture or purchase
Creation of assembly drawings and bill of materials
Carry out design change requests as per process and in a timely manner
Fit and function of their responsible parts or system and their interaction with other systems
Creation of component or system design plans
Meeting design timing plans on assigned tasks

Work closely with manufacturing and process engineers to ensure products are designed for manufacture & assembly
Responsible for reporting progress of all assigned tasks to the project management team, chief engineer or chief designer
Creation of technical reports and documentation as required for engineering projects
Highlights all mechanical technical risks to the chief designer
Responsible for preparing and presenting mechanical designs at design reviews
If required, generates minutes from design reviews
Liaise with suppliers and other Ricardo departments to ensure the required information is available when needed and customer requests are dealt with in a timely manner
Liaise directly with the customer as required
Follows departmental processes relating to management of designs (MDP)
Ensures design files and documentation are kept up to date, and stored in accordance with department procedures


Degree (Bachelor or Masters) in mechanical engineering or similar field or with equivalent experience

Broad range of mechanical design knowledge with experience in base engines

2D & 3D PTC CREO CAD skills

Competent user of Windchill PLM System

Familiarity of technical specifications

Ability to understand and produce technical drawings to high standard with GD&T competency

Able to produce designs to specified deadlines and achieves required timescales

Sets an example to other design engineers in the team on best practice performance

Confident proactive character, ability to take the lead in challenging situations

Good communication skills, dealing with other employees, external clients & suppliers

Additional Requirements

Able to communicate effectively in English at all levels


Team player

Effective problem solving capabilities

Ability to work to tight deadlines

Ability to work with minimum supervision