Mechanical Design Engineer Western Global - Yate

Western Global Limited
Bristol (City Centre)
£35k - £45k
09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Western Global designs, manufactures, and supplies innovative fuel and fluid storage solutions. With locations in Europe, North America, South Africa and the Middle East, Western Global is able to provide safe and reliable refueling equipment across the world regardless of the application
Innovation is what drives us forward. We strive for continuous improvement in product development and ensure that our customers and their applications are always in focus. We contribute our drive and our success to our world-class team, and are currently seeking to add a like-minded passionate individual to join our organization.

As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be responsible for all stages of product/specifications, from research and development to design and fabrication/manufacture, through to installation and final commissioning.
You will also be providing efficient solutions to the development of processes and products, ranging from a variety of pumping package solutions, small fuel storage solutions to large fuel farms facilities. Working directly and communicating effectively with project management, business development managers, production team and clients with high professional acumen.

Project Management: -


  • Project managing design and potential construction opportunities
  • Developing and implementing procedures relating to in-house workflows, installation, testing and end user operational manuals for equipment, including maintenance schedules and spare parts lists
  • Owning and driving new product designs, from start to finish ensuring our products are globally compliant
  • Working in conjunction with production to provide timely calculations/designs/drawings
  • Looking for and implementing continuous improvement of existing products


  • Researching, reviewing, checking, approving and ensuring that all products are, and remain, code compliant to the latest standard
  • Exploring opportunities to minimize costs associated with compliance needs
  • Reviewing, analyzing and interpreting customer / supplier data and specifications
  • Assisting in ensuring that Western Global maintains the highest level of safety, quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction

Product requirements

  • Pump, motor and pipe sizing ? requirements
  • Assisting in the estimation of tenders
  • Assisting in the design of quality control documentation/manuals to suit each product
  • Liaising with suppliers, production, sales, industry experts, project managers, site engineers to establish correct applications for each product
  • Providing highly proficient models and detailed fabrication drawings with SolidWorks / AutoCAD
  • Providing technical support and guidance to workshop fabrication teams
  • HAZOPs, AS1940 / AS1692 / AS1657 / UL and risk assessment processes


  • Driving a ?PRO-CUSTOMER? culture in order to provide proactive and timely customer service to internal and external customers
  • Writing reports and documentation
  • Providing technical advice

Required Attributes:

  • Engineering degree qualified or equivalent (Mechanical engineering) experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively, at all levels, particularly around the production of clear and concise technical and non-technical reports
  • High levels of computer and IT skills, specifically AutoCAD and SolidWorks, spreadsheet and database packages
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Ability to identify problems and come up with innovative, cost effective solutions in any of the multi-functional aspects of engineering design work
  • Excellent understanding of engineering services design
  • A track record of delivering cost effective, well designed mechanical schemes to programme dates and to budget
  • Preparing documentation for funding bids
  • A commercial mind-set

Desired Personal Characteristics:

  • Determination - not easily discouraged or put off
  • Passion, enthusiasm and charisma
  • Innovative ? prepared to see beyond how it has been done before
  • Positive outlook ? always sees opportunity through any adversity
  • Resilient ? ready to bounce back from any challenges
  • Assertive ? gets things done when they need to be

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