Technical Lead Engineer (Mechanical / Electrical)

Easyweb Recruitment
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Technical Lead Engineer (Mechanical / Electrical)

Our client is a global leader in Secondary power distribution with over 100 years’ experience, specialising in High performance Medium voltage switchgear, with manufacturing sites in Dubai, Thailand and India and offices in nine countries.

Incorporated in 1897 the Group today has diversified into four business units, based on the expertise gained and developed over the Group's history.

Our client has over 1200 employees and a worldwide base so working for them has many benefits, other than working for a well-established Family business you will be exposed to a wealth of Engineering knowledge from all over the world.

Position: Technical Lead Engineer
Location: Thame, Oxfordshire
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours; 37 hours per week
Salary: £Competitive
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Single Private Medical Cover, Child Care Vouchers, Life Assurance.

About the role:

As Technical Lead Engineer you will be the lead designer on projects for new product development or special product development projects, in collaboration with the laboratory and industrialisation teams in the UK and all their other sites.


- Working with all other Engineering teams to resolve product issues and all other teams to ensure effective problem solving - with a focus on meeting customer needs profitably
- Accountable for Determining plans and mechanisms to deliver against your own objectives including ongoing problem solving
- Accountable for the Design and development of allocated switchgear projects
- Application of DFM to all product development
- Prepare and schedule internal and external testing, supervise as appropriate, working with the Laboratories team
- Accountable for the Maintenance of all test results and acting upon them
- Production of design documentation and maintenance of project files
- Accountable for correct finished product Bill of Materials (BOM) using Engineering systems to capture as appropriate
- Proactive in continuous improvement of the product / cost ratio and in the utilisation of new processes and technologies which enhance the safety and economics of the finished product
- Accountable for development opportunities and experiment with new approaches and practices to stay current in a New Product Design Environment
- Guarantee the delivery of the business strategy, by ensuring you manage delivery of your own objectives and prepare for your regular performance management meetings
- Strive to improve the overall financial and key performance indicators of the business

About you:

- Degree or equivalent in mechanical or electrical engineering
- Sound knowledge in medium voltage switchgear or a related subject
- Experienced in switchgear design or a related discipline
- Understanding of relevant International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards
- Mechanical engineering qualifications
- Comprehensive knowledge of strength of materials
- Driven to apply Design for Manufacturing (DFM) to all product development
- Expert 3D CAD skills, preferably NX and TeamCenter PLM or Equivalent CAD / PLM system
- Significant experience of working in a multi-national, matrix organisation
- Strong communications and presentation skills, creative with a keen commercial awareness

You may have experience of the following: Technical Lead Engineer, Lead Engineer, Principle Engineer, Senior Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Electrotechnical Engineer, Electrotechnical Engineering, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.
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