Mechanical Design Engineer

Edgar Stewart
09 Feb 2018
26 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Mechanical Design Engineer
Edinburgh Based
Salary – £35 000 to £42 000

Based in Edinburgh our client is offering an outstanding opportunity to develop your career and help grow a start-up business.

An opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Design Engineer who will play an important role in building and improving on a pilot product, in conjunction with outsourced manufacturing companies. This is a great opportunity for a motivated mechanical designer with an independent mind and a passion for design. Initial manufacturing builds have been released and successfully sold. You can expect to work on amendments on current products and future R&D.

Key Responsibilities:

• Create detailed 2D drawings and 3D models using SolidWorks (other packages welcome)
• Perform Finite Element Analysis for stress and thermal modelling.
• Provide technical mechanical engineering leadership.
• Generate potential design solutions.
• Be able to verify your own design and the designs of others.
• Monitoring the progress of the design by ensuring that it is in line with technical and commercial requirements.
• Work in conjunction with outsourced manufacturers and product designers to ensuring they are progressing in accordance with allocated objectives.
• Ensuring projects are completed in accordance with Quality Management Systems.


• Mechanical Engineering Degree.
• Ideally 5 years in a complex and varied mechanical design engineering function, where designing efficiently, on time and to relevant standards is essential.
• Significant experience as a Senior / Lead Mechanical Design Engineer with commercial accountability and technical responsibility.
• Good knowledge of design regulations and quality standards (preferably in the medical sector).
• Supply of designs and product with a CE declaration of conformity.
•Candidates with ‘hands on’ engineering and prototyping skills will be particularly attractive
Ability to work independently.

This is a superb opportunity to join a forward thinking start up business. In return you can expect a highly competitive salary & supportive business culture with opportunity to gain share/options through time.

To learn more about this role and to apply for the position please contact our recruitment partner Angelique Fourie at ESS Holdings in Edinburgh

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