Senior Mechanical Engineer

Newmarket, UK
14 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Cobham Aerospace Connectivity are currently looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to be responsible to the Engineering Operations Manager for technical capability of Mechanical design team at Newmarket. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will provide engineering direction and support to the Engineering teams and will also be the technical focal point for both internal and external customers.

This role is based in Newmarket, Suffolk

Our technology
At Cobham Aerospace Connectivity, we design and manufacture active and passive avionics antennas and electronic control systems for military and civil communications, navigation and search and rescue applications. We pioneered frequency agile VHF tuneable antennas and continue to be a key supplier to major avionics companies. Our GPS anti-jam technology utilises state of the art DSP algorithms with an active antenna to eliminate both narrow-band and wide-band jamming signals. We have world leading technology in Ground Penetrating Radar and RF interference mitigation. Both military and civil users rely on our direction finding systems for search and rescue operations.

As the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline
  • Experienced in the design of rapid turnaround, medium volume products.
  • Experience of using either or both 2D or 3D CAD packages (preferably Autocad & Solidworks).
  • Experience of working within a Drawing Office environment.
  • A broad understanding of medium volume manufacturing processes, materials, treatments and finishes, and their environmental implications
  • Experience of designing the mechanical packaging of components for use in harsh environments.
  • A proven ability to support change within an organisation
  • Hands on experience in an engineering/manufacturing environment
  • Able to work both as part of a team and as an individual.
  • Good communicator
  • Able to determine their own priorities and understand the needs of the business.
  • Ability to work with minimum of supervision
  • Adaptable to changes in priorities and willingness to resolve queries from all levels of staff

As the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Technical direction of the mechanical design team at Newmarket
  • Undertake mechanical Engineering tasks including conceptual and detailed designs, calculations and simulations.
  • Support Production Engineering in resolution of design problems
  • Technical review and guidance for all programme technical deliverables including proposals and bids for new opportunities.
  • Technical review of mechanical designs and drawings
  • Continuous improvement of processes and tools; support to corporate change initiatives

About Cobham Aerospace Connectivity

Cobham Antenna Systems develop and manufacture high specification sector and multi-sector, directional, omni-directional, ultra-wideband (UWB) and MIMO antennas.

About Cobham plc

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.

Click here to find out more about us and or check out our LinkedIn company page

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