Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

We are seeking an experienced Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our engineering design team providing mechanical design support for the oil and gas industry.

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will be involved in taking responsibility for design; starting from initial 3D modelling and 2D drafting of concepts right through to detailed design for production, with a focus on design for manufacture / assembly (DFM/A).  The design work will include the following:

  • Development of new products
  • Re-design of existing products for improvements and/or cost reductions
  • Customising existing product(s) for a customer with specific needs
  • Development of jigs, fixtures for product test and manufacture

Reporting to the Engineering Manager and working closely with other departments, this mechanical design role will involve:

  • 3D modelling using Autodesk Inventor
  • 2D drafting using AutoCAD Mechanical
  • Producing detailed designs for the production of products to relevant codes and standards
  • Production of design calculations to relevant directives and codes
  • Production of technical files
  • Production of BOMs
  • Production of manuals, test procedures and reports
  • Checking and approving designs and calculations

Candidates applying will ideally hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in Mechanical Engineering and are most likely to have at least 10 years’ experience in mechanical design within the oil and gas (or related) industry, coupled with a sound knowledge of ASME codes/standards, British, European and ISO codes and standards.   A sound background in mechanical product design, along with a high level of experience in 3D modelling is essential, preferably using Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD but other packages could be considered.  In addition, you will ideally have knowledge and experience of using Autodesk Vault Professional.  

We are seeking a person who is able to undertake hand calculations when required and has a good understanding of manufacturing, welding and fabrication techniques.  DFM/DFA is an important aspect of this role, including the knowledge and experience of interfacing with manufacturing companies in parts fabrication and production, in order that the design process takes into account manufacturing and assembly processes.

Production of products is at a low to medium volume so a good understanding of design for production vs. producing ‘one of a kind’ is advantageous. 

Whilst you will work partly on an individual basis, there will be a need for team-working, therefore, good communication skills are a must, in order to exchange technical ideas and concepts both in writing and orally.  You will have an organised work style with great attention to detail and you will possess the drive and commitment to maintain a task’s momentum in order to meet deadlines.  The ability to adapt to change and refocus, when required, will also be expected.

We offer a modern, completely refurbished and spacious working environment with free staff parking, within walking distance to Ely rail station.  Other benefits include 25 days annual leave (in addition to Bank Holidays), Contributory Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and optional healthcare.

To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to Shara Hayes, Office Manager, to  


All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process, such as EU Passport, UK Residency Permit etc.