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Mechanical Design Engineer (CAD)

  • Location: Norwich
  • Salary: £250 - 350 per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 10 months ago

Mechanical Design Engineer (CAD) to work in the Treatment Systems Products department on a freelance basis, or happy to discuss as a permanent role.

Location: Jarrold Way, Norwich
Rate: £250-£350 Umbrella inside IR35
Duration: immediate to 6 months

• Knowledge and use of Autodesk Inventor/Inventor Professional CAD skills.
• At least 3 years’ experience in a Mechanical design environment.
• Educated to a minimum of a HNC (or equivalent) in an engineering or science discipline.

The key components of the role of Mechanical Design Engineer are to create, oversee and undertake the design of mechanical components, assemblies and overall works, principally for the Company’s Treatment System products. The position includes responsibility for mechanical specifications and analysis of design solutions, which must comply with all technical, commercial, legislative and time-based requirements of contracts and / or Company / user specifications. Activities will be principally for the design and manufacture of glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) water treatment kiosks, storage tanks, pump cabinets and pipework systems. Designs are generally produced using Autodesk Inventor.

Tasks and responsibilities:
The key objectives of the appointment are to:-
1. Undertake a thorough review of the mechanical aspects of a specification / tender / project. Design / develop technically appropriate and value-engineered solutions as required by the project / contract / requirement.
2. Produce CAD models, drawing packs, design documentation, design calculations and technical reports as required by the project / requirement and in a manner which is efficient and that continually enables the Company to deliver service excellence.
3. Areas of design include, but are not limited to:-
• Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) water treatment kiosks.
• Storage tanks.
• Pump cabinets.
• Pipe-work systems.
• Structural framework.
4. Continually employ the principles of Design for Manufacture and Assembly, and value engineering throughout design undertakings, but never deviating from or compromising designated standards / requirements.
5. Arrange the procurement of materials and / or to obtain quotations for non-standard components as directed by the Project Manager or as required by the project. Produce detailed Bill of Materials.
6. Research suitable solutions and estimate costs and timescales.
7. Deliver assigned projects / design activities on-time and to cost (in accordance with Standards and contractual requirements).
8. Liaise regularly with the customer, client, contractors, Project Manager and other members of the Design Team. In particular, issues and shortfalls should be communicated in a timely manner and in writing.
9. Where applicable, to attend meetings on site, upholding the Company’s Culture and Values.
10. Undertake product testing and evaluation, which demonstrates specification adherence.
11. Where applicable to record, analyse and interpret test data.
12. Act as a mentor to junior design engineers.
13. Help with the development, population and harmonisation of the Company’s processes and Knowledge-based systems.
14. Maintain knowledge of the relevant parts of the Health and Safety At Work Act, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and all other appropriate Regulations. Ensure they are complied with.