Lead Mechanical Engineer

Ref: ZR_7181_JOB  ·  Posted on 08 August 2022


Our client is a leading Engineering Consultancy who specialise in Mechanical and Systems Engineering and delivering a wide variety of projects, ranging from niche consultancy to large, high-profile programmes.

Due to growth and winning lots of new work, they are looking for a number of Senior Mechanical Engineers to create design solutions to meet their client’s requirements and take technical leadership.

They are happy to support employees through their Chartership.

The ideal candidate will have experience producing designs within a safety critical environment!

You will need to have a base of Glasgow or Bristol and be happy to work on site 2-3 days per week (other weeks it will be mostly remote!)

Key responsibilities
  • Lead the creation of optimal design solutions to address client requirements.
  • Produce substantiation calculations to demonstrate designs will perform as required.
  • Author and update technical documents.
  • Manage your projects' delivery against Time, Cost and Quality requirements.
  • Support our clients QA process through review or checking colleagues’ work.
  • Present your work to the client at formal reviews.
  • Work within project teams, these may include placements at clients’ sites.
  • Lead and/or mentor Junior Engineers
Skills & experience
  • Degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • Chartership with a relevant engineering institution or be progressing towards obtaining this.
  • Sound understanding of mechanical engineering principles and their application to varied projects and domains.
  • Creativity and experience across the design lifecycle including undertaking requirements capture, concept generation, development and down-selection.
  • Familiarity with working to design codes and industry standards appropriate for a safety critical industry.
  • Experience in the production of design documentation, including calculations; reports, specifications and requirements capture documents.
  • Experience of participating and presenting material at formal design reviews.
  • Experience of leading teams to deliver mechanical engineering design projects.
  • Experience working in Defence, Aerospace, Nuclear or other safety critical industry.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Part-time opportunities/flexible working is available to suit individual needs.

Additional benefits


  • Pension Plan
  • Retirement Gifts
  • Life Assurance + Spousal Life Assurance
  • Annual Leave + Flexible Holiday – Buy & Sell
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Annual Professional Fee subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Insurance: Dental, Health, Private Medical, Travel, Gadget
  • Digital GP: 24/7 health information, GP appointments & Flu Jabs

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