Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity for a Mechanical Design Engineer, with experience of automated machinery design, looking for a challenging automation design role within a fast paced project environment. This position is based near Southampton, Hampshire with some visits to customer sites throughout the UK.


Highly competitive salary plus paid overtime, annual profit related bonus, pension scheme and life cover

Key Responsibilities

You will report to the Mechanical Engineering Manager and be involved in all aspects of mechanical engineering throughout the project cycle from conception to installation to ensure that concept designs are converted to automation solutions - on time and to budget.

This role will include mechanical concepting of Robotic Automation Equipment and Fixturing using 3D Modelling, involvement in customer design review meetings, detailed design, liaising with sub-contractors for the fabrication and machining of those designs, selection of mechanical bought in parts along with providing technical guidance and support to the System Build and Controls Teams.

Required Skills and Experience

Proven experience of mechanical concepting and design of process automation equipment is essential. You must be able to come up with innovative but practical design ideas to solve engineering problems whilst at the same time meeting customer requirements, change requests and budget constraints. Knowledge of robotic automation, robot jig & fixture design, welding or handling applications would be advantageous.

A Mechanical Engineering degree is essential along with proven 3D CAD experience, preferably AutoCAD Inventor.

You must be conversant with British technical and legislative standards, have the ability to produce design calculations and have an in depth understanding of geometric tolerances. You will be familiar with sheet metal manufacturing, machining and other metal manufacturing techniques including welded fabrications and mechanical assembly methods.You will be a self-motivated and possess excellent communication skills along with the ability to work within a multi-disciplined team. A good appreciation of electrical control systems would be a distinct advantage.

Apply for this Mechanical Design Engineer role now by sending a covering letter and cv by e-mail to

An excellent opportunity for a Mechanical Design Engineer, looking for a varied and challenging career opportunity

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