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We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Project Design Engineer to join an Automotive business in the West Midlands area : 


Project Design Engineer - Mechanical


£40,000 - £45,000 




Mon -Thurs 08.30-17.00

Friday 08.30 - 14.00


To lead Mechanical Design and Project based activities in support of New Model Programmes and Current Engineering activities within the design engineering centre.


  • QCD focused approach to product development

  • Responsible for generation and delivery of concept and manufacturing design definitions, based on technical specifications, requirements, relevant standards, and other constraints

  • Responsible for the conceptual development of new product solutions in the scoping phase of programmes.

  • Participate in developing and maintaining relevant engineering processes and procedures

  • Supporting the identification of business opportunities

  • Problem solving on existing products and product improvement

  • Responsible for evaluating technical issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions

  • Planning, controlling and delivering assigned projects, ensuring requirements are delivered to plan, budget and costs

  • Preparing and delivering progress reports against project plans

  • Keeping up to date with relevant technology developments in appropriate technical areas, developing skills and capabilities, and giving support and expertise to others as required

  • Actively participate in business unit improvement activities

  • Where required, to manage engineers in both work activities and personal development

  • Where required, teach and mentor apprentices and/or graduates in your field of expertise

  • Support a continuous improvement culture across the Engineering team, contributing to a high performing environment


  • Mechanical Degree / HND or suitable Mechanical Engineering design experience

  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience working in an mechanical design role, ideally within: Automotive / Off-Highway / Military / Mining / Construction

  • CAD Knowledge (Ideally Solidworks or Creo)

  • Ability to create detailed drawings around Mechanisms, Hydraulics, Fabrications, Engineer Packaging etc.

  • Excellent fault finding skills.

  • Has demonstrated a good understanding of engineering organisations, support systems and processes

  • Team player.

  • Excellent verbal and written communicator

  • Ability to work independently or within a team environment

  • Excellent problem solver – able to work independently and also lead teams to problem solve

  • Have a hands-on approach to Engineering Design and development.

  • Results orientated

  • Ability to operate in continuous improvement environment

  • Planning and priority setting ability

  • QCD Focused

  • Excellent personal skills and persuasive able to create constructive discussions and push for change even when difficult

  • Professionalism

  • Integrity and trustworthiness

This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder will be required to carry out from time to time tasks in addition to the above that will be both reasonable and within their capabilities. 

Reference ID: 607384


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