Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

To design and develop new products, on-time, on cost and in full, along with supporting and improving existing products.

Manchester, UK

Full Time, Permanent

Educated to Diploma / Degree level or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related subject.

Closing Date: Friday 3rd March 2023


  • Investigation of new technologies and how they can be incorporated into current products and new product ranges.
  • Define and manage project and resource plans for “owned” projects.
  • Risk assessments of project / product definitions and designs.
  • Use of peer review and process driven quality checks systems such as DFMEA
  • Prototype feasibility or “proof of life” for “owned” projects.
  • Management of design changes including Bills of Materials, 2D and 3D design updates.
  • Adherence to all legislation relevant to the product or company (ISO:9001 etc.).
  • Project handover management from R&D into Production, including manufacturability and sourcing information.
  • Improvements to R&D workflows and processes ensuring the continual improvement of the department.
  • Support of current products through Jira ensuring timely close out of issues.
  • Mechanical design of products through their full lifecycle.

About You: 


  • 8-10 years’ 3D Mechanical Design experience.
  • Modelling and simulation of mechanical systems.
  • Designing machined and cast metal components and assemblies.
  • Designing injection moulded components and assemblies.
  • Electro-Mechanical Design Experience.
  • Designing precision machining parts for intricate assemblies / fits.
  • New Product Introduction process.
  • Experience with Autodesk Inventor and Vault.
  • Design of handheld electronic equipment.
  • Design of high precision metal parts for measurement devices.
  • Design of machined and cast metal parts for pressurised systems and fluid related applications.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • IT Literate – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Corel Draw, etc.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to manage own time effectively within a project.
  • Attention to detail.
  • DFM and DFMEA practical application.
  • Knowledge of test and measurement equipment.
  • Knowledge of Advanced manufacturing techniques and Industry 4.0.
  • Epicor ERP experience.


Applications should be made by forwarding a copy of your up to date CV and covering letter to or alternatively, you can submit your application by post to: Elcometer Limited, Edge Lane, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6BU.