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 8th March 2024


Design Products - This may include making calculations of product dimensions and tolerances, drawing sketches of product ideas, prototyping and designing mock-ups of proposed products.
Develop and Complete Projects - Develop ideas, manage and lead activities until they become real products.
Adhered to Timeframes - must be self-led and driven assuring projects are moving forward on schedule.
Design Project Plans - Design detailed project plans with engineering, manufacturing, and sales and marketing teams to manage all aspects of product development and production.
Document Engineering Knowledge – Develop and maintain company standards as well as crate design & product related guidelines and best practices to follow.
Research - Perform market research to determine what types of products might be successful among consumers, research product ideas to determine their viability, and research how existing products on the market are performing.
Collaborate - Collaborate with engineers and developers to create product designs and with marketing teams to develop sales plans for future products.
Test – Verify conceptual designs through analysis and testing, proposing alternative solutions where applicable.

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.