Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

To design and develop new products, on-time, in full and to budget, along with supporting members of the mechanics team 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 December 2021



  • Design of a range of mechanics for new products and improvements through their full lifecycle.
  • Investigation of new technologies and how they can be incorporated into current products and new product ranges.
  • Assist in specification of project/product definitions and designs.
  • Use of peer review and process-driven quality check systems such as DFMEA.
  • Prototype feasibility or “proof of life” in product development.
  • Management of design changes including Bills of Materials, 2D and 3D design updates.
  • Take a leadership role within the mechanics team, ensuring good design practice.
  • Adherence to all legislation relevant to the product and company (ISO:9001 etc.).
  • Project handover management from R&D into Production, including manufacturability and sourcing information.
  • Support of current products through JIRA ensuring timely close out of issues.

About You: 


  • 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.
  • History of leading design teams.


  • Knowledge of test and measurement equipment.
  • Knowledge of advanced manufacturing techniques and industry 4.0.
  • Epicor ERP experience.
  • 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.


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