Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

General Dynamics UK
NP12 4AA, Blackwood
Competitive, flexible benefits & bonus
Closing date
13 Sep 2019
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General Dynamics UK is a world-leader in the integration of cutting-edge defence and security systems, delivering decisive advantage to military, government and civil customers worldwide.

Our employee culture is one that thrives on innovation, embraces teamwork and possesses a strong will to succeed. The pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.  Dynamics is not just part of our name, it’s part of our spirit.

The Role:

GDUK is looking to recruit a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer for the SV Programme. The role will require a holistic approach to mechanical engineering, taking into account factors such as safety, cost and ease of manufacture.

This position is based at the Oakdale facility in South Wales


  • Produce mechanical design solutions from system to part level.
  • Take designs from concept, through development & validation (Cradle to Grave)
  • Support to prototype and production teams during FoT fit and through life change updates.
  • Preparation of material for internal and external design reviews


  • Proficient user of 3D CAD
  • Proficient user of PDM systems (Windchill)
  • Ability to develop conceptual and detail design of mechanical components and systems
  • Work from first principal calculations
  • EBoM management and maintenance


  • Proficient user of Pro Engineer Wildfire/CREO
  • 1st hand static/dynamic FEA experience
  • IEng/CEng, or actively working toward registration
  • Experience of working with DFMEA processes
  • BSc/BEng in Mechanical engineering/science & industry experience
  • HND in Mechanical engineering/science & industry experience
  • Broad experience of modern manufacturing processes & material selection for design.
  • Defense Land Vehicle / Off Highway Industry Experience
  • Experience working with DEF-STAN and MIL standards

GDUK offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. A flexible benefits package, 25 days holiday, a compressed fortnight offering every other Friday off and an attractive bonus scheme.

What sets us apart is a fresh approach that thrives on innovation. It creates an entrepreneurial atmosphere enjoyed by our world-class people.

We are a well-established Company with a firm focus on the future. We are commercially successful and growing fast. Once you talk to us you will see why we stand out from the crowd.

We are world-class but still ambitious; large but still dynamic; growing but still innovative.

General Dynamics has more than 1,300 employees in the UK, including approximately 1,000 who work for General Dynamics UK, located across four sites. Our highly-skilled people relish the fact that we are a recognised leader in the defence industry. They are part of our exciting future. You can be too.

General Dynamics UK is part of General Dynamics Corporation, one of the top six defence companies in the world. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The Company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems; armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies.

More information about the Company is available at

What we do

Pioneering technologies and the quality of our people give us our competitive edge.

As a leading prime contractor and complex systems integrator, we provide network enabled solutions for the UK Ministry of Defence and international markets.

In the UK we are structured around two main businesses: Land Systems and Mission Systems.

Our solutions include:

  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV)
  • Avionic systems
  • Bowman – Command Battlespace Management (Land) (CBM(L))
  • Command Control Communications Computers and Information (C4I) systems
  • Digitised training solutions and services
  • ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance) systems
  • Modelling, simulation and experimentation systems


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