The Mechanisms team within AWE are looking for innovative, creative, and motivated Mechanical Engineers who are at various stages of their career.
If you have passion for pushing the boundaries of Mechanical design and product realisation, through the application of numerous design tools and forefront engineering technologies, then we would like to hear from you.
Excellent training and development opportunities!
Mechanisms Mechanical Engineer
Salary: £26,500 - £67,400 (dependent on skills and experience)
AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:
Market leading contributory pension scheme
Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off
Flexible working hours
Salary sacrifice scheme
Funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body
AWE Life Insurance
Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)
Our Warhead Engineering Mechanisms team are responsible for the design, manufacture, assembly and testing of robust miniature weapon safety and environmental sensing Mechanisms.
Produce and deliver conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation, and validation evidence for mechanical engineering solutions
Construct and contribute to the underpinning science and calculations during the concept development phase of a new mechanism
Provide technical input and contributions to the design of new Mechanisms
Support technical reviews and give presentations on design solutions, when necessary
Assist with Project controls, including ensuring delivery dates are adhered to, budgets are maintained and progress, successes and any improvements are reported
Support the assembly work, testing, validation and approval of the Mechanisms component builds within the teams inhouse laboratory facilities
Follow company design processes throughout a project, identify areas of improvement and make recommendations
Depending on the stage of your career, we would like candidates to be able to demonstrate the following:
An HNC/HND or Degree in an Engineering discipline or consummate experience
Understanding of mechanical design and specification
Previous experience of the use of design tools and/or product development & realisation
Knowledge of engineering manufacturing techniques including Additive Manufacturing
Ideally previous experience of 3D solid modelling (Siemens NX, Solidworks) and generation of technical drawings including the use of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Good interpersonal skills, ability to work independently but also within a team, supporting colleagues to achieve the teams' goals
Though not essential, experienced candidates would also benefit from knowledge of ANY of the following:
Materials, such as - Stainless steels, ferrites, ceramics and noble metals
Coatings and dry lubricants
Tolerance and Fault Tree Analysis
Predictive Modelling - Finite Element Analysis or Rigid Body Dynamics
Design of tooling, jigs and fixtures
Product testing and validation
Small drive systems e.g., Solenoids, steppers or voice coils
Small scale electro-magnetic design
Fluid dynamics and simple hydraulic systems
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and as the role may require the wearing of PPE, candidates should also be willing and able to work in designated areas.
The successful candidates must also be willing and able to travel within the UK and overseas as required, which may entail short stays away from home once restrictions are lifted.