1 month ago

Head of Mechanical Engineering

Warwick Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 1200105

A Hybrid / EV System Integration company specialising in the specification, design, integration and validation of low carbon powertrain systems is currently looking for a Head of Mechanical Engineering. In this position you will be a hands-on engineer, who will embrace the company’s cultural and professional business environment and will work directly with our customers and with the various suppliers involved in control system development, system design and integration.

The Head of Mechanical Engineering will be responsible for:

  • Capturing and specifying the design requirements and the development and validation needed to deliver successful systems, products, and components to meet/exceed the customer’s specifications
  • The management of all Design activities including Design freeze / release, Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis (DFMEA), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Design Verification/Product Validation (DV & PV) testing and Computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • Producing 2D and 3D CAD designs, drawings, and models
  • Analysing issues to resolve issues, for example stresses, using tools such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Conceptualising new designs and design revisions
  • Managing the design and development team and monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • Assisting Senior Management in ensuring effective relationships with client businesses through maintaining an appropriate technical interface between engineering design and customers


The Head of Mechanical Engineering will have:

  • A degree or similar in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience of Design for Manufacture (DFM).
  • Experience in automotive mechanical systems design and prototype development.
  • Experience of GD&T
  • Experience in component manufacturing techniques and methods.
  • Knowledge of UK/EC/International standards and legislation
  • A proven track record in the effective delivery of technical objectives to quality targets and milestones.
  • FEA or CFD knowledge for evaluating theoretical designs
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