Mechanical Design Engineer

You’re an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer who’s ready for a new challenge in a brand-new role. At our offices in Oxford you’ll be designing scientific instrumentation & complex capital equipment. We’ll train & support you, as you’ll support our junior Design Engineers too.

BASIC SALARY: £35,000 – £45,000 dependent on your experience

· Paid Overtime
· Flexitime
· 7% Pension
· 25 Days Holiday and Bank Holidays (which rises on your service)


COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Reading, High Wycombe, Swindon, Abingdon, Milton Keynes, Banbury, Bicester

Why you should apply:

· Brand-new role through expansion – you’ll join a business that boasts employees with long service. We have great staff retention – people love to work here!
· Challenge yourself as a Mechanical Design Engineer, further developing your mechanical design experience on our bespoke & complex scientific instrumentation. If it was easy, you’d get bored!
· Our existing design engineers have either risen through the ranks (we take on apprentices) or have come from a background of complex high stability systems. You can learn from the best!

Our products are complex scientific instrumentation with an average order value of £250,000. A full system can be worth over £1,000,000. Project cycle times will average 6-18 months & you’ll be working on multiple projects simultaneously. You really will be challenged here as a Mechanical Design Engineer.

Working closely with your Engineering Manager, you’ll be part of an R&D team of 12, including Design Engineer & Project Engineers. Here you’ll provide senior level mechanical design engineering support to that team.

There are junior design engineers who’ll look to you for support. You’ll do hands on mechanical design/3D modelling & design analysis yourself., as well as interpreting customer requirements & validating design proposals for the team.

Your background:

· You’ll need to be an experienced mechanical design engineer. Your design colleagues will be looking to you for leadership, development & guidance to validate their designs.
· We 3D Model here using Solid Edge. If you do too – great! If your experience is with CREO, Inventor or CATIA that’s fine too. We’ll support your training on Solid Edge.
· You’ll have experience of designing complex instrumentation or systems that could include scientific capital equipment, scientific instrumentation, vacuum related products (i.e. pumps), thermal management systems, vibration stability systems or even high precision translations.
· You could be degree educated in Mechanical Engineering or similar, or you’ve gone down the apprentice route (like some of our existing employees) and gained an ONC/HNC with the relevant practical mechanical design experience.

Your additional project engineering skills could include risk analysis, costings, budgetary responsibility, client management, internal/external stakeholder management, internal & customer reviews. It you haven’t got them, but you’re a great mechanical design engineer we will develop your skills.

If you’ve got experience of ANSYS and/or GD&T – that would be great too.


Come and work for a company that designs, manufactures, tests & sells complex (high stability) instrumentation, capital equipment & associated systems to the scientific sectors. We export over 90% of our products to Asia, USA & Europe which means increased job security & stability for you.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets and worked with the following products and/or services: mechanical design, design engineer, project engineer, instrumentation, capital equipment, scientific, physics.

INTERESTED? Get in touch. You’ll receive an acknowledgement of your application.

Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the retained recruitment partner of our client and therefore any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

REF: JAC15782, Wallace Hind Selection

Type: Permanent