Senior Mechanical Engineer

Reference: SNRMECHANICAL_1718199424
  • £45000 - £58000 per annum
  • Horsham, West Sussex
  • Defence

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location: Horsham (Relocation Package available)
Work Arrangement: Flexible remote working available
Salary: £45,000 to £58,000 depending on experience

What We Can Offer You:

  • Group pension plan - matched contributions up to 5%.
  • Income protection scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life assurance policy, including bereavement counselling and probate helpline.
  • Company shares incentive plan and save as you earn scheme.
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to wellbeing app and the addition of mental health support for all employees. Plus, regular activities across our sites to support and promote wellbeing.
  • Regular sports and social activities.
  • Gym membership discounts.
  • Reward platform (high street discounts, employee benefits, health, and wellbeing offerings).
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme.
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities.
  • Great working environment with free, onsite car parking across all our locations.

The Role:

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In this role you'll be exposed to a variety of products and tasks. As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you'll contribute to all multidisciplinary aspects of the product development process. You will play a pivotal role in the design, development, and implementation of cutting-edge mechanical systems and components. From conceptualization to execution, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your expertise and make a tangible impact on our projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Innovative design skills in electro-mechanical mechanisms and precision machinery.
  • Technical lead within a small, mixed discipline, project design team to produce quality design solutions in line with cost, time, and quality requirements.
  • Lead in the creation of designs in 3D CAD using SolidWorks software.
  • Lead and work in collaboration with the team to perform classical engineering analysis on designs, including stress, fatigue & vibration using conventional analysis and computer simulation.
  • Perform lab testing for verification and conformance of design outputs to meet the design inputs.
  • Be responsible for leading and developing engineering reports to support new product designs, failure investigation and any other formal documentation to support customer requirements.
  • Coordinate with wider engineering teams to integrate electronic, control and drive systems into equipment designs.
  • Provide support for the production, test, and field engineering teams. Support the sales teams with bids and quotations.
  • Work with project managers and sales teams to provide time estimates for design activities and keep appraised of progress.
  • Support and assist the Sales Team in producing proposals and quotations/sales literature.
  • Take the lead with responsibility for timely delivery of outputs within defined deadlines.

What We're Looking for From You:

Skills & Experience


  • Design of complex mechanisms and structures.
  • Lead role in system design from concept to production.
  • Load analysis and design for drive mechanisms and motor systems.
  • Knowledge of machining, casting, fabrication, and moulding.
  • Proficient in 3D CAD (ideally SolidWorks).
  • Strong technical understanding and leadership in project design.


  • Designing for harsh environments.
  • Experience in Defence or related sectors (R&D, manufacturing).
  • Coaching and talent development.
  • Senior-level experience in small/medium-sized companies.

Personal Attributes

  • Innovative with a passion for mechanical engineering.
  • Effective communication with customers, producing reports, and participating in design reviews.
  • Strong stakeholder management and relationship-building skills.
  • Clear and effective communication with diverse stakeholders.
  • Team player and autonomous worker.
  • Mechanical Engineering degree.
  • Proficient in engineering calculations.
  • Continuous improvement mindset and delivery experience.

Security Clearance: Due to the nature of the role, you will be required to gain UK government security clearance. To achieve this, you must hold British or dual nationality.

If interested, please get in touch with Albe at or call 01923 470762

Albe Zaman Recruitment Consultant

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