Senior Mechanical Engineer

Dec 07, 2016

Gill Research & Development Limited has rapidly expanded to become a leading supplier of innovative solutions to such varied industries as Motorsport, Defence, Medical, Aerospace, Process Control and Meteorology As part of the Gill group of companies, we are involved in the full product lifecycle, from initial pure research through full production development to low- and high-volume manufacture. 

As a privately owned group, Gill recognises the importance of home life and encourages its staff to work smart, in superb conditions, at its newly refurbished offices and factories in Lymington.  Employees are encouraged to be innovative and challenge the status quo as we forge ahead with extension of our product ranges to continue our successful growth strategy.  Every employee can influence the success and direction of the Company through their individual contribution.  We have the flexibility to adapt to take full advantage of each person’s skills and experience.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Generating technical proposals, planning and estimation of mechanical work packages
  • Delivery of engineering projects with a customer focus
  • Creating design specifications against technical standards and customer requirements
  • Creating innovative design concepts and development of electronics packaging solutions for harsh environments
  • Detail design and development of products using 3D CAD and use of stress and thermal calculations
  • Preparing and reviewing manufacturing documentation packages
  • Develop test plans for design verification, liaison with test houses and attend environmental testing
  • Conducting and documenting design reviews with relevant stakeholders
  • Identify and drive process improvements within the mechanical engineering team
  • Supervising and managing resources within the mechanical engineering team


Position Requirements

  • Excellent academic achievements to degree level or equivalent in mechanical engineering or related subject
  • Highly experienced in the design and development of electronics packaging solutions for use in harsh environments (high shock & vibration, ingress protection, corrosion, temperature, humidity, pressure etc.)
  • Experience of leading an engineering team to deliver NPI projects from concept to manufacture
  • Highly proficient in the use of 2D & 3D CAD.  Solidworks or similar CAD package
  • Experience of writing design specifications and requirements capture
  • Understanding of mechanical engineering principals and able to perform basic stress and thermal calculations
  • Experience of specifying and selecting materials against requirements
  • Demonstrable experience of design for assembly and manufacture using injection moulding, sheet metal, castings, CNC machining and other manufacturing techniques
  • Hands on approach to developing design solutions through prototyping and design verification and test
  • Tolerance analysis of parts and assemblies


Additional Advantageous Experience

  • Knowledge of electronic instrumentation or electronic sensing techniques
  • Familiarity with the motorsport industry, industrial process instrumentation, aerospace, defence or off highway vehicles
  • COSMOS or other FEA package
  • Familiar with working to environmental standards
  • Electronics manufacturing techniques


Person Specification

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Understanding of engineering principles
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • The ability to multi task effectively
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Good team player
  • SC – Security Cleared or able to become security cleared


Reporting Structure

Senior Mechanical Engineer – Programme Manager

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