Key Skills

  • Design
    • Detailed and top level design with experience of a wide range of materials and processes.
    • Creation of parts, assemblies, drawings, BOMs and writing of build instructions.
    • Can work to appropriate standards/processes (local and international).
    • Knowledge of Design For Manufacture & Assembly (DFMA), Product Data Management/Product Lifecycle Management (PDM/PLM), Design Failure Mode Effects & Analysis (DFMEA), Design Verification Planning & Reporting (DVP&R).
    • Extremely capable with Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Experience with SolidWorks, Fusion 360, Solid Edge, Unigraphics NX. Experience with ANSYS, SolidWorks/Fusion 360 Simulation (FEA). Able to learn new software quickly.

  • Build
    • Assembly, integration and test/verification experience in both workshop and cleanroom.
    • Honeycomb panel build and inspection experience.
    • Familiarity with a wide range of workshop machines and hand tools, including 3D printers.
    • Experience working with metal, plastic, ceramic, composite and wood for various applications.
    • Proficient with electronics.
    • Very quick to solve problems. Very high attention to detail.

  • Leadership
    • Learnt decision-making skills and leadership whilst working at SSTL as Lead Mechanical Engineer.
    • Experienced at managing own resources and schedule to meet deadlines.
    • Able to delegate where appropriate.
    • Good under pressure. Confident.

  • Teamwork
    • An effective member of the team, and can quickly adapt to work with any person regardless of discipline or background (e.g. stress analysis, electronics, radiation, thermal, RF, systems, manufacture).
    • Very approachable, but always give concise and honest answers.
    • Good presentation skills.

  • Driving
    • Full UK driving licence held (no convictions or points).

  • Language
    • Native English speaker with excellent writing skills.
    • Semi-fluent in Spanish.