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Location: England, West Sussex, Horsham

Senior Mechanical Engineer

England, West Sussex, Horsham

Job Description


Location: Horsham

Start: ASAP

Salary: Competitive

The Client:

They are pioneers of unique technology, delivering clean energy to address climate change and improve air quality. They are working with world-leading partners to embed their technology in mass-market energy products for the commercial, residential and transportation markets. They recruited over 150 people in last few years even throughout the pandemic and are continuing to grow. This position will provide the right candidate with an opportunity to be involved in a fast-expanding environment where personal achievements are recognised and rewarded through personal development and professional growth.

The Role:

The primary purpose of this position is to manage the development, verification and validation of innovative concepts, new product designs, and increase their readiness level before introducing them in production as part of the Mechanical Engineering function group. The ideal candidate for this role requires an experienced skillset as well as attributes such as being mindful, enthusiastic, focused, and organised to thrive in a versatile environment.

  • Manage the development of fuel cell systems and products by applying fundamentals of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer, and materials engineering.
  • Conduct product risk assessment and define mitigation activities by means of design reviews and risk management tools to enable robust engineering.
  • Build and implement appropriate validation and verification testing plans to prove part and system performance and quality.
  • Organise the engineering activities and give appropriate reporting to the Project Management.
  • Ensure adequate interactions with Manufacturing Engineering to optimise design for assembly and support production during product assembly.
  • Promote inclusive cross-functional work alongside other departments: Procurement, Quality Engineering, etc. to develop optimised solutions to Engineering Sign-Off
  • Write technical reports on failure modes and mechanisms, interpreting from literature, test data, post-mortem / test observations, CAE studies and material property datasheets.
  • Organise problem resolution tasks and develop countermeasures using Quality Management System tools, e.g. 8D.

What a great candidate looks like:

  • STEM degree or equivalent higher-level engineering qualification.
  • Minimum 4 years' experience related to the above accountabilities; experience in the automotive, aerospace, power generation or white-goods sectors would be an advantage.
  • Very good understanding of product risk analysis, tools such as DFMEA and when to use them appropriately, and in project development and risk management.
  • Knowledge of materials engineering, heat transfer, thermodynamics, mechanics, hydraulics, and test engineering.
  • Experience with a CAD program - ideally Creo - a product data management tool - DDM preferred - and excellent geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing to a standard such as BS 8888.
  • Proficient with small batch and series production manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • Familiarity with agile project management techniques such as Scrum.

If this role is of interest please hit APPLY NOW, or alternatively you can send your CV or call Ricky Shaw at the Rullion HQ in Altrincham for more information.

This permanent vacancy is being advertised by Rullion Ltd.

Since 1978, Rullion has been securing exceptional candidates for a range of clients; from large well-known brands to SMEs and start-ups. As a family-owned business, Rullion's approach is credible and honest, focused on building long-lasting relationships with both clients and candidates.

Rullion is a forward-thinking recruitment company that specialises in providing a wide range of talent consultancy services to a diverse client base, from small start-ups to large household names.



Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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