Mechanical Design Engineer

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing
Salary: £40,000 – £55,000
Location: Colchester
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 902190
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The Just Recruitment Group are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer. 

Office-based in Colchester, Essex, you will work closely with our electronics, board layout and other mechanical and thermal engineers at all the different stages of board development, for both rugged and more benign environments. Our design team operates in a small company environment which means that most design are completed by an individual engineer. As a result, each engineer rapidly becomes involved with all aspects of the product design and development. Short design timescales are an important part of our development strategy, which also results in our engineers being involved in many different product designs quite quickly. 

Essential Skills / Experience: 

  • You must be a very practical, “hands-on” person, comfortable using a variety of hand and power tools
  • You will be a good problem-solver, with the ability to reason independently and reach good engineering solutions
  • You must be educated to HNC/HND or NVQ level 3 standard with industry experience of designing small or precision components, ideally for electronic product packaging or similar environments
  • You must be independent and a self-starter, able to plan and carry out your work with little supervision and with the ability to deliver effective results in short timescales
  • Familiarity with SolidWorks is essential

Desirable, but not Essential, Skills / Experience: 

  • An appreciation of change control procedures, e.g. ECO/ECN systems
  • A good understanding of tolerances and their effects in real-world production
  • Some awareness of thermal management techniques, especially in electronic product design
  • Previous involvement in environmental testing, e.g. shock, vibration or thermal tests
  • A background in product development for airborne or ground vehicle equipment


  • Very competitive salary
  • Optional stakeholder pension scheme (with a generous company contribution)
  • Life assurance
  • Private health insurance
  • Relocation allowance where appropriate 


Contact Tracey Bates to talk about this role on 01376 517079