Mechanical Design Engineer Battery Power Systems

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    Nuclear Engineering, Design Engineering

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  • Salary:

    c£50k plus benefits

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    Mike Baldwin

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    about 3 years ago

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Mechanical Design Engineer – Battery Power Systems: Permanent, Thurso, Northern Scotland, Salary: £50k plus benefits and relocation allowance
KEY Skills: Electro-Mechanical Design, Mechanical Design, Power Electronics, Battery Design, Chargers, EMC, MTBF, FMEA, Reliability Engineering

The Client & Role:
Our client is located in a stunning part of the world – Thurso in the county of Caithness, Northern Scotland. Well known for its outstanding natural beauty and unique way of life, relocating to this area will perfectly suit people with a love of the outdoors and a more relaxed place of life.
This is also a safe environment to raise a family (schools here have a very low Pupil-Teacher Ratio), a tight-knit community and a very low crime rate.
There are many opportunities for traditional sports such as athletics, gymnastics, football, rugby and many other indoor and outdoor activities. 
Thurso is also an excellent location for water sports, including kayaking, SCUBA diving, sailing and surfing (major international surfing competitions are held here).
In particular, the client is also offering a generous relocation allowance, as well as other company benefits.
The client is looking for two engineers who will be responsible for the design and development of mechanical and electro-mechanical components and assemblies for power electronics, battery and charger products. 
The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to all phases of the product lifecycle from initial concept through design, development, verification and through-life support.
Duties will involve:
As a Mechanical Design Engineer specialising in power electronics, batteries/cells and chargers you will be responsible for;
Mechanical and Electronic Assembly design 
Thermal, Shock and Vibration Design and Simulation using SolidWorks 
DfX (manufacturability, test, cost etc) 
Design for EMC 
Management of prototypes and pre-production builds 
Design documentation 
Reliability Engineering (FMEA and MTBF analysis etc)
The Candidate: 
You will have proven ability to work in small multi-functional project team (including electronics, software and qualification engineers), experience of the full lifecycle of mechanical product development and an honours degree in a relevant engineering subject (master’s degree preferred). Also;
Experience in the design of batteries, chargers or power supplies 
3D CAD modelling
Thermal Management of Electronics enclosures, heat exchangers, (air to air, air to water etc)
Experience of designing various components including plastics, sheet metal, injections moulding and die castings.
To discuss this vacancy please contact:  Mike Baldwin on 0161 474 6855

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