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Design Engineer

Job description

We are currently looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer

A little about us…

With over a century of engineering expertise and innovation, KNDS UK (formerly WFEL Limited) is a renowned world leader in rapidly deployable military bridging systems and a key partner in the UK MoD’s Boxer armoured vehicle programme.

We are proud of our heritage and our reputation of providing the highest quality engineering solutions for over 100 years. As a trusted partner to military customers around the world, our employees are the very heart of our company. We have a skilled and experienced workforce dedicated to achieving excellence in all areas of the business from Engineering to Project Management, Business Support to Operations.

As our business evolves, we are looking to strengthen our workforce with talented and motivated individuals across a range of disciplines to work from our Northwest Engineering Centre of Excellence and currently have this opportunity available:

About the role…

The core purpose of this job function is to be responsible for the delivery of engineering projects on time and on cost. Ensuring technical performance standards are maintained and to deliver mechanical system designs that meet customer specifications and regulatory needs, assisting with continuous improvement of the design engineering capability.

Key duties include, but are not limited to:

• Develop design solutions working in conjunction with designers within the team.

• Checking drawings.

• Prepare technical documents such as specifications, reports, manuals, procedures etc.

• Undertake hardware development and testing.

• Compile technical documents and test specifications.

• Interpret technical specifications.

• Liaise with suppliers and act as a KNDS UK representative at customer review meetings.

• Provide support for the production, test, and field engineering teams.

• Support the sales team with bids and quotations.

What we’re looking for…

We need you to be qualified to a degree level in a relevant engineering subject, with proven experience in design, testing, and development of mechanical systems with medium and heavy engineering with an understanding of the behaviour of large welded and bolted mechanical structures and to have proven experience in the design of systems from original concept design, through to production in a lead role.

What you can expect from us…

We signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2018 and achieved their Silver Award in 2020 which means that we actively support and encourage service leavers, reservists and cadets to join our team, recognising military skills and qualifications in our recruitment and selection process. 

When you become part of the KNDS UK team, you will enjoy employee benefits such as:

• Competitive salary

• Attractive pension (4% employee contribution, 7% employer contribution)

• Flexible working

• Half day Friday

• Life assurance scheme

• Company sick pay scheme which increases with service

• Free unreserved car parking

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply by clicking the link at the top of the page or email your CV with a cover letter to careers@knds.co.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Please note that we have a Preferred Supplier List in place and we will contact agencies directly should the need arise, however any unsolicited CVs received via an agency will be accepted with thanks but without fee.

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