Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Job Reference: BSR011717
  • Date Posted: 22 July 2020
  • Recruiter: Bluestream Recruitment
  • Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Space, Satellite Communications & Energy
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Belinda Elliott
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Job Description

Are you an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer professional with experience with space instrumentation and sensors, and looking for an exciting new challenge?

Would you like to be part of a rapidly expanding global success in the space industry?

As Mechanical Design Engineer you will be rewarded with good salary package and be responsible for:

  • Leading the mechanical design of flight, engineering, and support hardware
  • Generating and maintaining 3D CAD modelling of bespoke space sensors
  • Produce engineering drawings for assembly and manufacture, and define integration procedures
  • Managing BOM for manufacturing and production, and dealing with manufacturing supply chain
  • Supporting assembly, integration and test of space equipment and systems
  • Preparing technical documentation (design specifications, test plan, etc.), and analysis and test reports
  • Defining and managing mechanical requirements and defend designs during project reviews with customers (ESA, UKSA, etc.)


To be considered for the Mechanical Design Engineer role you will need to:

  • Have Mechanical/Aerospace/Manufacturing degree or similar.
  • Have previous experience working in the space/aerospace industry
  • Have full product development life cycle experience from concept through to flight. Including requirement definition, design, analysis, manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing
  • Be proficient in 3D Mechanical CAD with a minimum of 3 years of: –SolidWorks experience.
  • Have extensive knowledge of GD&T using activities
  • Experience with environmental testing and definition of test specifications
  • Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes to aid design for manufacturing
  • Have understanding of material and surface treatment for optical space systems
  • Have experience with ECSS standards


Bluestream Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an as an Employment Business for temporary / contract recruitment.