Mechanical Systems Architect - Bristol

Ref: 1847 Date Posted: Monday 27 Jun 2022
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Location:               Bristol or Stevenage

Salary:                   Up to £60,000 p/a + benefits (Excellent Bonus, Pension & more)

Hours:                   37 hours per week         

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Systems Architect to join a world class technical engineering company based in Bristol. This role will be important to developing capabilities to help protect national interests and global security. This could be just what you are looking for?

The Mechanical Systems Architect will join a Weapon System Equipment team, to work on the latest generation of vehicle mounted launcher products. The primary activity will be as part of a team working in the continued delivery of equipment to the UK Army and support to ever-expanding export programmes. As you progress in the role, opportunities will arise to influence the wider product range of mechanical launcher systems in conjunction with the future systems team.

The successful candidate will have responsibilities, working closely with the mechanical engineering design team to secure technical resources and expertise, to deliver mechanical systems engineering documentation that underpins direct activities on the equipment integration to mobile military platforms at system, subsystem, and component level. To achieve this, you will have a number of direct and in-direct reports to help you achieve your objectives.

This role will suit Engineering Professionals with a background in:

  • Mechanical design / installation in industrial, commercial, or military contexts (all services)
  • Systems engineers with a bias towards mechanical products
  • System integration engineers who have dealt with mobile platforms
  • Ex-Armed Forces personnel (all services) who have conducted engineering roles.

Benefits of working here:

  • State of the art technology & innovation
  • External learning and development encouraged.
  • Light and airy university type campus.
  • Friendly environment!
    • Restaurant, On site Medical Centre, Parking / Easy Access to train station, Coffee Shops & Onsite Shop, Sports & Social Club and More

Skills and qualifications required from the following:

  • Degree qualification in a Mechanical, Systems or science related subject
  • Someone who can demonstrate good knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Electro-mechanical & mechanical design, mechanical analysis and test, design for environment, product assembly and integration, material sciences, interface definitions and control, system, or product certification.
    • Work within engineering process that control the flow down of functional and mechanical requirements to the design teams and ensure that system performance is met.
    • Manage product build definition as part of a system configuration baseline.
    • Explain the principals of mechanical design and integration to a technical audience and capture this as a system architecture definition.
    • Ensure that the mechanical architecture and compliance documentation has adequate oversight and is maintained for the Weapon System and Sub Systems.
    • Manage a wide range of partners to generate the required mechanical design and analysis data; undertake design reviews where required.
    • Perform mechanical trade studies between sub-systems and internal equipment.
    • Provide justification of the system mechanical and integration to platform design on behalf of the Chief Design Engineer.
    • Support the wider Weapon System Equipment engineering team in their activities based on your mechanical engineering knowledge where your boundaries of responsibility may overlap.
    • Create a vision for the modularity and re-use of system components for adoption in alternative weapon systems in the future.
    • Is willing to be flexible as new customer requirements emerge to prioritise system delivery in a highly inter-dependent to team.
  • We are also interested in candidates who have a good understanding of broader fields and are looking to expand their experience. This may include Lifting and slinging / Design or testing in high Vibration and Shock environments / Project and Risk Management / Dimensions and Tolerancing / Critical Parts Management / Systems Engineering V-model / Failure Mode & Effects Analysis/ Mass and Thermal Management.

You should be able and willing to gain (UK Eyes only) security clearance, potentially to DV level in the future.

Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment. 

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