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Job Title Lead Mechanical Design Engineer
Location Heanor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Department Engineering
Salary TBC
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  • To ensure on time delivery of “Right First Time” compliant designs.
  • To Lead the Mechanical Design activities within the engineering design department
  • Provide day to day accountability for mechanical design activities to department head
  • To provide advice and support to the sales and applications function in the tendering of work
  • To ensure work is completed efficiently to project timescales and to acceptable standards
  • To promote value engineering activity and cost reduction at all levels.
  • To ensure staff work in accordance with company procedures.  Maintaining relevant processes and updating as necessary to fulfil the business needs.


  • Monitor engineering progress and provide status reports to department head
  • Manage and review mechanical design resources to ensure availability of load and capacity to support business needs. 
  • To schedule resources and assign work tasks to the mechanical design engineers, including input to planning activities for Engineering, and support Project programmes
  • To provide the technical input for engineering purchase specifications
  • To generate technical reports, calculations and design schemes
  • Check and approve design schemes, customer calculations, subcontract technical submissions and ensure quality and consistency of submissions in line with current working practices and standards are maintained
  • Manage subcontract design from a technical aspect - to be effective and efficient
  • Maintain job records in accordance with company norms and practices
  • In line with business process organise and attend engineering / project meeting and reviews as necessary
  • Represent the Mechanical Design Engineering function at Customer site reviews
  • Maintain company records and knowledge base
  • Provide technical advice in resolving customer enquiries
  • Evaluation and approval of concessions
  • Carry out duties of mechanical design engineer, as required to support business needs
  • Create and managing engineering design guides, rules and tools to support business needs and continual business improvement
  • Utilize creative and conceptual thinking skills to solve technical problems and achieve improved product performance, cost, and reliability.
  • Design overall product architecture, subassemblies and/or components to meet specification and cost targets. Also, analyse, document and verify design
  • Produce sketch drawings of design concepts in sufficient detail to enable production of detail design definition drawings
  • Use IT packages effectively in the course of engineering activities (excel, word, mathcad, CAD, etc.)
  • Interpret and approve engineering drawings
  • Generate concise and presentable sketches and reports for issue to a range of customers
  • Interpret and implement engineering specifications and standards to ensure compliance
  • Preparation of engineering calculations over a number of disciplines in support of detail design schemes
  • Perform concept and detail design work applying dynamic, mechanical, and thermo-fluid principles to generate optimum customer solutions
  • Design hazard identification and risk reduction
  • Liaise department head and other relevant departments to ensure correct levels of resource are maintained.
  • Identify any shortfalls and work with department head to recruit / subcontractor as necessary
  • Monitor, report and authorise staff holidays, absenteeism and flexible working etc
  • Review and appraise the mechanical design team with consideration of competency, skills, succession and development
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time.


  • Work on own initiative in a team environment
  • Responsible to the Head of Engineering for all aspects of the mechanical design and integrity of the company’s range of products
  • To lead by example on the mechanical discipline and operate to the highest engineering professional code of conduct
  • To identify and implement improvement initiatives within the department and the business as a whole
  • To liaise with other departments in achieving the departmental and business goals
  • To guide, mentor and supervise other staff as required
  • Develop Engineering Team, activities will include appraisals and development needs and succession planning


  • Promote and represent CULLUM when required, setting a good personal example at all times.
  • Take all possible and reasonable steps to create a harmonious working environment using effective communication and team working techniques.
  • Be aware of, and adhere to Cullum policies and procedures, including but not limited to ISO9001, ISO14001, BS OHSAS 18001, the Health, Safety, Welfare, Environmental & Quality policies and procedures and Employee Handbook.
  • Undertake duties as may be required within capabilities consistent with the Terms and Conditions of employment and responsibilities in accordance with UK and EC Laws.
  • Undertake tasks and responsibilities assigned by the line manager.


  • Mechanical Engineering Degree



  • Good pass grades at Advanced level mathematics and physics
  • IMechE corporate membership
  • IOA membership
  • Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control


  • Experience in a responsible mechanical engineering position
  • Understanding of mechanical engineering principles
  • Experience in a senior team leading role



  • Experience of working to structural design codes
  • Knowledge of acoustic and noise control principles
  • Design of fabrication details
  • Familiar with the requirements of the Construction Design and Management regulations
  • Practical use of design techniques of hazard identification and risk reduction
  • Familiar with the requirements of European directives such as the Machinery directive and ATEX


  • Excellent communication and organisation skills,
  • Strong competence and skills in relevant computer packages to support role, Microsoft Office, CAD etc,
  • Management and people skills
  • Leadership and team working
  • Able to prioritise and work to deadlines, completer finisher.
  • Flexible attitude to variety in work scope
  • Some knowledge of Project principles


  • Commitment to continued professional development in conjunction with the Company Vision Statement, Departmental Mission Statements, Cullum Competency Framework, recognised professional standards and the changing requirements of the organisation. 


  • Out of hours, overseas and offshore working will be necessary from time to time.
  • Full UK Driving Licence



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