Design Engineer (Mechanical)

Jun 26, 2018

Specific Responsibilities

¨       Generating technical proposals, planning and estimation of product design work packages.

¨       Creating design specifications against technical standards and customer requirements.

¨       Creating innovative design concepts and development of electronics packaging solutions for harsh environments.

¨       Detail Design and development of products using 3D and 2D CAD.

¨       Preparing manufacturing documentation packages.

¨       Prototypes build, commissioning and supporting pre-production builds.

¨       Develop test plans for design verification, liaison with test houses and attend environmental testing.

¨       Conducting and documenting design reviews with relevant stakeholders.

¨       Identify and drive process improvements within the mechanical engineering team.


Position Requirements


¨       Excellent academic achievements to degree level or equivalent in product design or related subject.


And/or Experience:

¨       Experience in the design and development of electronics packaging solutions for use in harsh environments (High shock & vibration, ingress protection, corrosion, temperature, humidity, pressure etc).

¨       Highly proficient in the use of 2D & 3D CAD. Solidworks or similar CAD package.

¨       Experience of writing design specifications and requirements capture.

¨       Understanding of mechanical design principals and able to perform basic calculations.

¨       Experience of specifying and selecting materials against requirements.

¨       Demonstrable experience of design for assembly and manufacture using injection moulding, sheet metal, castings, CNC machining and other manufacturing techniques.

¨       Hands on approach to developing design solutions through prototyping and design verification and test.

¨       Tolerance analysis of parts and assemblies


Additional advantageous experience:


¨       Knowledge of electronic instrumentation or electronic sensing techniques.

¨       Familiarity with the motorsport industry, defence or off highway vehicles.

¨       Experience in Stress and / or thermal analysis.

¨       Familiar with working to environmental standards.

¨       Electronics manufacturing techniques.

Person Specification

¨       Organised, self-motivated individual with initiative.

¨       Ability to work as part of a team

¨       Innovative and analytical approach to engineering problem solving.

¨       Good communication skills, both verbal and written

¨       Must demonstrate a sound knowledge of engineering principles.



A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as required.

About Lymington

Lymington is a vibrant hub situated on the South Coast. The area boasts unparalleled leisure opportunities from water sport in the Solent through horse riding in the New Forest, with the nightlife of Bournemouth and Southampton less than ½ hour in each direction.


About Gill

Established twenty-five years ago and now employing over 75 people , Gill Research & Development Ltd has rapidly expanded to become a leading supplier of innovative solutions to such varied industries as Motorsport, Defence, Medical, Aerospace, Process Control and Meteorology. We are involved in the full product lifecycle, from initial pure research through design and development to manufacture in small to medium volumes.

As a privately owned company, Gill recognises the importance of home life and encourages its staff to work smart, in superb conditions, at its newly refurbished office and factory in Lymington. Employees are encouraged to be innovative and challenge the status quo as we forge ahead with extension of our product ranges to continue our successful growth strategy. Every employee can influence the success and direction of the company through their individual contribution. We have the flexibility to adapt to take full advantage of each person’s skills and experience.


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