Job Description

Job Location

Derby, UK

Type of Job

Mechanical Engineer

Salary / Rate

£35 - £45 per hour

Job Ref:


Senior Systems Engineer

As a result of growing demands for our award winning range of diesel engines and a number of exciting engine development programmes, we are seeking a Senior Systems Engineer. The post will suit an individual looking for an opportunity to develop their career within a fast paced organisation at the cutting edge of engine design and development.

You will be responsible for taking new engine systems and components from concept to flawless launch, ensuring a robust system/component sign-off meeting all regulatory, quality, cost and timing requirements.

The role:

  • Deliver engine      systems/components from concept to delivery – from specification, through      analysis, testing and development, to engineering sign-off.


· Create system and component specifications and design (cascaded from programme targets) – using/commissioning the relevant analysis tools to support data driven design decisions.

· Develop system and component FMEAs, and DVPs.

· Co-ordinate and supervise DVP tests/analyses (analytical, rig, engine and machine)

· Resolve engineering issues using recognised methodologies

· Write systems test and development technical reports for own responsible areas

· Support programme gateways and reviews

· Support engineering sign-off with robust test and validation data and technical reports

· Provide clear communication and support to all customers, engineering teams and suppliers:

o Coordination with other functional areas, such as programme teams, purchasing, quality, other development teams

o Monitor and report status to relevant parties

o Highlight issues in a timely and appropriate manner

· Supplier management:

o Work in a simultaneous engineering environment to support the development plan, ensuring design for manufacture and assembly.

o Manage suppliers via the APQP process

o Work with suppliers to deliver prototypes and PPAP parts to schedule, meeting quality and performance requirements

· Communicate lessons learned; propose design guide/process updates.


· Working level experience of 2d drawing and 3d modelling in Siemens/Unigraphics NX platform advantageous

· Working level experience of PLM tool (e.g. Siemens Teamcentre) advantageous

Person Specification

In addition to a passion for engineering, a proven track record of delivery, and a desire to be ‘hands-on’ with projects from concept to completion, the candidates will:

· Have a degree in an associated mechanical engineering discipline, with a sound understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles (showing an attention to detail, and being data driven).

  • Have a sound grasp of the engine product      development cycle, and expertise in engine system and component      specification, design, development and sign-off (using relevant tools)

· Ideally, have experience with an engine manufacturer or Tier 1 supplier

· Demonstrate good project and supplier management skills, and good commercial awareness

  • Be able to work well under pressure and to      meet tight deadlines

· Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels

  • Show flexibility - the role requires travel to      customer and supplier sites


Engineering Degree or equivalent

Interested in this job? Call us on: 0118 981 1110