Lead Mechanical Design Engineer Ref# V-32646-2

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £45000 - £58000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32646-2

Join a Leading Electro-Optics Company as a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer in West Sussex.

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading electro-optics design and manufacturing business, which is seeking a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer to join their skilled engineering team to collaborate on designing and building innovative systems.

Key Responsibilities for the Lead Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Innovative design skills in electro-mechanical mechanisms and precision machinery.
  • Technical lead within a small, mixed-discipline, project design team to produce quality design solutions in line with cost, time, and quality requirements.
  • Lead in the creation of designs in 3D CAD using SolidWorks software.
  • Lead and work in collaboration with the team to perform classical engineering analysis on designs, including stress, fatigue & vibration using conventional analysis and computer simulation.
  • Perform lab testing for verification and conformance of design outputs to meet the design inputs.
  • Be responsible for leading and developing engineering reports to support new product designs, failure investigation and any other formal documentation to support customer requirements.
  • Coordinate with wider engineering teams to integrate electronic, control and drive systems into equipment designs.
  • Provide support for the production, test, and field engineering teams. Support the sales teams with bids and quotations.
  • Work with project managers and sales teams to provide time estimates for design activities and keep appraised of progress.
  • Support and assist the Sales Team in producing proposals and quotations/sales literature.
  • Take the lead with responsibility for the timely delivery of outputs within defined deadlines.

Key Skills and Experience for the Lead Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Experience in the design of complex mechanisms and structures.
  • Proven experience in the design of systems from original concept design, produced from a specification, through to production in a lead role.
  • Ability to analyse the loads on, and design solutions for drive mechanisms and motor systems.
  • Understand the application of machining, casting, fabrication, and moulding techniques.
  • Have experience in the use of a 3D CAD system (ideally SolidWorks).
  • Strong understanding of the technical work being conducted and related activities.
  • Ability to lead the technical activities of a project design team, controlling workload and design output.


  • Experience in designing for use in harsh environments.
  • Experience working in the Defence or related sectors, particularly in R&D and manufacturing, such as scientific equipment manufacturers, special purpose machine builders or high-end customisation companies.
  • Experience and knowledge of coaching in support of talent development within the team.
  • Previous experience in a similar level position in a ‘Senior’ level role, preferably in a small or medium-sized company and/or relevant business model.

Company Benefits:

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave and Christmas closure.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy.
  • Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across all sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (including access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

If your skills and experience match this Lead Mechanical Design Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to info@holtexecutive.com 

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