Mechanical Design Engineer

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description


Responsible for

  • Mechanical design and GA drawings for each customer, CAD work.
  • Create detailed mechanical drawings for manufacturing.
  • Maintenance of Vault Pro.
  • Use stress analysis tools to determine material/design requirements.
  • Managing engineering change notes through MRP system from creation to completion.
  • Compliance to functional safety and standards.
  • Supporting manufacturing teams during equipment builds.
  • Liaising with Project management, Engineering, manufacturing and Installation Teams.
  • Liaising with End User/Customer on a technical level.



  • Proficient in AutoDesk Inventor 3D, AutoCAD 2D & Vault Pro.
  • Experience using Inventor, Solidworks, and ePDM (preferred).
  • Experience in the design of conveyors/baggage handling.
  • Proficientinsheet metal design.
  • Experience in guardingdesign.
  • Experience in automation.
  • Knowledge of configuration management.
  • Costpoint MRP experience is an advantage.

Time Management

  • Good time keeping.
  • Organized and able to prioritize and plan to meet deadlines.


  • Communication and writing skills including the ability to communicate at a detailed level with other engineering teams based on remote sites.

Team Working

  • Work well in a cross-functional team or as an individual.
  • Work with a remote team.

Cross Functional Working

  • Continually build relationships with internal stakeholders to achieve the successful completion of projects.

Health & Safety

  • Always follow and promote group and company policies and procedures,
  • Ensure all company equipment and personal PPE properly used.


  • Fully understand and always adhere to the company’s equality policy at all times

Company Values

  • All employees must conduct themselves in accordance with our Corporate Company Values and Business Ethics at all times.


Skills & Attributes

  • Strong documentation and process discipline with close attention to details
  • Proficiency in creating 2D mechanical and electrical CAD documents


  • Previous experience in a similar working environment
  • Solid knowledge of 3D modelling, preferably SolidWorks, Inventor and AutoCAD
  • Managing engineering change notes
  • Wide-ranging technical background
  • Previous experience in all or some of the following areas:
    • Manufacturing
    • Mechanical/material handling
    • Conveyor systems
    • Control systems
    • Electrical power systems
    • MRP Systems


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or closely related field.
  • Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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