Mechanical Design Engineer

Yeovil, Somerset
£35 - £45 per hour
10 May 2024
05 Jun 2024
Manpower UK

Mechanical Design Engineer

£35 - £45 per hour

37 Hours Per week, 7.5 hour shifts each day

Manpower has an exciting opportunity for a number of Mechanical Design Engineers to join the team at our client site based in Yeovil.

Based on an initial contract running until November 2024 you will be responsible for the design, development, and analysis of Environmental Control Systems (ECS), turbo machinery and heat exchangers as well as LSS and Oxygen backup systems. You will analyse the stress, vibration, and heat transfer on a variety of projects and programmes within the aerospace industry.

You will use your expert knowledge of engineering discipline, standards, processes, and tools to ensure compliance to customer and program requirements. Other responsibilities will include communicating with the project and engineering teams, conducting design reviews, preparing and presenting presentations to internal and external customers as well as contributing to key department program initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform stress analysis using complex finite element & classical book calculation methods, & support testing
  • Perform heat transfer analysis in practice and theory (analytical correlations and complex finite element methods) and related topics in thermodynamics, single and multi-phase flows, and energy systems
  • Provide technical oversight to global engineering teams across time zones
  • Provide technical guidance to junior engineers


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or closely related field with emphasis in heat transfer or thermal sciences & stress analysis
  • Proficiency in linear static, nonlinear/elasto-plastic, fatigue (HCF & LCF), modal, shock, harmonic, random vibration, & crack growth analyses
  • Strong working knowledge of ANSYS finite element software & classical hand calculation methods

In return we will be able to offer a hybrid working model of 3 days in office, 2 days working from home (after an initial 6-8 week period of full office hours), up to one month's accommodation support for candidates that fit the criteria and the possibility of an extension/ permanent position for the right candidate.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Full BPSS* Screening (*Baseline Personnel Security Standard), including proof of Legal Right to Work, Criminal Records Check, i.e. UK DBS and Drugs Screening.

To hear more about this exciting opportunity, get in touch today!