Electro / Mech. Engineer

Job Title: Electro / Mech. Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
Salary: Negotiable Depending on Experience
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1810-52_1541071312
Contact Name: David Gillard
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 01, 2018 11:21

Job Description

Sitec has a requirement for an Electro / Mechanical Engineer for our client based in Chippenham. This is a contract role for an initial 3 months and expected to be extended. Rate is negotiable depending on experience.


An Interface Engineer who will form a critical link between R&D and Project Delivery. The role will be focused on the design and development of innovative new Electrical / Electronic Enclosures and frameworks for use on-board trains and on the trackside.


  • Design of electromechanical products for signalling including high precision electronic enclosures/packaging and mechanical mechanisms
  • Provide a technical interface for both internal and external customers
  • Responsible to the preparation of concepts general layout drawings details and 3D CAD models, with the support of design draftsperson
  • Responsible for detail development of design elements, using Lean principles, incorporating mechanical analysis and verification testing. Activities includes:
    • Proving structural calculations
    • Material properties comparison and selection
    • Environmental condition testing
    • Bench trials and functional testing
    • Formal verification testing and reports
  • Technical aid to Safety Engineers in the preparation of Product Safety Case and supporting safety analyses
  • Ensuring designs meet all relevant safety legislation requirements
  • Design rework support of obsolete products and parts of products
  • Production of product documentation and manufacturing information


Essential Requirements:

  • Detailed knowledge of electrical/electronic packaging (custom enclosures, housings, cable/connector interfaces) and thermal/EMC solutions
  • Sound mechanical engineering knowledge, with concept design, detailing and manufacturing methods, with detailed knowledge of sheet metal fabrication
  • Strong analytic skills, including thermal management, stress, friction, tolerance build-up, validation testing and an appreciation of EMC
  • 5-7 years post-graduate experience in a low/medium volume manufacturing environment
  • Self-motivated and commercially astute
  • Experience of 3D and 2D CAD tools (ideally SolidWorks)
  • Knowledge of safety engineering an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills with an understanding of task and time management

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with high-end CAE / CAD tools such as Zuken CR5000 and SolidWorks.
  • Understanding of data transmission and signal integrity layout issues.
  • Understanding of the rigorous requirements of a safety-critical environment.
  • Membership of a professional institution, preferably with Chartered engineer status.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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