Mechanical Systems Engineer

Job Title: Mechanical Systems Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £35 - £40 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1905-35_1557491613
Contact Name: Chris Doyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 10, 2019 13:33

Job Description

Sitec has a role working for our client Perkins Engines, as a Mechanical Systems Engineer. This is a contract role for an initial 9 months and shall be based at the site in Peterborough.


For more than 85 years, Caterpillar has been building the world's infrastructure and, in partnership with our network of Cat® dealers worldwide, has helped drive positive and sustainable change on every continent. We are a global company, with hundreds of locations worldwide to serve and support our customer base, and respond quickly to their needs.

Perkins Engines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is recognised as a leading manufacturer of industrial diesel engines. OEM Manufacturers and users on every continent have, for generations, trusted Perkins Engines to power their world

The Mechanical Systems team, have a vacancy for an engineer to support the validation of new and updated diesel engines for industrial applications. The role is within our Peterborough Engineering & Technology centre where you will work alongside a range of system and validation specialists, with support and collaboration from engineers across facilities in US, China, India and Japan.


The Mechanical Systems Engineer will:

  • Lead the creation of Engine System FMEA's, supporting risk identification, providing technical guidance on system integration and facilitating the creation of system & component validation plans (DVP&R).
  • Analysis of in field machine & engine data to develop technical objectives, identify system level risks and test cycles
  • Work with component teams, test engineers, and product engineering managers, to drive decision making from engine data reviews and end of test inspections.
  • Collaborate with the Design Architect & the Performance Architect in order to investigate system level trade-offs including performance, packaging & durability. They will utilise a combination of engineering hand calculations, simulation results and test data
  • Lead the development of and implementation of Systems integration processes.
  • Lead machine integration application risk assessments, working collaboratively with internal & 3rd party machine groups
  • Liaise with application leads & customers to negotiate in field validation opportunities
  • Take results from DVP & translate into product capability statements, application sign-off requirements

The work involves working in a fast-moving development environment with the ability to analyse technical situations and make sound technical recommendations based on this analysis.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • A Systems Engineering approach to product development
  • Ability to analyse complex data with experience of engines or engine applications
  • Demonstrated experience of Engine Design, Development or Simulation
  • Demonstrated experience of planning validation and test requirements
  • Experience of DFMEA facilitation and creation
  • Good communication skills, both written instructions and working as part of a team
  • Engineering degree qualified
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of industrial diesel engine applications, construction machinery or generating sets
  • Experience of Proactive Reliability, and demonstration of Product Quality
  • Proven project management experience related to Diesel Engine development
  • 6 Sigma Methodology and Continuous Process Improvement
  • Experience of Root Cause Analysis, and issue investigation technique

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.