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Now Recruiting: Mechanical Design Engineer [Application Deadline Extended]

ITERATE is a dynamic product design consultancy based in Chepstow. We are focussed on developing innovative products from an initial concept right through to production, and work with a diverse client base that includes start-up companies to well established organisations. We are unique within the industry as we enable our clients to be ‘First-to-Market’ using a proven development process that allows new products to be conceived within a rapid time-frame, and have a track record of developing technology, healthcare and industrial products. Due to the company securing an exciting new project, a position has arisen for a Mechanical Design Engineer working on a full-time 19 month contract; starting in September 2017 and ending in March 2019.

We are seeking a flexible and ambitious individual who has the desire to create exciting product experiences, and has the tenacity and attention to detail to ensure that their designs achieve commercial market success.

As a Mechanical Design Engineer , you will:

  • Undertake technical and commercial research related to new product developments
  • Create 3D CAD models of parts, sub-assemblies and assemblies
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of new designs through prototyping and testing
  • Present your design ideas to team members and clients in a professional manner
  • Engage with third parties such as suppliers to source any required components
  • Visit relevant trade shows and strategic project partners to accumulate industry knowledge

The successful candidate should posses the following skills and attributes: 

  • Solid understanding of engineering principles, e.g. mechanics, thermal transfer, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics
  • Good understanding and operation of 3D CAD systems, e.g. SolidWorks, Onshape, Fusion
  • Good understanding of 3D CAD simulation, e.g. FEA, Heat and Flow Analysis
  • Good understanding of 3D printing processes, in particular FDM (Fuse Deposition Modelling)
  • Should be hardworking and committed to achieving design excellence
  • Should be flexible and have the ability to learn and apply new knowledge
  • Should be methodical, analytical in their approach and able to critique their own designs
  • Should be able to verbally and visually communicate design ideas to individuals and groups

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • MSc/MEng Mechanical Design, Engineering Design, Product Design (or similar)
  • Relevant industrial experience will be considered if suitable academic qualifications have not been obtained

In return, the company will offer you:

  • £16,000 – 18,000 annual salary (pro rata)
  • Opportunity to learn, grow and become a well rounded Design Engineer
  • Friendly working environment with casual dress code
  • Allocation of an Apple iMac with 27″ Display
  • 20 days annual holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • Bi-annual social events (Summer and Christmas)


To apply for this role, please email your CV and Portfolio to gethin@iterate-uk.com

Application Closing Date: Monday 4th September 2017, 17:00

Interview Date: Friday 8th or Monday 11th September (depending on availability)

Contract Start Date: Monday 18th September 2017

Contract End Date: Friday 29th March 2019

IMPORTANT: following successful completion of this 19 month contract, the company intends to upgrade the role of Mechanical Design Engineer to a permanent contract providing continuity of relevant work is maintained.