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Mechanical Design Department Manager

Mechanical Design Department Manager

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  • Permanent
  • UK
  • 55000 £ / Year

Hernshead Recruitment

My client is looking to appoint a Mechanical Design Manager to lead their design team. You will be a key figure in the design element of projects and this will include working closely with project managers, department managers and engineering staff to design parts and assemblies.


  • Assist with enquiry stage discussions with customers
  • Chair internal design review meetings
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure the correct parts are ordered and supplied
  • Ensure project timelines are adhered to
  • Advise on project tasks and timescales and liaise with the Operations Manager to update the project plan tasks
  • Ensure all Design Department personnel update mechanical drawings throughout the lifecycle of the project and share them with all relevant departments, along with maintaining current, correct revisions in the data-management system (Autodesk Vault)
  • Assist with other tasks within the drawing office department, such as enquiry drawings, site surveys.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Experience and knowledge in an industrial/design environment of Autodesk products, including AutoCAD (2D), Inventor (3D), Autodesk Vault (User only), although other 3DCAD software knowledge may be considered, such as SolidWorks etc. Experience with other similar CAD systems would be regarded as a transferable skill set.
  • Experience in drafting standards for BS 8888
  • Mechanical design experience in a working environment in an industrial design role
  • Good understanding of engineering techniques, including machining, sheet metal, fabrication
  • Able to interpret equipment assembly drawings and maintain the high-quality finish and output levels expected by our customers
  • Experience in design management/team leadership position


  • Familiarity with automated production machinery or other similar equipment
  • Experience in a project environment across a multi-functional project team
  • Understanding of conveyor design
  • Understanding of airflow and ductwork design and calculations
  • Understanding of ATEX standards requirements
  • Understanding of safety standards requirements for the design of equipment
  • Familiarity with the design/build of complex production lines or capital equipment
  • Experience with engineer-to-order projects with extended project timescales
  • Previous employment in engineering or apprenticeships around workshop fitting and machinery
  • Understanding of ERP/MRP systems
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