Lead Mechanical Engineer

We are looking for someone to hit the ground running and therefore a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a similar discipline is required.

You will have some leadership experience, good communication skills as you will be dealing with clients on a daily basis as well as developing new business.
You will be confident in preparing and checking manual engineering calculations and have a sound knowledge of design by analysis techniques (FEA - preferably using ANSYS) in accordance with code requirements.

Calculations are predominantly undertaken using in-house developed and maintained Excel based programs (together with proprietary vessel software such as PV Elite).

We would expect the successful candidate to be comfortable in adopting this approach, and to quickly become proficient in their use, leading the team to maintain, update, and develop them where necessary.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Design of Pressure Vessels, Storage tanks, Heat Exchangers, and other associated equipment.
Preparation and checking of verification calculations, following relevant Design by Rule and Design by Analysis methodologies.
Checking and sign off on fabrication drawings produced by company designers/draughtsmen
Take ownership of design jobs from initial point of contact through to delivery of work package, liaising with the client at all stages as necessary.
Development and maintenance of new design programs using Excel
Develop relationships with clients


Mechanical Engineering degree
Chartered Engineer
5 years+ relevant experience in similar discipline
Proficient with stress analysis and hand calculations – high level maths
Proven experience in Design by Analysis (FEA) – preferably ANSYS
Proficient with MS Excel (advanced level)
Practical knowledge of steel fabrication
Excellent report writing skills


Working knowledge of vessel design codes and associated international standards/directives (PD5500 & ASME VIII Div.1).
Experience with EN14105, API 650, EN1993-1-1
Design of steelwork
Experience with Autodesk products such as Robot, Simulation Mechanical, AutoCAD or SolidWorks

Does that sound like you? If so, we’d love to see your CV.

The company works continuously to build a truly diverse and inclusive culture.

They welcome and encourage candidates from all aspects of diversity to apply for this role.

Interested? If you think you’re right for this Engineering role, then click the ‘Apply Now’ button, send us your CV with a covering letter and we’ll consider you for the first round of interviews.

  • Location: Newton-Le-Willows, England
  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: GPW Recruitment Services
  • Posted: 14-Nov-2023
  • Posted on: careers4a.com