VKB Tech
February 24, 2019
Derby, United Kingdom
Job Type


The Job

The ideal candidate will be a mechanical design engineer with a passion for innovative design and advanced engineering concepts.

This will be a fast pace flexible environment, which will suit a technical design engineer who is also capable of thinking commercially.

You will be proficient in the use of a 3D parametric CAD package, SolidWorks preferred, covering modelling parts, assemblies and drafting engineering drawings. You will have experience of checking & approving mechanical engineering drawings, with knowledge of formulating plant schematics & FMEAs.

Working as part of the Research & Product Development team, you will apply your design skills to the development of commercial products for use in applications ranging from stationary power, automotive and UAVs.

Job Purpose

  • To apply mechanical design engineering skills to lead the design and development of products for use
  • in applications ranging from small portable power devices to motive and industrial power systems.

Key Accountabilities

  • Delivery of documentation detailing the mechanical design of PEM fuel cell stacks, systems and
  • products
  • Produce designs of appropriate manufacturability for a given set of customer requirements
  • Utilise CAD tools and engineering processes in accordance with standard Intelligent Energy
  • working practices
  • Provide technical support to internal and external product users
  • Engage in process improvement
  • Identify new supplier or new realisation methodologies appropriate for development and
  • manufacture of Intelligent Energy products
  • Control design documentation through application of change and BoM management processes
  • Apply learning into new and existing design from development or corrective action
  • investigations derived from failure and reliability reviews in use and/or manufacturing

Responsible for

  • Acting as a mentor for less experienced engineering colleagues
  • Supporting the training of new engineers
  • Delivery of work packages on time and to the required quality, including work allocated to

Skills & Experience

  • BEng, BSc (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, or similar relevant qualification
  • Application of the V model and/or other design methodologies
  • Application of DfX principles
  • Delivery of work packages on time and to requirements
  • Working as part of a cross-departmental team, with both technical and non-technical people
  • Presentation of design solutions to internal & external customers
  • Implementation of design for manufacture
  • Proficient use of a 3D parametric CAD package, covering
  • modelling parts, assemblies and drafting engineering drawings
  • Use of product data management tools
  • Check & approval of mechanical engineering drawings
  • Solutions Fucosed with an innovative approach to problem solving
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