Mechanical Design Engineer


Reference: ENG-04.1

Position type: Full time

Location: Kilmarnock

Salary: £30-£40k

Closing date: 18/11/2018


As one of the leading Train Engineering Businesses in the UK,  we are looking to build our Engineering team with a Mechanical Design Engineer

We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and do a wide range of work, maintenance, overhaul and repair services to the UK rail sector, providing services on passenger trains and specialist infrastructure vehicles.

The role will be based in Kilmarnock where we employ over 80 people in our 4 road, 14 vehicle capacity depot. Our Engineering team undertakes innovative design and development work as well as resolving both simple and complex engineering issues on existing rolling stock. This includes mechanical and electrical engineering design for the development of new equipment novel repairs as well as reverse engineering for obsolete parts.

The main purpose of the role is to provide a range of engineering solutions from bespoke design, reverse engineering and repairs to rolling stock.

  • Providing innovative solutions to arising engineering issues.

  • Designing and implementing cost effective modifications to improve safety, reliability and productivity.

  • Ensure products / equipment can be manufactured reliably and will perform consistently within specified operating environments.

  • Producing engineering drawings and writing work instructions for the Production team.

  • Putting together comprehensive BoM’s and helping to source parts.

  • Capable of identifying and working to relevant mandatory standards.

  • Producing technical reports describing how to operate or maintain designed equipment.

  • Producing design documentation to demonstrate compliance with the design brief which may include some engineering calculations.


You will be a graduate Mechanical  / Mechanical Design Engineer with a few years of design experience under your belt perhaps within a Production Engineering environment or  designing parts for manufacturing.  Experience of designing welded assemblies would be an advantage.

You should be a competent CAD user, capable of using Creo to produce models and drawings for customers and subsequent manufacturing  and also have the creativity and problem solving skills to manage conflicting priorities by effectively communicating across teams.

As an SME, every role counts and so we are not just looking for someone with the right skills, but someone who is the right fit for the role and are therefore open-minded about the kind of person who this role would suit – if you like the sound of us, would love to work in a hands on engineering environment then we would love to hear from you.

In the first instance, please send in your CV and give us a flavour of what has attracted you to this role and  If we think we match, we will invite you to meet us and discuss the role in more detail.


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