Our Mission: 'To make our industry quieter, safer and greener'




Job Title:                   Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer


Department:             Engineering (Design)


Responsible to:       Mechanical Design Lead




  • To design a wide range of bespoke products ensuring compliance with client specifications, legislative requirements, quality and HSE standards.
  •  To work independently or as part of a team to develop new or existing products that meet the mechanical technical requirements of form, fit and function.
  • To provide a professional mechanical engineering service to the business and so interface with customers and suppliers to ensure activities are completed to meet or improve program, cost and quality expectations.




  • Preparation of engineering calculations over a number of disciplines in support of detail design schemes
  • Perform concept and detail design work applying acoustic, dynamic, mechanical, and thermo-fluid principles to generate optimum customer solutions
  • Participate in research and development activities
  • Carry out and take responsibility for site survey activities
  • Produce sketch drawings of design concepts in sufficient detail to enable production of detail design definition drawings
  • Use IT packages effectively in the course of engineering activities (excel, word, Mathcad, CAD, PDM, PLM, etc.)
  • Interpret engineering drawings
  • Generate concise and presentable sketches and reports for issue to a range of customers
  • Use noise measurement equipment to assess the performance of the company’s products
  • Interpret and implement engineering specifications and standards
  • Self-development to meet new requirements
  • Manage project timescales and achieve or improve deadlines
  • Provide progress status reports to line management on a regular basis and work to achieve or improve company and customer objectives of program, cost and quality
  • Provide an engineering resource for other departments
  • Work in accordance with the company standard business processes
  • Hazard identification and risk reduction





  • Work on own initiative in a team environment
  • Responsible to the Design Manager for all aspects of the mechanical design and integrity of the company’s range of products
  • To lead by example on the mechanical discipline and operate to the highest engineering professional code of conduct
  • To identify and implement improvement initiatives within the department and the business as a whole
  • To liaise with other departments in achieving the departmental and business goals
  • To guide, mentor and supervise other staff as required




  • Promote and represent Cullum when required, setting a good personal example at all times.
  • Take all possible and reasonable steps to create a harmonious working environment using effective communication and team working techniques.
  • Be aware of, and adhere to Cullum policies and procedures, including but not limited to ISO9001, ISO14001, BS OHSAS 18001, the Health, Safety, Welfare, Environmental & Quality policies and procedures and Employee Handbook.
  • Undertake duties as may be required within capabilities consistent with the Terms and Conditions of employment and responsibilities in accordance with UK and EC Laws.
  • Undertake tasks and responsibilities assigned by line manager








  • Mechanical Engineering Degree (or equivalent)



  • Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control
  • Good pass grades at Advanced level mathematics and physics
  • IMechE corporate membership
  • IOA membership




  • Understanding of mechanical engineering principles


  • Experience of working to structural design codes
  • Knowledge of acoustic and noise control principles
  • Design of fabrication details
  • Familiar with the requirements of the Construction Design and Management regulations
  • Practical use of design techniques of hazard identification and risk reduction
  • Familiar with the requirements of European directives such as the Machinery directive and ATEX



  • Commitment to continued professional development in conjunction with the Company Vision Statement, Departmental Mission Statements, Cullum Values, recognised professional standards and the changing requirements of the organisation. 
  • Out of hours, overseas and offshore working may be necessary from time to time.