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Job Details

  • Job TitleMechanical Design & DO Engineer
  • LocationHeanor, Derbyshire
  • DepartmentEngineering
  • SalarySalary to be discussed at interview



Job Title:                   Mechanical Design & DO Engineer


Department:             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 to interface with customers and suppliers to ensure activities are completed to meet or improve program, cost and quality expectations
  • To Provide a point of contact for support and advice to other members of the design team and across the company as a whole
  • To undertake or assist with production of 3D models and 2D general arrangement and detail manufacturing drawings




  • 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, etc.)
  • Interpret engineering drawings
  • Generate concise and presentable sketches and reports for issue to a range of customers
  • To produce all detail and arrangement drawings required by the Company in a timely manner.
  • Approval of sub contract drawings.
  • 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 knowledge and experience
  • Drawing sign off with prior approval of the Lead Engineers
  • Presentation of Technical information and procedures both internally and direct to customer
  • Providing technical point of contact direct to the customer and sub-contract resource




  • Work on own initiative in a team environment
  • Take on Role as lead Engineer on larger contracts and oversee team of Design Engineers assigned to said contract.
  • Responsible to the Lead Engineer 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, including design and process, within the department and the business as a whole
  • To liaise with other departments in achieving the departmental and business goals
  • To Liaise with External design resource and provide principal point of contact for technical queries
  • To guide, mentor, supervise and develop junior staff on an ongoing basis




  • Promote and represent CDL 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 current policies and procedures including but not limited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BS 18001 and the Employee Handbooks.
  • 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 the line manager.


This job description and person specification is a guide to the duties the postholder will be expected to undertake. It is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be changed as working requirements dictate.








  • Mechanical Engineering Degree


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




  • Experience in a responsible mechanical engineering position
  • Understanding of mechanical engineering principles
  • Good understanding of fabrication design details



  • 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



Essential & Desirable

  • Autodesk Inventor & Vault (3D modelling and drawings)
  • MS office applications (word / excel etc)
  • Mathcad / SMath Studio
  • Mechanical design – stress / materials / deflection design
  • Structural Analysis
  • Presentation skills
  • Report writing



  • FEA
  • Project planning
  • Fluid design
  • Acoustic Design




  • 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.