Mechanical Designer

  • Competitive
  • England South East London
  • Contract
  • Alternative & Renewable Energy
  • Carbon Capture & Storage
  • Oil & Gas
Our Client, a Major Energy Company, requires a Mechanical Designer to join the team on a contract basis.

This role will be responsible for the development and delivery of the mechanical design of a major sub-system within a direct air capture plant solution. This sub system will be physically very large, bigger than most buildings, but needs to be extremely low cost and have minimal maintenance requirements. They are looking for someone innovative and collaborative, who can work as part of a small team to design and test a novel technology.

Key responsibilities:

• Develop the mechanical design of a key sub-system within a direct air capture solution.
• Work with the performance team to develop innovative solutions to capturing CO2 at
large scale and at low cost.
• Work closely with external research and technology suppliers to ensure a competitive
end-to-end solution.
• Interface with the systems team to integrate the sub-system design into the wider plant
• Use supply chain data to understand solution cost, and manage cost models for the
• Develop low-cost, low-risk methods of solution production and assembly.
• Work with the deployment team to ensure that a robust supply chain can be developed
for the design.
• Ownership of the bill of materials for this sub-system.

Work related competence:

• Degree level or equivalent qualification in engineering or science.
• At least five years' mechanical design engineering experience in a relevant industry, such
as automotive or other volume, large scale manufacturing industries.
• Track record of delivering mechanical designs for novel systems, with a particular focus
on design for cost, manufacture and assembly.
• Strong competency in CAD software (ideally SolidWorks).
• Experience of working through lifecycle of designing a system which has then been built
and tested.

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