Company: Wood
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Digital Consulting (DC) is currently seeking an Expression of Interest for Senior Mechanical Engineer for supporting the team in Northampton. The Mechanical Engineer will provide cost effective, accurate and professional mechanical engineering activities for special purpose machinery and consultancy.

Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.

Responsibilities to include but not limited to completing the following design engineering tasks:
  • Expert level in the use of 3D CAD - Solid Works
  • To be part of a multi-disciplined team providing innovative concepts and designs to provide automations solutions to customers in various industries including but not limited to Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Logistics, Nuclear
  • To maintain non-conformance in mechanical design to the minimum possible level
  • Bring to Wood design department cost effective machine design techniques and standards gained from previous experience
  • Have good level of understanding of the Machinery Directive, Risk Assessments and Regulatory marking of machinery
  • Following drawing control and standards with emphasis on a standard parts and design methodology across the mechanical engineering function
  • Detail design and geometric tolerancing of all component drawings
  • Conduct FMEA and Risk Assessments for internal and external analysis
  • Generate FDS, DDS documentation as required
  • To generate innovative low risk concepts for sales inquiries utilising 3D CAD techniques and system descriptions to the highest level and assist in the selling process

Skills / Qualifications

  • Educated to HNC / Degree in Mechanical Engineering or e quivalent extensive post graduate experience working in a machinery design environment
  • Extensive Solid Works experience
  • Experience of production of assembly drawings and build packs for workshop build
  • Good mechanical materials knowledge
  • Be able to design to high precision with tight tolerancing
  • Expert knowledge of geometric tolerancing and application of same to build packs and machining drawings
  • High level of knowledge in the design of special purpose machinery from basic conveying equipment and complex precision tooling
  • Design to cost as agreed and detailed in the project overview costings
  • Generate specifications for bought out parts
  • Value analysis and value engineering as an ongoing principle of the design process
  • Generation of technical manuals and recommending spare parts as required

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.