Ref: 163 Date Posted: Monday 18 Sep 2023

Based in the West of Ireland, my clients R&D Mechanical team are expanding and are looking for a lead engineer to join their team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a company that is working on cutting edge projects. For more information, please get in touch.



  • Responsible for the robust delivery of mechanical deliverables, as set out in the mechanical development procedure, across all assigned projects.
  • Responsible for thoroughly and professionally representing the mechanical design, function within their assigned project(s).
  • Responsible for creating mechanical level project plans, monitoring and communicating to R&D Project Technical Manager for inclusion into overall R&D planning
  • Responsible for ensuring daily project deliverables are checked, met and communicated in a professional manner
  • Responsible for understanding and enforcing the individual project scope across their project(s).
  • Responsible for implementing design standardisation across projects – including part count reduction, reuse, geometrical rules, procedures and best practice as documented and directed by the Mechanical Manager.
  • Responsible for ensuring robust procedures are understood and implemented on their projects. Issues escalated in accordance with our continuous improvement mentality.
  • Responsible for tracking and escalating issues related to cost targets and management.
  • Responsible for input into Request For Quotes (RFQ’s)’s as required
  • Responsible for understanding and supporting the internal milestone development process.
  • Responsible for preparing, support in organising and participating in design reviews (not limited to, part reviews, expert reviews, peer reviews, supplier reviews, Design For Manufacturing’s (DFM’s)) across their project(s) and appropriate management of project issues resulting from meetings inc. escalation of issues as necessary
  • Responsible for ensuring quality of CAD and drawings is regularly checked and maintained - in line with the direction of the Mechanical manager.
  • Responsible for the diligence and support of evolving CAD storage structures roll out (Product Life Management (PLM).
  • Responsible for technical interfacing with the customer on mechanical related issues, as required, internal teams or within the supply chain.
  • Responsible for identifying and escalating technical conflict potential and participating in resolution actions.
  • Responsible for planning, escalation and communicating of external resource needs, i.e. Off site CAD, Simulation, technician support, institutes, experts, suppliers, customers and other internal and external functions inc. managing payment as required.
  • Responsible for creating and issuing mechanical level BOM’s to the project, in accordance with the defined change procedures, via the R&D Project Technical Manager.
  • Responsible for technical management of suppliers in regard to communication of the mechanical needs through drawings and technical specifications.
  • Responsible for supporting design verification and product validation teams with planning and executing of test plans. This includes defining part requirements to the project team.


  • Responsible for providing technical direction and coaching/mentoring of junior engineers on the team.
  • Responsible for providing support and input to other tasks within the function as deemed necessary by management and senior management.
  • Responsible for attending and participating in daily meetings as requested by hierarchical management.
  • Responsible for organising, participating and administering a daily meeting with all contributors. Including appropriate management of issues arising from this meeting.
  • Responsible for prioritising work daily, weekly and at a project level for all mechanical contributors working on the project(s) assigned.
  • Responsible for identifying and escalating resource needs across their project(s) not limited to, deficiencies, training needs, performance and inputting to (but not responsible for) appraisals as needed.

 Qualification and Experience

  • An Engineering Degree/ Masters in a relevant area, e.g. Mechanical Engineering
  • 6 years recent relevant – post qualification - industrial experience
  • Competent in the use of a 3D CAD package ideally Catia V5 inc. application experience.
  • Recent experience, use and understanding of risk analysis tools – DFMEA or similar
  • Thorough understanding of GD+T methods and drafting techniques
  • Formal problem-solving training and use eg. Six Sigma
  • Understanding and awareness of latest simulation capabilities
  • Recent experience, use and understanding of statistical tolerance stacks
  • 6 years’ experience in the automotive industry an advantage, will look at other industry experience also, however.
  • Excellent product design and communication skills with proven product delivery experience
  • Experience within a multi-disciplinary projects environment dealing with small Mechatronic assemblies
  • Experience Managing a professional team

For more information please call me on 0879728431 or annemarie@amfconsulting.ie