16 Jul

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

At S[&]T we are specialized in R&D solutions for space, science, and defence. We live and breathe innovation, and are one of the few partners that work together with High Tech organizations in optimizing performance through projects on-site or in-house at S[&]T.  

We are currently looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer located in Rotterdam together with our client in the High Tech R&D industry.

Your role

As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer you will be responsible for the design of the equipment infrastructure of our state-of-the-art metrology systems. This work consists of a translation of the architecture into a design that meets the requirements. Creation of the 3D CAD design, volume control and management, engineering changes, and communication to (and where necessary negotiation between) the interfaces.

The other part of the work is to make sure the design can be manufactured, will be serviceable and meets the availability requirements. You collect specifications needed to generate a design and create a design within a multidisciplinary module which needs specific flows or temperature requirements, document this and present where necessary. Moreover, you make sure the design is documented with proper models and drawings.

You perform the right calculations to predict the functionality (MATLAB, Finite Element analysis, Mathcad, or similar tools) and interface with (internal) customers and suppliers. If needed, you can steer and mentor junior designers in making high quality designs.

Please note that besides taking on the role as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, you will also take on the role of a Team Lead, which means you will act as the interface towards the other disciplines within the organization and are responsible for line-management of the Design Team. You oversee the daily workload, set priorities where necessary and coach and mentor the (junior) team members. You keep an eye on the overall competences of the team, signal gaps and propose training and development plans. If needed, you issue a new vacancy as hiring manager. Also within your responsibility are the yearly appraisals. You report to the Development & Engineering Director.

You will work together with the architects, lead engineers, team leads and (junior) designers, to enable reliable, stable, safe, contamination-free, cost effective and easy to manufacture/service systems. 

Your profile

  • BSc or MSc degree in Mechanical engineering;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of mechatronics systems;
  • Solid Works experience is a pre, CAD experience is a must;
  • Experience with MATLAB, Finite Element (ANSYS or COMSOL), MATHCAD is a plus;
  • Prepared written technical reports on an independent basis;
  • Experience in system design and analysis in a complex, technical, multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Ability to excel in creative design and flawless execution of parts/(sub)modules;
  • Experience in organizing a team, overseeing workload and setting of priorities;
  • Experience in analyzing applicability, accuracy and adherence to design specifications;
  • Affinity with precision mechanics;
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment, with suppliers and co-developers, to ensure timely realization of competitive, high precision, complex components and assemblies;
  • A real team player with strong interpersonal skills and a quality orientation;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to achieving results on time;
  • You have a good command of the English language, both written and spoken;
  • EU nationality or a valid work permit for the Netherlands. 

Would you like to hear more? Send your CV and motivational letter to recruitment@stcorp.nl, or apply directly through our website!

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