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Mechanical Contracts Design

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Working within the Engineering Department the role of Mechanical Contracts Designer is to produce the Mechanical Contract designs for the application of BRUSH Switchgears products. This would include General Arrangement Drawings and Bill of Materials, varying in degrees of complexity.

Role Responsibility

  • Working to instruction and/or specifications produced by the Applications Engineers
  • Produce, design and/or modify drawings
  • Create detailed General Arrangement drawings based on the customer requirements additionally construct Bills of Materials for each project.
  • Create project specific Mechanical Designs & Label Schedules.
  • Liaise directly with Manufacturing and Quality team members on issues relating to drawings.
  • Assist in the production of contract job packs and other Manufacturing and Quality deliverables as required to meet on time delivery schedules.
  • Assist engineers with initial design requirements and conceptualise plans and details to accurately convey manufacturing requirements.
  • Provide engineering support and assistance to customers and internal departments


The Ideal Candidate


  • Qualified to HNC level in a Mechanical Engineering Discipline
  • BTEC in Engineering 


  • The attitude and will to want to make a difference and to support other team members
  • Self-motivated with positive attitude to meet deadlines and work schedules
  • Have a disciplined and enthusiastic approach, which captures the commitment of others
  • Eye for detail and able to work at high degree of accuracy
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Detail oriented with the skill set to resolve problems
  • The ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of drafting and design practices and theories
  • The ability to work by yourself or as a part of a team
  • The ability to prioritise and plan effectively
  • A comprehensive understanding of electrical health and safety regulations Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with team members in other departments


  • Good IT skills in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • Proficient in AutoCAD/SolidWorks systems
  • Knowledge of electrical protection systems would be an advantage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of engineering drawings and manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of relevant industry switchgear standards


  • A minimum of 3 years of working withing the switchgear industry would an advantage.
  • BRUSH Switchgear product knowledge considered.
  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers

About the Company

BRUSH Switchgear already serve thousands of customers around the world, offering both AC and DC solutions not only to electrical distribution utilities but also to individual public and private sector end user organisations operating in a variety of settings.

Using our skills and experience to produce solutions which have put us at the forefront of switchgear system design. Our magnetic actuator and electromagnetic spring innovations are widely acclaimed developments which still provide the company with a leading edge in circuit breaker technology.

Our products are independently recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Queens Awards Committee and can be found operating in installations across the world in some of the most arduous environments.

Here at BRUSH Switchgear we are very proud to offer:

  • A very competitive salary
  • Private Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • 25 days holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Overtime (for certain roles)
  • Overnight/daily allowances (for certain roles)
  • Company vehicle (for certain roles)
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Private 24/7 GP Service 
  • Retailer Discounts 





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