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Mechanical Design Manager

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Job Introduction

Responsible for all mechanical related engineering activities, meeting specifications, producing detailed drawings, and ensuring engineering best practice for the transformer business. This role plays a pivotal part within the Transformer Engineering Team coordinating the activities for Mechanical Engineering, whilst working closely with Electrical Engineering and all other related functions to support the end-to-end process.  

Role Responsibility

  • Responsibility for the day-to-day management and development of the Mechanical Engineering team to understand contract specifications, convert requirements into drawing schemes and issue for procurement, manufacture & test.
  • Develop a flexible team capable of supporting the succession and growth plans
  • Using project management philosophies, and in conjunction with the Projects team, recognise the weekly delivery requirements, and ensure capabilities and capacity to delivery against them.
  • Engage with upstream internal suppliers, including Commercial Operations, and down stream delivery including Supply Chain and Manufacturing and Test.
  • Drive best practice and continuous improvement within the team
  • Develop the team for succession and talent growth.
  • Support the development of and subsequent management and reporting of the engineering budget.
  • Develop RoadMap projects to address improvement activities of the business.
  • Lead key investigations determining root cause and resulting CAPA actions.
  • Support H&S awareness across the site to drive down the number of accidents and near misses.
  • Support the manufacturing business for fault finding, and rectifications.
  • Ensure the business has the correct tools, software, that are fit for purpose. 
  • Develop a working environment based on the BRUSH values.

The Ideal Candidate


  • A degree or HNC background in a Mechanical Engineering related discipline.


  • Detailed understanding of Transformer mechanical engineering
  • Ability to work under own initiative creating project plans, milestones and deliver on time in full.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a disciplined and enthusiastic approach, that captures the commitment of others
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Detail oriented with the skill set to resolve problems
  • Ability to present data effectively
  • Problem solver with a methodical approach and an eye for detail
  • Understanding of cost and financial impacts


  • Understanding of engineering drawings and manufacturing processes
  • Good IT skills in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • Knowledge of quality systems
  • Working knowledge of business systems
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge
  • Detailed understanding of ISO9001:2015
  • Understanding of ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001


  • Experience in a transformer mechanical engineering environment.

About the Company

BRUSH Transformers provide agile and adaptive engineering solutions and products, including consultancy services, design, and project management as well as award-winning product technology, to a wide range of projects.

A chosen partner for national and regional power generation and distribution network operators, through innovation and a commitment to delivering solutions that address grid-resilience and drive system change, we support the global drive to net-zero, helping create a future-proof Infrastructure.


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