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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

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

Job Introduction

To design, prepare & complete documentation packages including drawings in 3D CAD & PDM for Power Transformers.

Oversee team activities, be a business point of contact, represent the team and stand in for the Mechanical Design Manager when required.

To deliver support to the activities of the Transformer Engineering Department, to meet forecasted delivery of Transformers and Engineering Department Objectives.

To develop effective working relationship with customers by representing the engineering team and the company.

Role Responsibility


  • Produce Mechanical Designs of Transformers and Reactors for up to 132kV Transformers as per Scope of Work.
  • Prepare manufacturing and customer drawings under the direction of Senior Engineer/Engineering Manager to Scope of work.
  • Produce Transformer assembly, General assembly drawings.
  • Produce Bills of materials and upload on PDM system.
  • Produce Tender General Arrangement and Tender documents.
  • Check and approve supplier offers and drawings.
  • Ensure that all designs and applied technology is compliant with the relevant technical, safety and environmental standards and codes of practice.
  • Working with the customer and the wider Engineering team to achieve the required specifications.
  • Develop best practice for Transformers designs and processes
  • Update and maintain the design software such as Inventor and engineering drawings.
  • Assist with continuous improvement of Transformer design and optimisation.
  • Maintain understanding of engineering processes, Quality systems and awareness of HSE requirements.
  • Produce Technical details for Mechanical Design for preparation of O&M Manuals.
  • Produce Technical Datasheets, Compliance documents for the Tendering department.
  • Produce shipping list for Transformers and Reactors.
  • Support IT department to keep existing & future CAD systems up to date.
  • Support Projects: Check and review scopes of work are technically correct before being released on the system.
  • Support Quality on supplier developments and inspections.
  • Support the Purchasing department and assign Planner codes to parts and create list of parts to order items based on material type with a controlled document.
  • Undertake CPD to maintain professional competence.
  • Represent Engineering Manager when required at internal daily production meetings and external  customer meetings.
  • Attend site visits where required.
  • Attend and represent the company at external technical conferences.
  • Mentor Junior Engineers and apprentices, acting as a point of contact where required.
  • Devise rotation plans and projects for Apprentices and Junior Engineers to ensure they are fully engaged.
  • Check and approve mechanical design work produced by the team.
  • Escalate mechanical design issues to Engineering Manager and other stakeholders and support with route cause analysis and remedial action.
  • Liaise with Quality in order to complete ISO and other Audits.
  • Contribute and support Engineering Manager on product development activity.
  • Identify constraints and exploit opportunities for the development and transfer of technology within own chosen field.
  • Prepare, present and agree design recommendations, with appropriate analysis of risk, and taking account of cost, quality, safety, reliability, appearance, fitness for purpose, security, intellectual property (IP) constraints and opportunities, and environmental impact.
  • Lead on preparing and agreeing any implementation plans.

The Ideal Candidate


  • An accredited Bachelors or honours degree in engineering or technology
  • A Higher National Diploma or a Foundation Degree in engineering or technology, plus appropriate further learning to degree level.
  • An Advanced/Modern Apprenticeship or other work-based learning programme approved by a licensed professional engineering institution.
  • Qualification, approved by a licensed professional engineering institution at level 3 (or above) in the Qualifications and Credit Framework/National Qualifications Framework


  • Proficiency in Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk vault.
  • Experience in PDM system is preferable
  • Good IT Skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook etc)
  • Able to work to high standards or quality, precision and consistency.
  • A flexible and adaptable attitude to the completion of work with the ability to work proactively and independently.
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills, attention to details and the ability to work to tight deadlines.


  • Mechanical Design knowledge of Power Transformers and Reactors for 132kV and 150MVA


  • Must have relevant and meaningful Transformer Mechanical design experience in an OEM environment or similar.

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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