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Date Posted
24 Oct 2017


Cobham Wireless is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to be responsible for the mechanical development of components, subsystems and complete assemblies for release to manufacture.

This role is based in Stevenage, Buckinghamshire. 

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Bachelor’s  Degree in Mechanical Engineering or alternative qualification in Mechanical Engineering with relevant experience
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards it
  • Very experienced in working as a Senior Mechanical Engineer with experience in performing degree level mechanical engineering calculations on a regular basis
  • Has a number of years’ experience working on the development of new products
  • Recent experience in developing electronic products
  • Experienced in design for low volume production (< 5,000 PA)
  • Proven experience of designing for CNC machining and other low volume processes
  • Familiar with principles of 3D CAD modeling. Minimum of 5000 hours experience in a mid or high end CAD package, preferably SolidWorks
  • Has a thorough understanding of electronics, PCB technology and the interaction with Mechanical design
  • Excellent communication skills including drafting to BS 8888  with the full application of GD&T
  • Proven experience in working/liaising with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Experience of designing industrial equipment or similar products
  • Can demonstrate thorough understanding and application of the product development process from concept to launch
  • Practiced in the use of traditional and state of the art tools to ensure designs are robust, reliable and optimised for production
  • Familiar with working in a Quality environment and ensuring adherence to Quality procedures
  • Has a hands on approach and exhibits judicious use of CAD technology
  • Skilled in problem solving using a variety of techniques appropriate to the situation.
  • Focused on finding cost effective solutions in all design work
  • Ability to manage working on multiple projects while dealing with day to day requests
  • Can demonstrate a track record of learning complex concepts and skills on the job as well as learning new software to achieve project goals
  • Can provide strong evidence of being both resourceful and flexible

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer your main responsibilities will involve: 

Mechanical development of components, sub-systems and complete products from concept through to release for manufacture. This includes supporting products in manufacture. Main components typically include die cast and pressed metal housings, CNC machined shielding, custom cables, labels and fittings.


At times will act in a supporting role producing drawings and performing design updates. At other times will be called on to act as the sole Mechanical Engineer on projects and programs with responsibility for the entire mechanical development ensuring designs are robust, fully documented, prototyped, tested and introduced to the production line without problem.

About Cobham Wireless

Delivering state-of-the-art wireless and connectivity solutions that give our customers a competitive edge.

We are global leaders in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile communications systems, producing innovative, cost-effective solutions that address market requirements for improved connectivity, greater capacity and better quality of experience.

Our intelligent digital Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), along with our advanced network validation tools for mobile and IP networks, will help propel your network to the next generation.  

About Cobham plc

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
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