Mechanical Design Engineer (Contract)

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A4 Plus are currently working with a highly reputable business in Peterborough who are looking for Design Engineers to assist them with an upcoming multi-million pound project. This contract could last up to 12 months.

We are ideally looking candidates with a background within the Oil and Gas sector. However, we will also consider candidates with experience of power generation, or surface modelling. Also any experience of designing pipework/layouts will be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare general assembly (GA), process, electrical, instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s) and design layouts for new or existing projects or proposals according to instructions from supervisors in SolidWorks CAD system.
  • Produce manufacturing drawings in accordance with relevant standards and specifications, taking account of production programs and quality requirements.
  • Prepared parts lists for issue in accordance with company computer system and established bill of material structure.
  • Prepare component & sub assembly drawings for live projects
  • Investigate and recommend to Project Managers or Mechanical Design Engineers any technical opportunities for cost reduction and alternative materials and methods.  This is throughout the entire process.
  • Provide technical assistance to new product development initiatives as required
  • Schedule own work to meet manufacturing and delivery targets

Person Specification:

  • SolidWorks experience is essential
  • Must have extensive experience in rotating equipment design (steam turbine preferable, but not essential)
  • Experience in capital equipment in the oil and gas or power generation industry essential
  • Must have experience of working with customer’s and their project specifications to understand their requirements
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be a driver for results with a proven track record of goal attainment.
  • Confident and professional communication style, both written and oral.
  • Must have the ability to gain the confidence and trust of team members while conveying support and concern for others.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a matrix-based organization.
  • Excellent computer skills with MS Word, Excel and Outlook.


For full details and to apply please send a full CV or call James at A4 Plus.

21 June 2022
CAD - Design Engineer
£30 - £35 per hour