Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Datchet, United Kingdom
Type: Full Time

IDC is looking for a Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer.

What we do

Industrial Design Consultancy ( is a leading, dynamic product development consultancy credited with many internationally recognised awards such as Red Dot Best of the Best, iDea, Medical Design Excellence Award, and Greendot. Founded in 1972, we are one of the most established design agencies in the UK serving national and overseas clients. Due to our expanding far-east client base, we opened a design office in central Shanghai in 2011 to be part of the dynamic growth happening in China.

We deliver the full package of product development services from user research, concept generation, ergonomic study, design, testing, to transferring our innovative work into production. Our team of product designers, engineers, model makers and project managers closely collaborate to not only reinforce our positive working culture but to ensure that we design commercial, technically robust and desirable products.

What we could do for you

Variety is certainly one of the things that define us. Whether for large or small projects, our client base ranges from SME’s to large multinational companies across many market sectors such as medical, consumer and capital goods.

With this diversity of work, you will enjoy being constantly exposed to new materials, techniques and technologies during the development stages. You will also be able to develop your creative and engineering skills with our broad and fast-moving projects - which will always keep things exciting for you.

Along with the varied and exciting work in a vibrant and friendly environment, IDC offer a competitive salary, pension and bonus schemes, life insurance, permanent health insurance and basic health cover.

What you would be doing

  • Creative technical idea generation based on preliminary research and sound engineering principles
  • Detailed design from concept to production with high attention to detail working closely with the ID team
  • 3D CAD modelling (Solidworks)
  • Design of proof of principle test rigs & assembly jigs
  • Managing prototype production and testing to prove out principles and production solutions
  • Liaising with different manufacturers and suppliers to ensure solutions are easily transferred into production
  • Interfacing with clients from report generation to demonstrating your production-ready solutions.
  • Help us identify how we could improve - as that is a key element on how we’ve achieved so much over the past years.
  • Our team at IDC would work closely with you to support your effort, whilst ensuring that your desire to create inventive solutions is realised.

What we need from you

  • Current grades indicating achievement of 1st or 2:1 degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Creative problem solving with an aptitude for researching and applying different technologies
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes (for plastic/metal) and its design requirements
  • Strong analytical skills including performing engineering calculations
  • Ideally experience of electronics integration and some software coding skills such as Arduino for mechatronic projects
  • Having a keen, pro-active and flexible approach
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Strong CAD Skills – solid & surface modelling as well as 2D technical drawing creation preferably using Solidworks

You will need to show a portfolio of work during interview if selected.


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