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Recruiter NameMelanie Wood
Salary£40 to £45 per annum
Locations UK, London and the South East
Contract TypePermanent




Our Client, a Major international contractor, is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to work in their Surrey offices and warehouse in Swindon.




  • Skills typically acquired through an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and three to five years industry experience.
  • Experience in the design and manufacture of mechanical equipment / systems.
  • Practical, hands-on experience, with good problem solving capabilities.
  • Application of the standards and legislation that influences the design of equipment e.g. ATEX directive
  • Ability to prepare detailed technical reports and presentations for internal and external purposes.
  • Experience of preparing risk assessments and method statements.
  • Able to work independently using their initiative.
  • Competence in the use of MS Office and AutoCAD.



  • Experience of aviation fuel ground support equipment in either civil or military environments would be advantageous.
  • Experienced with the requirements of Integrated Logistics Support for the supply of new equipment, such as reliability & maintainability cases, technical publications and training media.
  • Experience with the production of equipment and system safety and environmental cases.
  • It would be beneficial to have knowledge on 3D design software packages such as PDMS and engineering calculation packages such as Hevacomp and Cymap.
  • The role may require overseas travel to support projects as required.



Working within a multi-disciplined engineering team that supports the Clients Government Solutions Group. Providing mechanical engineering for a range of equipment and support projects such as a Fuel System contract with UK MOD to meet their requirements on deployed operations and exercises, as well as projects and bids for other UK Government Departments, Foreign Governments and commercial organisations.



  • Under supervision of the Lead Mechanical Engineer, provide engineering support to the Client’s projects that have an engineering content.
  • As tasked, devise initial concepts, develop detailed design, design integration and validate / review mechanical systems.
  • As required produce detailed specifications and scopes of work and review / report on supplier’s submissions.
  • Liaise directly with suppliers and prepare purchase and service requisitions.
  • Perform inspections on new equipment and conditioning reports on recovered deployed equipment.
  • As requested, plan, participate in and report on equipment / system integration trials.
  • Be prepared to adapt engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria to meet unusual client requirements.
  • Participate in preparing cost estimates and project schedules.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to other elements of the Clients organization, including Procurement, Project Management and Maintenance teams and clients as required.
  • Provide general mechanical engineering support to the Client’s Design & Technical Team as required.


START DATE:              ASAP


LOCATION:                  The role may require frequent working from the Clients offices and warehouse facility in Swindon.


SALARY:                      £40,000 - £45,000 per annum plus company benefits


We are instructed to only submit to our Client candidates whose qualifications and experience match client’s specifications and can work in the UK/EU.


For more information please contact Melanie Wood Director of Recruitment

on 020 8905 2250 or email


If you are interested in this position and would like more information do please contact me or any other member of the Recruitment Team as soon as possible. If you are not sure the CV we have on file is current send your latest CV to me, at the same time advising me your availability and any other relevant information.  If this position is not exactly what you are looking for please look at our website we update this site daily with all our current vacancies. Rest assured that your CV is treated as confidential and Woodland will not send your CV to any Clients until we have your permission to do so.


Please Note:  Some of our Clients will require references and documentary evidence of qualifications

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