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What’s in Store for You as a Mechanical Design Engineer

October 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Now is the perfect time to consider a career in engineering.


Currently, the engineering sector plays an essential role in the UK’s economy. A 2018 report by Engineering UK revealed that the sector produced 25 per cent of the country’s total gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015. The report estimated that the engineering sector will contribute £241 billion by 2020 and produce 157,000 new jobs.

There is a wide range of jobs in the engineering industry and getting into one of them will help you develop a career in a dynamic and exciting field. One of the jobs to consider is that of a mechanical design engineer.


What a Mechanical Design Engineer Does


Mechanical design engineers are responsible for creating new products. They have created a wide range of items that we use every day, from aeroplanes and cars to laptops and mobile phones. Part of the job description of mechanical design engineers is also creating and tweaking the processes used to create products.


A typical day involves working in an office setting, although there is some travel to factories and job sites involved to review dimensions for machines or to observe production lines. Mechanical design engineers must be skilled in using design software such as AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor and CATIA.


Mechanical design engineers begin a project by meeting with various people to gather information about the new project or system. They have to consult with clients to learn what product features are important to them. Other consultations are made with industry experts so that the product meets certain standards.


Design engineers then begin to develop and test models. They present the prototypes to the project manager, and they conduct further tweaks and testing until they reach a final design.


Employers of Mechanical Design Engineers


Employers of mechanical design engineers range from blue-chip companies to small-medium enterprises in the following industries: Aerospace, Architecture, Automobile, Computer and electronics, Design and engineering, Energy, Government agencies, Industrial manufacturing, Oil and gas, Scientific research and development, Transport and highways, Water treatment.


Opportunities for Growth


It’s an exciting time to be a mechanical design engineer, as the field is so dynamic and open to innovation. With organisations aiming for globalisation, there is a need to deliver products to every available market while still meeting the needs of the local market. Mechanical design engineers are faced with the challenge of meeting these needs while making the production line and systems efficient and scalable.


Mechanical design engineers have advanced software and automation to help develop more complex and innovative products. Smart technology also allows them to remotely diagnose products in the field to determine whether they are working for the intended purpose.


Real Value Talent for Engineering Companies by Future Engineering Recruitment


Look for a company that will help develop your career and help you catch up with the latest trends in the field. Future Engineering Recruitment aims to match top talents that will provide value to engineering companies in the UK. We take pride in helping turn young talent into developed success stories in their chosen career.


What sets us apart from other recruitment firms is we accept recruits from all walks of life. We have a rigorous interview process and we recruit only those who are driven, principled and reliable. Accepted applicants then get the best training from our management team, who boast over 30 years of combined experience in the engineering recruitment area.


To browse the list of available jobs and send in your CV, visit www.futureengineer.co.uk or fill out our contact form here.

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