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Mechanical Engineer - Military Vehicles A Mechanical Engineer with Military Vehicles experience is required to work on a twelve-month contract (with the possibility of extension) for our defence client based in Washington.This is a 12-month contract with a leading UK defence company.Overview of the Mechanical Engineer contract roleThis role will involve working on fast paced prototype programmes related to major platform contracts. As a Mechanical Engineer, your specific role will focus on the design, integration, test and build of equipment at the system and sub-system levels, in order to deliver high performing products within wider project timescales.Undertake the mechanical design tasks associated with the development of specific systems/equipment, involving:Detailed design, including the development of production drawings.Carry out engineering calculations as required to justify a proposed course of action.Input to relevant safety cases.Assisting in the validation of systems/equipment, including the generation of test schedules, test and integration plans and the writing/investigation of test problem reports.Engagement with key suppliers.Contribute to the planning process required to schedule work.Managing technical issues.Support of integration, build, test and demonstration activities.Key skills required for the Mechanical EngineerEducated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline with at least 5 years postgraduate experience within an engineering environment.Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.Be self-motivated and be able to work with the minimum of supervision within a team environment.Competent in the following software packages:Siemens NX.Microsoft office, including Microsoft Visio.Document management systems such as Teanmcenter.Business management systems such as SAP.Security implications for technical material.Commercial considerations.Workplace Health and Safety.Good awareness of:Remote working will be possible, with a reasonable amount of travel to support engagement with the wider team/product.Highly DesirableFinite Element Analysis tools such as Pro Mechanica or Ansys.Dynamic simulation or analysis tools such as ADAMS.Experience of either automotive, or suspension or tracked vehicle systems.If you are a Mechanical Engineer looking for a new contract either apply online or please contact Mark Ellis (see below).Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.Outsource. Our People. Your Success.Outsource UK is one of the country's largest and most successful independent recruitment consultancies, specialising in the IT, Digital, Financial Services and Engineering sectors.We recruit talented people for contract and permanent opportunities, offer a consultative approach and have a reputation for providing a superior service to both clients and candidates.The business focuses on building long lasting relationships based on reliability and trust. We do this by hiring and retaining a great team of recruitment consultants who listen and understand our client's and candidate's needs.Our Manchester office (which covers the whole of the UK) provides a "one-stop shop" to clients and candidates operating in the engineering and manufacturing sectors and in addition to Engineers, we source and provide temporary/contract and permanent opportunities for IT, Programme Management and Support Professionals (including Procurement/Purchasing/Supply Chain, HR, Finance and Administrative Support).