Caterpillar, Inc. Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Antrim, United Kingdom

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer


Job Title: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Location :Larne

Travel: up to 15%

Salary: £38-45,000

Benefits: 12% bonus, shares, pension, CAT Advantage, Employee Assistance Programme

The future is electric. As the world continues to develop and technology progresses, there has never been a greater demand for reliable electric power. Caterpillar as a world leader is filling this need. From our centre of excellence in Larne, we design and produce world leading solutions tailored to individual customer needs. Datacentres that power eCommerce and social media, hospitals caring for the sick, prestige office and commercial developments, all need the confidence that reliable power is guaranteed. Caterpillar products are trusted the world over to provide this guarantee.

Caterpillar are recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with the ability to take a lead role in design activities.

As a Senior Design Engineer with Caterpillar you will have opportunities to:

Design power systems for life safety and mission critical applications

Engage with high profile consultants and customers

Lead your own projects utilising your technical expertise

Mentor junior engineers

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer has sufficient experience to take mechanical

responsibility for most special projects and delegates work to other designers, when

appropriate. This involves complex designs, with associated problems for which no

precedents may exist, to meet customer specifications. Working as part of a team of engineers,

the senior mechanical engineer is expected to complete most projects without


Essential Functions:

  • To review new projects with respect to commercial and design implications.

  • To check, approve and release for manufacture design calculations, drawings and design documentation, created by design group members.

  • To provide valid designs of selected projects backed up by technical drawings, instructions and B.O.M.’s to enable the manufacture and assembly of specialist genset applications.

  • Application of fluid flow dynamics for specialist ventilation, fuel and exhaust requirements for selected projects.

  • Design of specialist acoustic canopies and container based enclosures.

  • Application of vibration and isolation techniques.

  • Specification and requisition of fabrication materials, components and instrumentation.

  • The recording and control of documentation issued for manufacture.

  • Provision of technical support to fabrication bay/production.

  • Interpretation of building services/architects/civil engineers/consultant drawings.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • To complete and maintain necessary design documentation.

  • Possess an in-depth knowledge of key suppliers and the materials they provide to Solutions Engineering NI.

  • Developing Standard Work and Administration Instructions where and when appropriate.

  • To participate in the training and career development of new designers.

  • Assist with product testing and/or evaluation when appropriate.

  • Represent the department in internal and external meetings.

  • Remain current in technology developments and industry standards.

  • Provide guidance and technical leadership to engineers and associate engineers.



  • A University Degree in an engineering discipline plus extensive relevant job experience, OR those with less qualifications and more relevant job experience in a senior technical supervisory role may be considered.

  • Experience in acting as lead engineer

  • Experience of mechanical design and ability to interpret engineering drawings- sound technical background and a good knowledge of current engineering drawing practice (BS8888).

  • Experience in the use of AutoCad and CREO II drawing packages or similar.

  • Knowledge of noise, vibration, welding, fuel transfer, heat transfer, material science, structural or other specialist systems.


  • Experience in the use FEA and CFD simulation/analysis software.

  • Experience in the design of generator packages, systems and sub-systems for data centre market sector.

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

Flexible working conditions will be considered.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.K. which can be found through our employment website

Close Date: 21st February 2019

Job Engineering

Primary Location United Kingdom-Antrim-Larne

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Req ID: 19000172