Mechanical Engineer - Gearbox and Electric Drive

Engineering, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Job Title:  Mechanical Engineer

Location: Nottingham


We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer experienced in automotive or other vehicle drivetrain transmission design and development, or closely related field to join our team delivering projects for leading global OEMs as part of the Hexagon Applied Solutions team.

Main Tasks:
  • Contributing to and taking technical leadership of aspects of our projects
  • Drivetrain design, review & optimisation
  • Drivetrain development troubleshooting (e.g. durability, vibration, efficiency failures)
  • Delivering technical work
  • Concept design development
  • Rotating machinery (e.g. gearbox, motors, actuators) design
  • CAE using Romax NEXUS, MSC Apex, Nastran and other tools  
  • Creating drawings of drivetrain components and assemblies
  • Liaising with manufacturers and test houses to deal with non-conformances and development issue
  • Specifications of parts and supplier liaison
  • Developing PDS documents and test requirements
  • Discussions with customers in meetings and web-meetings
  • Supporting sales
  • Writing proposals for project work
  • Project delivery

  • A good understanding of the development process for transmissions or similar complex mechanical components
  • In-depth knowledge of the use of simulation technology such as FE analysis, CAE, gear design software, or a good appreciation of how such tools are used in the design process.
  • Sound knowledge of manufacturing for mechanical components such that you can create drawings of transmission components and liaise with manufacturers
  • High level qualifications (typically degree) in mechanical engineering, automotive engineering or related subject
  • 3+ years experience in a related area i.e. Automotive industry
  • Strong knowledge CAE tools

What we offer:
In this role you will gain exposure to multiple engineering disciplines and will have the opportunity to work for our clients that include many of the best-known global engineering corporations. We are actively providing design and consultancy services related to drivetrains in the automotive, aerospace, renewable energy, rail and marine.

  • 37.5 hour working week
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • Critical Health Cover
  • 26 days’ leave
  • Finish at 1.30 on a Friday
  • Cyclescheme
  • Techscheme
  • Electric Car Lease Scheme
  • Additional flexible benefits accessed via a benefits portal


Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. 

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has more than 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB.