Mechanical Design Engineer

Location Derbyshire
Job Type Permanent
Salary £35000 - 60000 per year
Contact Matt Taylor
Call 07562 208 051
Reference MT - PVMDE11

Mechanical Design Engineer (Pressure Vessels)


Salary: Up to £60,000 (DOE)

25 Days + Bank holidays

The Company:

Our client delivers both individual product design and large turnkey projects into process plant projects across various sectors, including food, beverage, and pharmaceuticals.

This role of Mechanical Design Engineer will see you working within the design team, to support them with design, engineering analysis and compliance of their products.

You will be joining a team of 5 Engineers in the department that specialise in the design of Pressure Vessels, Boilers and Storage Tanks for their range of clients and industries.

As a growing small to medium sized company, they hire 35 employees across the business, and are experiencing a huge growth of incoming projects, which has directly led to the teams within growing in size. Last year the business experienced a turnover of £4.2 Million, growing from £3.4 Million 3 years prior.

The company mainly works with clients all-across the UK, and occasionally worldwide as such the work to design and manufacture codes such as PD5500, ASME VIII, and PBSR etc.

The Role:

We are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer, with a focus on pressure vessel design and implementation, including Piping, Insulated/jacketed piping design.

This role involves ensuring the integrity of pressure vessels, boilers and storage tankers through rigorous calculations and technical file preparation for submission to Notified Bodies.

Your Responsibilities will include:

  • Using SolidWorks to create Concept designs, Product designs and manufacturing drawings.
  • Use PV Elite for design calculations, analysis, and evaluation.
  • Carry out hand calculations for supporting parts to vessels.
  • Verify integrity of pressure vessels and manufactured items.
  • Produce calculations and technical files
  • Identify vessels falling under the Pressure Equipment Directive 2014/68/EU (PED).
  • Evaluate Hazard analysis, Essential Safety Requirements (ESR), and Particular Material Appraisal (PMA).
  • Benchmark and evaluate drawing work by less experienced team members.
  • Approve and check details on production drawings.
  • Review updates to pressure vessel standards and ensure compliance.

About the candidate:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree.
  • Previous experience in mechanical design engineering
  • Proficiency in PD5500 or ASME vessel design calculations.
  • Experience with both PV Elite and hand calculations.
  • Experienced with Solidworks or a similar CAD Package
  • Someone who has a willingness to learn new products or industry
  • Ability to run multiple projects simultaneously
  • Keen eye for detail

The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary tailored to the applicant
    • More qualified candidates would be welcome to apply, and a more competitive salary could be discussed if additional experience can be brought to the role.
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (plus flexible holiday policy).
  • Pension scheme.
  • Life assurance policy
  • Opportunity to work on diverse and challenging projects in a dynamic environment.

How to Apply:

If you are a motivated and experienced Mechanical Design Engineer looking to join a growing company, we want to hear from you!

Please send your CV to Matt Taylor at or give me a call on 0116 218 1644

ATA is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation