Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

#Expleo #bebold #applynow #gamechanger
Job ID
Job Locations
Position Type
Position Category
Engineers & Technicians
Visa sponsorship
# of Openings


We are looking for a Lead Mechanical Designer with experience in the automotive industry to join our team. The ideal candidate is someone who can work independently, thrives under pressure and is committed to an exceptional level of delivery standards. You will join a newly established Engineering Research and Development Practice in Expleo Ireland, working on key projects and helping to grow the team.

This role is hybrid


  • Research and develop mechanical design solutions for Advanced Driver Assistance Sensors including cameras, ECUs and domain controllers.
  • Hands on approach to prototyping, bench testing, data gathering and debug analysis.
  • Analyse customer and functional requirements specifications in order to define performance criteria to be achieved.
  • Conduct Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA) activities.
  • Assess Thermal design, both passive and forced cooling
  • Support technical architecture and standards assignments.
  • Design 3D models and prepare definition files for products, prototypes and test means.
  • Create 2D drawing with functional dimensions according to ISO standards.
  • Technically Lead a team of Engineers
  • Leads design activities with internal and external contributors.
  • Leads tolerance analysis activities and resulting dimensional optimisations.
  • Define and identify functional and critical characteristics.
  • Support project planning.
  • Manage project documentation in the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) database.
  • Interfacing across a multidisciplinary environment in a clear and effective manner
  • Technical communication with customers and suppliers.


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or Product Design or equivalent


  • Self-starter, motivated individual who can work well alone or as part of a design team
  • Excellent client-facing skills
  • People management skills - introducing and building ways in which people can learn from each other, encouraging mentoring and the transfer of knowledge by designing and delivering learning interventions
  • Team work and emotional intelligence
  • Good self-management – continuous performance is both an objective and a mind-set
  • Ability to manage team, scheduling tasks and deliverables
  • Has an innovative approach – a bold thinker and doer, matching creativity with vigilance
  • High value on openness and transparency
  • Experience in Catia V5 is a big plus


  • 5+ years experience in Mechanical Design
  • Experience in an automotive environment, specifically electronics packaging
  • Experience in developing products for high volume manufacturing
  • Tolerance investigations and stack up analysis experience
  • Thermal analysis and design
  • Tooling and moulding experience - ability to identify and suggest part improvements
  • Detailed Drawings and Drawing Control inc. GD+T
  • Experience with engineering tools such as DOE and SPC
  • Experience defining, conducting and analysing simulations
  • Experience in developing 2D drawings and 3D designing using 3D CAD, Catia V5 CAD package is preferred


At Expleo, we are committed to providing a competitive salary and a substantial benefits offering with unique wellbeing, financial and employee recognition programmes.

We pride ourselves on our diverse and inclusive culture and offer a variety of family friendly policies and enhanced leave to help our you achieve a healthy work life balance.

By providing significant learning and development opportunities, we encourage individual growth and success throughout your career with us.


  • Collaborative working environment – we stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients and ours peers through good times and challenges
  • We empower all passionate technology loving professionals by allowing them to expand their skills and take part in inspiring projects
  • Expleo Academy - enables you to acquire and develop the right skills by delivering a suite of accredited training courses
  • Competitive company benefits such as medical and dental insurance, pension, life assurance, employee wellbeing programme, sports and social events, birthday hampers and much more!
  • Always working as one team, our people are not afraid to think big and question the status quo.


“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age”.


At Expleo, we understand that many people experience impostor syndrome throughout their lifetime, please do not let this discourage you from applying for this role. Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes all CV’s and will consider your application in line with the values, requirements and role competencies.




Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.