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Mechanical Design Engineer - KEEP+ Associate

Anglia Ruskin University - Faculty of Science & Engineering

Location: Chelmsford
Salary: £27,000 to £32,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 8th November 2021
Job Ref: 461164

About ARU:

ARU is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

About the project:

ARU and Transporter Engineering Limited have an opportunity for a high calibre graduate to work with this dynamic company which specialises in building Car Transporters.

This KEEP+ project (Knowledge Exchange and Embed Partnerships) will focus on designing, manufacturing and testing (based on international standards) a new car transporter system to meet the market demands that are shifting towards greener transportation. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Transporter Engineering Limited.

About Transporter Engineering Limited:

Transporter Engineering Limited has been building Car Transporters since 1992 but has been in operation since 1911. Transporter has built a reputation on delivering high quality British built products and prides itself on being run on Green Energy alongside other green credentials. 

About the role:

Although you’ll be employed by ARU for the duration of the fixed term contract, you’ll be based full-time at the company's premises in Halstead, Essex.

This is a unique opportunity to gain experience within a variety of global sectors in a very dynamic market.

You’ll be leading a strategic project, working with Transporter Senior Management, and receiving supervision from a specialist academic from ARU’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE), which is part of our Faculty of Science & Engineering (FSE). FSE is one of the largest Faculties in ARU.

A generous, dedicated training budget will be available to support your personal, professional and technical development throughout the project.

You’ll need:

  • A Degree in mechanical engineering
  • Knowledge of mechanical design, manufacturing techniques, international standards, stress analysis and experiment design
  • Experience in using CAD software packages such as Autodesk Inventor, and numerical analysis packages such as ANSYS
  • Experience in tensile/fatigue/impact/flex testing

You should also be willing to get involved in all aspects of Transporter Engineering Limited’s operations.

Informal enquiries can be made to Sarah Bell, Partnership Development Manager at or Javid Butt, Associate Professor at

Find out more about working with us.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 

We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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