Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Locations UK-Haverhill | UK-London
# of Openings
071304 Design- Mechanical


TAIT is the World Market Leader in designing, constructing and delivering the finest live event solutions in the world.  Whether it’s creating awe-inspiring spectaculars, complex touring stages, theatre engineering solutions, brand activations or cruise ship installations, TAIT delivers world-class solutions for live experiences. With its proprietary entertainment automation platform, custom-made products, and creative engineering, TAIT’s cutting-edge offerings continue to advance industry standards and exceed client expectations. As a global network of over 600 employees in 12 office locations, TAIT has worked on projects in over 30 countries, all 7 continents and even outer space.  TAIT’s diverse group of clients include Taylor Swift, Cirque Du Soleil, The Metropolitan Opera House, NASA, National Geographic, Beyoncé and The Olympics.


Reporting to the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be required to work to tight timescales and produce imaginative and safe product solutions in a timely cost-effective manner, effective and safe designs for structures, mechanisms and electrical and hydraulic drive trains and clear and accurate working drawings to efficiently convey these designs to workshop employees and external companies.


Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:


  • To undertake all aspects of design including concept generation, numerical analysis and detailed engineering.
  • Originate ideas for design solutions, based on sound engineering principles and with reference to the company’s prior art.
  • To meet the specific requirements of diverse project-based applications.
  • Carry out engineering calculations to analyse problems and validate solutions, including stress and deflection of structures, power and torque of drivetrains, the inertia of machinery and mechanisms.
  • Work closely with project managers, colleagues, and external suppliers to ensure the timely and practical fulfilment of the client’s requirements and internal demands.
  • Produce drawings, parts lists and supporting calculations in a timely and efficient manner.
  • To work as a member of a team as directed by the project’s Senior Engineer.
  • To understand the project brief as directed by the Senior Engineer and Project Manager and help to determine how the brief can be converted into a finished project.
  • To maintain up to date records of drawing registers.
  • To maintain up to date records of design changes.
  • To work with suppliers to purchase equipment of a suitable specification, for example, steel, bearings, motors, and drivetrain components.
  • To provide information and guidance as a project progresses to enable satisfactory manufacture, installation and commissioning.
  • To develop Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Safe Systems of Work as required, ensuring that the products designed and manufactured minimise risks to those installing and operating them.
  • To ensure that necessary warning signs and instructions are fitted to products.
  • To provide service schedules and service manuals as required.
  • You will be prepared to travel to sites to undertake surveys or assist with installation or commissioning.
  • To assist in the development of proposals and quotations for new business. and
  • You will keep abreast of changes and developments within our industry.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (studied Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Engineering Technology, or other related engineering courses)
  • A high level of computer literacy, particularly computer-aided design. (e.g. knowledge and experience of using AutoCAD, 3D CAD
  • The ability to produce detailed drawings
  • Excellent technical knowledge
  • Being thorough (high attention to detail) and focused
  • The ability to produce technical reports and documents
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Keen and analytical
  • Good problem-solving skills and a creative approach for new ideas
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work alone and good team working skills
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, with the ability to negotiate effectively
  • Work well under pressure
  • Good commercial awareness


TAIT is a Group with imaginative, smart and passionate people always looking to build, grow, contribute, and make our products and customer services the best they can be. Our team members come from a range of diverse backgrounds with different skills and life experiences— we love, celebrate and fully embrace those differences and believe that employees are their best and happiest when they are empowered to be their full, authentic selves, regardless of how they identify.

Because of this, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable laws.



We do not use Recruitment Agencies and as such do not accept speculative CV’s. We will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised post. Any unsolicited CV’s received will be treated as the property of TAIT and Terms and Conditions associated with the use of such CV’s will be considered null and void.


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