Mechanical Design Engineer

Oxford, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
4 months ago
Full time role


YASA was founded on the principle that small, light electric motors would play a growing role in meeting both the ...

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Job Description


Due to our continued growth, we are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer who will be joining a talented team of like-minded Design Engineers, working on cutting-edge R&D and design projects. The role will have a dynamic workload and will suit an individual who has a keen interest in technology, and who is willing to work in a fast-paced environment. They will be producing design solutions that arise from both existing and new product designs, customer requests, and other ad hoc Engineering activities.


  • Developing ideas and design solutions to practical challenges arising from new product design
  • Detailing and designing 3D and 2D CAD models and drawings using best practice geometric tolerances, key characteristics, and drawing standards. Working within a drawing control PDM system
  • Understand design for assembly and constraints for high-volume manufacture.
  • Performing material selection and mechanical FEA analysis on components and assemblies
  • Providing detailed input to the team to ensure the overall design meets requirements for functionality and manufacture
  • Supporting the development of manufacturing processes and novel designs for new technology applications and materials
  • Supporting DFMEAs and completing actions required to mitigate risks
  • Supporting new business opportunities with information and guidance on use, packaging and application of YASA motors
  • Liaising with key suppliers and customers on design and development issues, resolve to the optimal solution and understand the compromises
  • Undertaking any other duties that may be considered appropriate.


To succeed in this role, we believe you'll need:

  • A flexible in their approach to work, desire to thrive in a dynamic and exciting fast-moving environment.
  • A degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering with experience in a design and development environment
  • To be an experienced user of SolidWorks CAD or Siemens NX software package with the ability to create design concepts and fully dimensioned drawings working to BS8888 with best practice geometric tolerances and key characteristics.
  • The ability to undertake and interpret mechanical FEA studies and propose solutions / improvements to design issues
  • Experience with drawing control systems such as PDM
  • Have a strong mechanical or electrical engineering background, but more importantly, be able to apply knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Creative problem solver, with an analytical approach to implementation
  • To be familiar with FMEAs and robust engineering practices
  • A good understanding of materials and associated mechanical properties and processing.
  • To be confident with customers and suppliers, able to detail requirements and understand issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A UK driving licence and be available to support visits to customer sites.


Our mission is to lead the design and delivery of the best electric motor technology available. We believe that diversity of thought, and experience is a key driver of innovation. Research shows that while men apply to jobs if they meet ~60% of criteria, women and those in traditionally underrepresented groups tend to only apply if they check all boxes. So if you think you have what it takes but don’t meet every single point, please still get in touch. We’d love to have an initial chat and see if you could add value. 



  • Discretionary bonus
  • 28 days’ holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical plan with Bupa
  • 4 x death in service
  • Company car scheme


About YASA

YASA, a Mercedes Benz group company, is leading the way in EV Motor Revolution with our patented and unique Axial Flux Technology. Our motor is more powerful, lighter, and smaller than our competitors. Our spirit of innovation drives us to continually explore and test new technologies, a mindset that exists from early-stage R&D projects through to manufacturing optimisation. We stay true to the freedom and flexibility that drove our success as a start-up, alongside having the stability, security, and roadmap of an established organisation.

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