Lead Mechanical Engineer

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We're the global leader in providing energy solutions that help businesses grow and communities thrive. We work as a team and we’re proud of the difference we make to customers, to local communities, and towards...

We're the global leader in providing energy solutions that help businesses grow and communities thrive.

We work as a team and we’re proud of the difference we make to customers, to local communities, and towards a sustainable future for the world. 

We’re looking for a Lead Mechanical Engineer based out of our Global Production Facility in Dumbarton. In this role you will be the technical lead for the delivery of new product developments and significant platform upgrades for Aggreko manufactured products. Responsible for the co-ordination and assignment of technical tasks to the assigned engineering resources to meet the deliverables of product specifications within the time, quality and cost targets.


Why Aggreko? Here are some of the perks and rewards.

  • A competitive salary and benefits package (including but not limited to pension plan, bonus scheme, and Life Assurance)   
  • Generous holiday entitlement, with option to ‘buy’ or ‘sell ‘ 
  • A focus on continued personal development 
  • Access to 24/7 online/telephone GP service 
  • Discounts & perks: Cycle to Work scheme - Paid time off work for volunteering in the community. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, which helps promote and support a healthy lifestyle. 

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and provide design input, as a professional engineer, for the development of new and existing products to improve their performance, operating efficiency, ease of manufacture, total cost of ownership, maintainability, reliability, control, packaging or environmental qualities, or to extend the product range.
  • Agree general approach, priorities and milestones with Product Engineering Managers. Plan and drive each task/project to complete to specification and on time.
  • With input from assigned engineering resources define the system test and validation requirements for new product developments.
  • Approve test results from development test for new product developments engaging subject matter expertise in matters of legislative compliance. •Work with key suppliers to ensure that the best use is made of available technologies/components. Select components, taking into account their technical specification and the cost of ownership over the full product lifecycle. Accountable for the creation and release of accurate Bill of Material and part specifications for efficient supply and assembly of design products
  • Facilitate and lead design reviews of assigned product developments.
  • Design of novel and market leading conceptual arrangements that provide product differentiation in the industry conforming to the defined specification as laid out by the Product Engineering Managers

You’ll have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree in a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering discipline with relevant industry experience in design of industrial machines.
  • Formal training in product development and design.
  • Chartered Engineer preferred.
  • Fully qualified, seasoned professional engineer who has sufficient expertise to be able to resolve a variety of issues/problems and to make the best commercial use of available technologies and components.
  • Experience in leading design and development of gas or diesel reciprocating powered generator packages along with the associated applicable safety standards.
  • Brings real world experience to design, constantly exploring alternative solutions that enhance the performance of designs.
  • Experience of a design/development role in a commercially demanding manufacturing environment. A firm grasp of design processes including computer aided engineering.
  • Experience of leading small focussed design teams with a positive outlook and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work to tight timescales, under pressure, whilst maintaining the correct level of quality.
  • Ability to balance the needs of reliability, maintainability, and efficient performance within the commercial and packaging constraints.
  • Highly proficient in computer aided 3D modelling, calculation and simulation to improve design capability including thermal calculation,1D flow analysis, FEA and CFD.
  • Ability to quickly recognise critical issues, whether technical or in terms of workload, at an early stage.

Join us, bring your energy, and grow your career.


About Aggreko

We welcome people from different backgrounds and cultures, and respect people’s unique skills, attitudes and experiences. We encourage everyone to be themselves at work because we know that’s how we do our best, for each other, for our customers, for the communities where we work, and for our careers.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.

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