United Kingdom Bracknell: Senior Engineer - Mechanical

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: Bracknell, BRC, GB, RG12 9BG

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Senior Mechanical Engineer


Smart Fibres is pre-eminent in the field of fibre-optic sensing specialising in Fibre Bragg Grating systems and is a subsidiary of Halliburton, one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. The Company already has a strong international customer base and now wishes to further expand its activities in key fields.

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Designer who will support the company’s growth by strengthening our technology team, especially but not exclusively towards the development of innovative downhole sensor technology.


Primary Responsibilities:


The mechanical design engineer will be responsible for applying sound engineering principles in the development and documentation of Smart Fibres’ Downhole oriented products. The mechanical engineer will be responsible for maintaining the highest standard in any mechanical design. He/she will provide direct instructions, guidelines for other mechanical engineers.

  • Designing and developing opto-mechanical sensor design:
  • Generation or review of new opto-mechanical sensor design concepts from first principles.
  • Enhancing and maintaining current mechanical designs in order to improve the manufacturability and/or the cost.
  • 3-D CAD and FEA stress and strain and thermal modelling of candidate designs.
  • Performing NPI and support production volume roll-out:
  • Generation of manufacturing drawings, bills of materials, route cards.
  • Writing of SOP/Work Instructions and testing instructions
  • Integrating Mechanical design information on the company ERP


Essential Requirements:


  • Formal technical qualifications in a Mechanical Engineering discipline.
  • At least 1 or 2 previous experience mechanical engineering experience in a small to medium volume environment
  • Mechanical CAD experience (CREO 4.0 and Solid works required).
  • Capable of processing a large amount of information from a multidisciplinary environment.
  • An innovative mind and capacity for thinking differently
  • Acute attention to detail and extremely rigorous, Highly numerate, computer literate (especially MSOffice).
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, capable of convincing and challenging others.
  • Hands-on, willing to stand up on the shop-floor.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for liaising between the Engineering, Production and Operation teams, effective team player.
  • Fluent English speaker.


Desirable skills and experience, one or more of these would be advantageous:


  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM).
  • Value engineering product development.
  • Any manufacturing processes experience (welding, machining, brazing, …)
  • Any transducer design experience
  • Any numerical Simulation experience with COMSOL metaphysics
  • Material science especially metallurgy and nickel alloys


The Ideal Candidate:


  • The ideal candidate will have a strong mechanical engineering background in the Oil&Gas sector ideally dealing of downhole tools.
  • He/she will be creative and have the capacity to propose original design solutions and to test them with relevant tool (CAD/FEA)
  • He/she will possess excellent manual and technical problem solving skills and have excellent attention to detail.
  • He/she will have excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to convince others.

For the right candidate a challenging role within an exciting and rewarding environment awaits. Excellent opportunities exist for career advancement within the Company.


Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



3 Brants Bridge, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 9BG, United Kingdom


Job Details

Requisition Number: 75327  
Experience Level: Experienced Hire 
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology 
Product Service Line: Production Enhancement  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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