Title:  Design Engineer


Thornaby, GB, TS17 6ER

Job Description: 



Responsible for the design of Blast Furnace Plant and Mechanical equipment and the development of new and existing Blast Furnace equipment, the Mechanical Design Engineer will carry out concept design, design reviews and detail engineering of specific items of Blast Furnace equipment.


The Mechanical Design Engineer will also be responsible for the Engineering of a specific portion of a project. Project responsibilities; productivity, technical output, resource control, progress, product standardisation, health and safety and compliance.




Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the main tasks and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Produce, monitor and/or check that technically compliant and cost-effective design documentation; drawings, specifications, schedules, calculations, manuals etc. meet project requirements and company operating procedures / statutory obligations.
  • Work with the lead engineer as the technical focus for a specific portion of a project ensuring a successful and commercially viable contract execution. This would include monitoring and reporting budgets, progress and change management.
  • Comply with the company operating procedures and statutory obligations. Participate in project Design & Safety Reviews, Risk Assessments etc.
  • Work with other engineers to develop specific products through concept design (mechanical), calculations, design reviews, detail engineering and onto a saleable product.
  • The Mechanical Design Engineer should be able to complete mechanical design and basic calculation work on their own, working with senior engineers to carry out advanced calculations and analysis.
  • When required ensure that equipment is manufactured, tested, installed and commissioned in accordance with the design / operational requirements.




  • Equipment design skills, able to work alone or in groups to produce innovative, robust designs, built with both manufacture and operation in mind and suited to the harsh environment they will operate in.
  • Design calculation ability, usually with ‘MathCAD’ or Microsoft Excel required.
  • Basic 3D CAD skills (Preferably Autodesk Inventor), training available depending on experience.
  • Working knowledge of environmental, health & safety and technical regulations.
  • Experience in heavy industry, preferably in Mechanical Design Engineering role.
  • Ideally educated to degree level in mechanical engineering discipline, HNC / HND or other qualifications may be considered depending on experience




Must have current UK Driving License, as well as the right to live and work in the UK and travel internationally without restrictions, possibly at short notice.




Our values are the foundation of culture and ways of working for all employees across Primetals.  We believe individuals should take ownership of their work and are empowered to deliver solutions to be effective in what we do. As a global business, there is a strong need to work together, and we respect each other views and opinions.


Benefits of working for us;

  • Bespoke personal development plans
  • Support with further education and qualifications (where relevant)
  • Annual Chartership fees covered
  • The chance to work, contribute and develop within a global leader in their market.
  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Matched pension up to 10%
  • Benefit allowance to spend on streaming subscriptions, green space memberships or health care.




Primetals Technologies is a Group Company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and partners. We are operating globally with a world-class product portfolio to guarantee excellence in metals production across the entire value chain - from the raw materials to the finished product. This includes fully integrated technology, automation and environmental solutions, high-end manufacturing capability and comprehensive life-cycle services. For our customers, this means that they can count on long-term, reliable and dedicated support to master the challenges facing the metals market today and in the future.

Together, we meet the commitments of quality, sustainability and performance at every step along the production route.

Welcome to the future of metals, today.