Mechanical Engineering Team Lead

How do you plan to engineer the green revolution?

Do you have what it takes, and you would you like to contribute significantly to the success of a growing Electronics team?

Our offer to you, at Lyra Electronics, is an environment where you can do this.

Your primary responsibility is to lead and manage the engineering function of our business.

You will be capable and comfortable working well in teams with engineers of all disciplines.

You will enjoy working as part of a close-knit team where every individual’s contribution matters and where you will have the freedom to interact directly with every member of the business.

About the role

Are you looking for your next challenge, and do you want to really make a difference? We at Lyra Electronics are looking for a principal engineer to manage the mechanical engineering function of our business.

Power electronics requires a synergy between electronics engineering to drive fundamental function, and mechanical engineering to ensure thermal management, production feasibility, durability and service life.

As a senior Mechanical engineer, reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will take responsibility for the technical delivery of one or more projects and ensure that the team of engineers on those projects understand their tasks and responsibilities.
You will have a strong understanding of dynamics, static and thermal loading and will have experience in the appropriate use of materials and manufacturing methods.

Ideally, you will be familiar with mechanical design for power electronics, automotive design requirements, fatigue behaviours and will have some experience in working with, or working alongside an expert in, CAE packages.

You will take ownership for your own tasks and will endeavour to deal with issues using your own acumen.
You will communicate closely with the Engineering Manager and will escalate issues when appropriate. You will integrate your own methods and ideas in order to deliver the company's technical innovations.

Lastly, you will enjoy working as part of a close-knit team where every individual's contribution matters and where you will have the freedom to interact directly with every member of the business. 


• Manage a team of engineers with varying levels of experience and expertise.
• Work closely with other team leads to ensure the smooth progress of projects throughout      the business.
• Co-ordinate resources (operational and HR), schedules and activities.
• Act as a technical adviser on new business development, key projects, and other areas of      the business as required.
• Assist with quoting, project management, materials, purchasing and quality checks.
• Work alongside project managers to ensure all cost, time and quality targets for the              individual project and department are achieved and maintained.
• Drive the lean & QM systems within the department, liaise with relevant managers ensuring    all aspects are managed and maintained.
• Identify staff that require ongoing training and implement training opportunities to ensure      their skills are enhanced. Work with staff to role model appropriate technical skills and          pass on knowledge.
• Promote a lean methodology culture within the business.
• Design cooling structures which effectively extract heat from power electronics devices          and dissipate through liquid or air-cooling methods.
• Delivery of environmental performance on housings.
• Develop industry leading manufacturing processes for component cooling, 'busbar'
  production and mechanical electronics connections.
• Work with power electronics engineers to deliver optimal package for power electronics      devices.
• Support PCB component layout design to deliver appropriate durability under static,            dynamic, and thermal loading.
• Support product documentation (e.g. design notes, bills of materials, user manuals)
• Understand the implications of ISO26262.
• Write and interpret specifications and requirements.
• Ensure adherence to requirements documentation.
• Support the development of, and ensure adherence to, project plans.
• Be familiar with ASIL ratings and Functional Safety.
• Be capable of the highest quality of communication to the Project Management team, the      Engineering Manager, and customers.
• Be comfortable working directly with customers including, from time to time, on site at          their premises.
• Understand the importance of test, quality assurance and release processes and assure          strict adherence to these at all times.
• Demonstrate a self-motivated approach to problem solving.
• Responsible for ensuring that the function operates in accordance with site policies and        procedures in respect of Health and Safety, in order to ensure the safety of employees and    visitors.

Advantageous skills

• Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
• Minimum of eight years working within a field of mechanical design or simulation
• Knowledge of the use of simulation software – both CFD and FEA.
• Good mechanical ability, e.g. experience of machine shops, product assembly
• Experience of Solidworks CAD software
• Working understanding of electronics
• Familiarity with high voltage (e.g. electric vehicle) working
• Design for manufacture and assembly

Practical and technical knowledge

• Knowledge of project management and product planning processes.
• Understanding of manufacturing systems and processes.

The Company

Lyra Electronics is a growth-stage high-technology engineering company working at the leading edge of power electronics. We serve the growing demands of companies looking to embrace electrification to improve the performance and efficiency of their products, while reducing their costs and environmental footprint.
Lyra Electronics specialises in high efficiency, compact and high-performance DC-DC converters, motor drive inverters, on board chargers and other power electronics topologies to support electrification in all sectors.

Lyra specialises in high efficiency, compact and high-performance DC-DC converters, motor drive inverters, and other power electronics topologies to support electrification and reduce the carbon footprint of all industries.

We at Lyra are looking to recruit the highest calibre personnel to join our highly motivated and friendly team, making their own contribution to a company at the forefront of a fast-moving industry.

Company Benefits
• Unlimited leave
• 5% employer’s pension contribution
• Salary sacrifice pension scheme available
• Group life insurance (four times basic annual salary) with Employee Assistance Programme
• Group income protection insurance
• Optional private medical insurance
• Continuous professional development (CPD).

Send your CV!

Lyra Electronics
Warwick University Campus
Wellesbourne, Warwickshire  
CV35 9EF

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