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Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Are you a passionate and dynamic Mechanical Engineer ready to kick-start your career in a engineering consultancy and join some of the best engineering minds in the UK? Look no further! Join our team at Randle Engineering, a leading SME engineering consultancy based in the heart of the UK. We specialise in chassis and suspension/vehicle dynamics, working with globally recognised brands to redefine the future of automotive engineering. By joining us, you will become one of our exemplary engineers and work on some truly engaging, challenging projects pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

Position Overview:

As a Graduate Mechanical Engineer, you will be an integral part of our dynamic team, contributing your skills and enthusiasm to our innovative projects. You’ll work closely with experienced professionals in the field, gaining hands-on experience and exposure to some of the most exciting developments in engineering. Working across automotive, off-road, motorsport, commercial, amphibious and military through to surgical and agricultural robots, advanced groundwork applications and landing gear the variety is what makes consultancy so exciting and rewarding to work in!

The successful applicant(s) will receive internal training as required and mentoring from the experienced engineering team with the goal of developing them into a highly competent multi-disciplined engineer(s) in areas such as concept design, detailed design, FEA, multi-body analysis, math modelling, project management, time & budget management and customer facing liaison.

A key aspect of the role is demonstrating a ‘first principles’ approach to problem solving and rigour in everything you do, meaning each design or model begins in its simplest possible form, to ensure a thorough understanding develops along with the work.

Key Responsibilities:

Chassis and Suspension Design: Collaborate on the design and development of cutting-edge chassis and suspension systems, ensuring optimal performance, safety, and compliance with industry standards.

Vehicle Dynamics Analysis: Conduct thorough analyses of vehicle dynamics, utilising software tools to optimse handling, ride comfort, and overall performance.

Client Interaction: Engage with renowned global brands, understanding their requirements and providing technical support to deliver tailor-made solutions.

Continuous Learning: Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in chassis and suspension engineering, contributing to the continuous improvement of self and our consultancy.

Main function of the role

  • Activities include – First principles design, CAD design, FE Analysis, Detailed design, Multi body modelling, Simulation/Math modelling
  • Developing and understanding other areas that impact on designs to sufficient level to control suppliers and understand issues (e.g. hydraulics, electronics etc.)
  • Maintaining documentation and records to exceptionally high standards
  • Drawings & release & issue control
  • High quality report writing and presentation preparation and delivery to clients
  • Customer liaison (from introduction, through quote preparation to project management and continuing relationship beyond project completion)
  • Liaising with customers & suppliers and maintaining business relationships

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering
  • Strong understanding of chassis and suspension principles – advantageous
  • Exposure to and understanding of CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, CATIA) and simulation tools (e.g., Adams, Simulink) – advantageous
  • Understanding of first principles calculations to preface, back up & reinforce simulation results (e.g. hand calculations, Excel, Matlab) – advantageous
  • Understanding of Multi-body analysis (such as MSC ADAMS, Pro Mechanica, SolidWorks Simulation) – advantageous
  • Understanding of FEA (such as SolidWorks Simulation, Pro Mechanica or others)
  • Structural, Modal, Kinematic, Compliant analysis capabilities
  • Engineering design – concepts, prototypes & production ready designs
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to challenges
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Passion for automotive engineering and a desire to contribute to the success of our clients
  • Self-motivated, rigorous & keen to learn

 Innovative environment: Be part of a dynamic and innovative work culture that encourages creativity, collaboration, and out-of-the-box thinking.

 Competitive compensation: Enjoy a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that reflects your skills and expertise within the market.

 We can offer you

  • Competitive salary
  • Your pension – Standard scheme 5% employee contribution (can be increased) and 3% employer
  • Your holiday – 25 days holiday (in addition to public holidays)
  • Your health – Private health care plan (with the option to increase to family cover at an increased premium)
  • Your destination – Free parking, cycle to work scheme, company car scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • Your security – Death in service insurance and income protection
  • Your community – Annual away days and company socials
  • Your flexibility – Hybrid working 2 days from home (non-consecutive days inc. Monday and Friday) and 3 days in the office


If you are ready to embark on an exhilarating journey in the world of chassis and suspension engineering with a forward-thinking consultancy, apply now! Please use the apply section below or send covering letter and CV to