About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 22,000 employees, sales of € 5.5 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

Founded in 1962, Voith Turbo Limited was established in Glasgow, Scotland and has grown substantially. Following an initial move south to London in 1972, we now operate from two adjacent buildings in South London (Croydon). Our workshops are large, modern facilities. In the United Kingdom we offer a comprehensive range of products and services, including overhauls and repairs in our facilities which are fully capable of continually supporting worldwide industries for both Voith and many third party products. All our sales and support teams are based in Croydon. In our facilities we can service the entire Voith Turbo range (Rail, Industrial, Commercial Vehicles and Marine), whilst also manufacturing and supporting the Fluidrive range of Fluid Couplings.

Senior Mechanical Engineer  
SME Croydon

It is an exciting time to join our engineering team here at Voith Turbo in Croydon, we have a requirement to recruit a new Senior Mechanical Engineer to our team.


The Senior Mechanical Engineer reports into our new Head of Engineering.  As well as your own engineering tasks, typically this role will review outputs and tasks from the engineering team prior to approval by the Head of Engineering. This role contributes to the team effort to ensure that VTGB meet or exceed all customer requirements and deliver all engineering products and services, to quality, to cost, safety and `on time and in full' (OTIF) in order to achieve our targets and standards within the onsite engineering team. 


Supporting the business from a hands-on engineering perspective to include BoM checks and sign off, condition assessments, review of engineering changes, concessions, preparation for overhaul projects, preparation for FAIs, fault investigation and diagnosis, warranty claim investigation, problem solving, creating method statements, creating component overhaul instructions, test procedures, conduct material analysis and comparisons, report compilation and reviewing, design tooling.


As a senior member of the engineering team you will be accountable for the delivery of your own work and the review and approval of work from other members of the team.


You will have the ability to review drawings and designs created from reverse or re-engineering projects for mechanical components and systems. Supporting and mentoring the more junior engineers within the team and providing support and guidance to our workshop fitters across their range of tasks. Utilising your expertise you will assist the purchasing and quality departments with their supplier selection and assessment. Assist with the improvement, development, implementation and management of engineering processes in safety critical environments;


As an experienced engineer with (as a minimum) an HNC/HND qualification (or equivalent) in a mechanically biased engineering discipline, you will have as a minimum of 10 years professional engineering experience, with a good balance of general engineering, reverse engineering, testing, problem solving, technical process writing (method statements, overhaul instructions), condition assessments, technical investigations and task management.


A background of working within organisations in Rail and Marine to the Power Oil and Gas sectors is advantageous. Knowledge of mechanical driveline and connecting products and systems (gearboxes, cardan shafts, highly flexible couplings, rail couplers, cooler groups, is advantageous but not essential.


Experience of CAD packages such as Siemens NX and Autodesk Inventor is advantageous.
Knowledge of technical drawings (including BS8888 symbology/ standards), design principles and ability to review design proposals is advantageous.
As a hands-on experienced engineer, you will have a positive and proactive approach to the challenges that you are faced with.  With your commercial awareness and experience, you will fully understand the impact of engineering actions and decisions on current contracts and on future bus

All applicants must have the eligibility to live and work in the United Kingdom, before applying for this role.