About Viridian Solar


Mechanical Design Engineer

Salary: ca 40K

Reporting To: Chief Technical Officer

Location: Office based, Cambridgeshire.

Viridian Solar is a market leader of roof-integrated solar for UK. Viridian Solar is looking for someone special to join the R&D team, contributing to new product development and product improvement.


  • New product development from conceptual to production design
  • Supporting existing products through problem solving and continual product improvement
  • Creating and maintaining technical design files, e.g. drawings, specifications and Bills Of Materials
  • Testing and certifications for new products or markets


  • Understanding design requirements and establishing product specifications
  • Designing mechanical parts in 3D CAD
  • Building and testing prototypes
  • Obtaining type approval for domestic and international markets
  • Coordinating product launch internally and externally
  • Supporting early installations of new products
  • Maintaining and improving existing products
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving for existing products
  • Customising existing products for new markets
  • Updating drawings, specifications and BOMs
  • Revising certification requirements
  • Collaboration with overseas manufacturing partners


  • Experience in mechanical engineering design
  • Bachelors or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering or related subject.
  • Minimum of 5 years design experience, preferably in sheet metal fabrication, extrusion and high volume manufacturing.
  • Experience in CAD modelling, preferably ProE/Creo.
  • Practical experience in building and testing prototypes, including designing and making test rigs. Ability to use workshop tools is required.
  • Experience in building and roofing construction design desirable
  • Familiarity with product certification and type approval


  • Innovative
  • Great attention to details
  • Time conscious and deadline oriented
  • Organised, accurate
  • Self-starting, showing initiative
  • Work alone and in team
  • Approachable, sociable

Please send your CV with salary expectations to:

Chief Technical Officer, Viridian Solar, Atlas Building, 68 Stirling Way, Papworth, Cambs. CB23 3GY