Role Overview

As a Senior Design Engineer you will be responsible for the design and development of new and bespoke products from concept to market launch, as determined through business development and customer requirements. You will lead in the delivery of key project milestones, ensuring all project tasks are completed in a timely manner by yourself and other members within the project team. As the project technical expert, you will take charge in providing technical support to all stakeholders, ensuring all product requirements have been met and facilitating a smooth transition into production.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leading new product development projects in line with the approved stage gate process.
  • Planning, allocating and managing all project tasks ensuring completion within the agreed timescales.
  • Using your experience to design & develop new products or guide others to design innovative solutions to satisfy the project briefs provided.
  • Produce or supervise the production of all the project technical drawings, using 3D CAD modelling and 2D drawings.
  • Create or supervise the creation of all the parts lists/bill of materials in line with QA procedures.
  • Prototyping of designs and managing the preparation of test samples.
  • Generating test plans to validate the product; coordinating all testing to ensure the product design satisfies the relevant standards / customer requirements.
  • Analysing test results and making conclusions to decide on the next steps.
  • Taking the lead in problem solving to find the best solution.
  • Producing and maintaining all project documentation including test records, test reports and design documentation in a manner described in the QA procedures.
  • Have a good working knowledge of relevant European and International standards and Directives.
  • Working closely with the CMP certification engineering team; providing full support with producing schedule drawings and overseeing third party witness tests to achieve product certification.
  • Coordinating with the production teams to ensure all components are designed for manufacture / assembly and confirming cost targets have been achieved.
  • Providing technical support to the product management / sales teams in terms of product information, problem solving and application training when required.
  • Working in a safe manner; driving positive behaviour and leading by example with regards to the company’s health, safety and environmental policies

Person Specification

  • Engineering qualification and experience of working in an R&D role
  • Displays a ‘can do attitude’ and develop positive communications both within the department, with other departments and externally
  • Works independently and is self-motivated
  • Has excellent IT skills
  • 3D CAD
  • Understanding of Technical drawings and good technical knowledge
  • Understanding of manufacturing techniques experience prototyping and validating product designs
  • Is well organised
  • Good attention to detail
  • Uses safe working and good environmental practices
  • Has good time management



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