Design Engineer

Our client in Coleville, Leicestershire is looking to appoint a Design Engineer on a permanent basis.

As part of the team, the role of the Product Design Engineer is to design and develop new products and maintain our existing product lines to ensure that the product portfolio is innovative, cost effective and complies with statutory requirements.

Core Design Engineer duties include:
• Support Product Design Team in the design and development of new products:
o Researching needs of our customer’s / market trends
o Prepare design specifications and project plans
o Create & evaluate concept designs
o Develop and evaluate prototypes, and verify they meet the required specifications
o Carry out risk analysis / design FMEA
o Ensure adherence to all design and manufacturing principles
o Prepare detailed CAD models & drawings
o Obtain budget and production quotations from suppliers
o Prepare BOM’s for new products
• Project management
o Updating project plan and managing and project timing
o Managing invoices from suppliers
• Administer Engineering Change process including:
o Drawing / documentation updates as required
o Communicating engineering changes within the business
• Develop existing products to design out cost and improve specification
• Help resolve quality issues with existing products
• Support product management to introduce Own Brand & Third Party products
Additional duties may include (depending on skillset of applicant):
• Prepare User Manuals, Technical Data Sheets for new products
• Design product branding (labels, cartons etc.)
• Assist in photographing new products
• Communicating new product launches within the business

Design Engineer key skills and competencies include:

• Good degree or HNC/HND equivalent in Product Design / Engineering Design / Mechanical Engineering
• Demonstrate experience in Product Design (Medical / Consumer products)
• Good, demonstrable 3D and 2D CAD skills (SolidWorks preferred)
• First class communication skills (both written and verbal)
• Strong team working skills
• Good planning and organisational skills
• Ability to cope and work under pressure
• Must be a highly self-motivated individual

Design Engineer beneficial (but not essential) skills and competencies include:
• Competence in Graphics preparation (Illustrator & Publisher preferred)

Job Summary

Job Title Design Engineer
Location Coalville, Leicestershire
Job Type Permanent
Salary £40k
Last Updated 31/08/2018
Reference SF41895
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