Design Engineer

Competitive Plus Benefits

Job description

My clients is a technical expert in the design, manufacture and supply of engineered, architectural glass rooflights for residential and commercial buildings. They are a UK manufacturer and invest heavily in new technologies, equipment and expertise. They manufacture all of their products at their 65,000 square foot factory. From 2009 they expanded internationally and now services mainland Europe and the USA.

Due to this continued expansion they are now growing their Design Team and are seeking a Design Engineer on a permanent basis for an ASAP start.

In this role you would be responsible for delivering designs on time, to budget and to required specification. You would take ownership of designs throughout the lifecycle from concept to completion. You will mainly produce general arrangement drawings, manufacturing drawings, build / lift plans and BoM's.

Reporting into the Design Engineering Manager, your general duties will include:

  • To use existing components/designs where possible to improve project overheads
  • Positively contribute to the process of continuous improvement and value engineering of standard components for bespoke design.
  • Develop parametric models for some of the most common bespoke designs to offer semi-standard solutions and reduce design lead times.
  • To assist in all areas of production to solve any queries/issues raised
  • With the use of Autodesk Inventor produce full 3D models of the product solution
  • To produce sets of general arrangement drawings to be sent for customer approval
  • Ensure that designs are suitable by calculating structural requirements of frame and glass
  • To prepare product for manufacture by producing full sets of drawings and bill of materials
  • Attend site installations/surveys where necessary
  • Assist other departments with any technical queries (provide product support and technical advice service on bespoke designs to the sales, project management and estimating departments.)
  • To work closely with the Lead Design Engineer and Bespoke Design Manager to ensure innovative and successful project solutions.
  • Liaise with clients where necessary to discuss design/technical queries
  • Other tasks as reasonably required

The ideal candidate for this position will ideally possess the following qualities:

  • Experienced in using Autodesk Inventor and Vault
  • Experienced in using FEA, especially Autodesk Nastran
  • Experience in thermal modelling, especially with THERM, is an advantage
  • A positive contributor to a busy small team
  • Able to work to time constraints for design GA's and workshop drawings
  • Confident in client and shopfloor discussions
  • Able to make occasional site visits to resolve issues
  • Knowledgeable of basic motor, drives, sealing methods
  • Degree qualified
  • Natural DFMA skills
  • Understanding of basic manufacturing processes and techniques
  • A desire to improve yourself, designs and methods
  • Good drawing standards
  • An eye for detail

This is a full time, permanent position working Monday to Friday. Your hours would be 08:30am-17:00pm with a one hour unpaid lunch break. You will also receive a very competitive salary and additional benefits including free parking, annual leave and a company pension.

If this position is of interest and you feel that you have the required skill set then please apply with your latest CV or call Gerry to discuss further.
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