Inventor Design Engineer

Solid people
£25000 - £35000/annum
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are happy to be working with our client who is an established Dutch engineering company, involved in the structural and mechanical design of bespoke installation tools for a wide variety of major on- and offshore construction projects.

With about 100 employees and 10 years of experience in the Netherlands, the organisation is now setting up a local branch in the UK and looking for an enthusiastic Design Engineer to contribute to their ambitious plans in the UK market.

Main responsibilities

* Develop suitable installation methods and design bespoke equipment for major civil construction projects
* Interface between the company's design team and the contractor
* Translate contractor's requirements in a clear problem definition and design specifications
* Development of conceptual solutions by organizing brain-storm sessions, making hand sketches, proof of concept calculations and preliminary 3D visualizations
* Concept and detailed structural calculations
* Prepare and manage project planning and budget. Communicate the design progress and discuss the proposed solutions with the contractor via regular progress meetings.

Key professional skills:

* Knowledge and understanding of fundamental structural and mechanical design approaches and limitations (force lines, statics, strength calculations, profile determination and materialization, connection details and strength verification)
* Confident user of modern 3D modelling software is a plus (AutoCAD, Inventor or similar)
* Passionate, technical talent
* Sense of responsibility, ready to make the difference in your team
* Entrepreneurial and willing to work in the "start-up" environment related to setting up a new branch