Design Engineering Team Leader (Product Modifications / CI / Projects)

GBR recruitment ltd
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
GBR Recruitment Ltd are working on behalf of a well established manufacturing business (who produce high capital spend products c.£100K+ per product) recruiting for experienced Design Engineering Team Leader to adapt, modify & continuously improve the current product range / models, possessing a real flair for creativity, strong DFMA & CI (continuous improvement) experience & CAD skills (ideally Solid Works / Siemens NX or similar 3D design software)
Additionally some technical author experience would be beneficial.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a progressive company overseeing & leading current product range modifications, product facelifts (interiors & exteriors) & product warranty requests
Due to the clients industry sector, this role would suit those within Automotive, Formula 1, Aerospace, Marine (Boats, Yachts, Barges), MOD & Armoured Vehicles, Specialist Machinery, Specialist Vehicle, Off Highway Plant Machinery, Agricultural Machinery, Construction Machinery / Vehicles or other High Capital spend product ranges involving complexed electrical & mechanical components / parts, GRP moulded structures / surrounds & aerodynamics.
  • Lead the current model / current product design team in delivering facelift programs, product modifications, continuous improvements, warranty improvements & production build support / production process improvements
  • Evaluate & deliver product improvement projects on time & within budget
  • Manage the production of technical drawings (CAD) & technical specifications to allow accurate quotations & production activity to commence
  • Engagement with all DFMA activities to optimise implementation of initial concept idea into production
  • Output Design drawings & CAD assemblies
  • Compile MI & KPI reports
  • Carry out product testing to ensure the end solution meets all requirements set by the customer
  • Attend supplier & customer meetings & any relevant trade shows / networking events
Experience Required:
  • Time served in a Design Engineer role or Engineering Project Management & Design role within the sectors listed above
  • Experienced in designing & producing high value complexed products (bespoke & mass produced)
  • Ability to lead engineering design teams to generate real effective design ideas; 3D CAD models, sketching, general arrangement drawings, modelling
  • Experience with Solid Works or Siemens NX or other CAD Packages (3D software)
  • A strong understanding of design office procedures & regulations
  • Strong commercial acumen, costings & budgeting skills
  • Strong communicator at all levels (face to face, over the telephone & email)
  • An Engineering / Design qualification is desirable
Interviews are to take place ASAP
This role is commutable from; Corby, Kettering, Rushden, Wellingborough, Peterborough, Stamford, Rutland, Grantham, Raunds, Thrapston, Burton Latimer, Barton Seagrave & surrounding areas
This role would suit someone possibly working as a; Design Engineer, Engineering Designer, Design Office Assistant, Design Manager, Project Design Engineer, Project Engineer, CI Engineer, CI Design Engineer, Product Development Engineer, Modifications Designer, Modifications Design Engineer, Custom Designer, Mechanical & Electrical Designer, Concept Designer, Manufacturing Designer, Production Designer, NPD Draughtsperson, Draughtsman, CAD Designer, AutoCAD Designer, Design Intern or similar

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