Design Engineer

West Midlands
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description For Vacancy No: 237239B

Consultant: Mike Bryan

Job Location: West Midlands

Job Position: Design Engineer

Reporting to: ?Design Manager / Design Team Leader

Job Status: Permanent

Job Purpose:

Develop new product platforms from Marketing Requirements handover through to completion of engineering builds.

Develop designs with clear achievable critical to quality characteristics, with visual brand language and colour, material and finish that drive brand equity, with high levels of usability and with aggressive cost to maximise margin.

Ensure compliance needs are met.

Industrialise with OEM partners. Support New Product Introduction through prototype production to manufacturing production and on post launch issues.

Report on project progress to the business at key milestones, reviews and tollgates. Ensure key development documents are implemented via data management system.

Work with cross functional team throughout, including Product Management, Category Marketing and New Product Introduction.

Develop expertise in key NPD areas and contribute across project teams.

Skills / Qualifications / Experience:

Experience in Plastic Injection Moulding

3D CAD (preferably Creo)

Solving complex technical problems

Systems utilised in complex consumer appliances

Working in a manufacturing environment with suppliers in the Far East

Product costing

Design for manufacture

Visual brand language and communication of brand values through design

Competent in activities throughout projects

Identifies problems and recommends solutions based on sound principles and judgement, confirms approach with their manager

Considerable experience

Duties & Responsibilities:

Robust Creo CAD modelling

Engineering project management - defining own work packages, input to entire development cycle, day to day communication and PPTs, delivery to milestones, completing EBs, supporting PPs and MPs

Frequent travel to China

Prototyping and development testing

Liaise with cross functional teams on technical issues in UK, US, China

Design for Manufacture, Assembly, Compliance, Storage and transportation, Usability, Servicing

Lead design reviews and complete actions

Other duties assigned

KPI's Metrics / Deliverables

New product on-time in-full on-cost delivery to project parameters and DRD/PRD agreed at TG1/TRL1

Minimise outstanding issues after EB

Good product reviews and high ratings

Deliver against agreed objectives, support house and core values

Travel Requirements:

Frequent travel to China 1-2 weeks at a time


Negotiable within a range of £25,000 to £40,000 per annum

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