Design Engineer/ Team lead

Premier Group UK
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Design Engineer/ Team lead South Yorkshire £40,000-£45,000 Resulting from a period of continued growth, my client is looking for an Design Engineer for the companies Technical Department. The Design Engineer will be required to work on full turn-key specialist Mechanical Engineering projects associated with a diverse range of medium to heavy industrial, utility and infrastructure applications. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious senior design engineer or lead design engineer to demonstrate both their technical and team management skills to lead a small but skilled and dedicated team of engineers and, in time, to progress to Design Manager with additional management responsibilities. As Design Engineer/ Team lead you will be responsible for: Line management of the design team (holiday approvals, appraisals, discipline, identifying development and training requirements etc.) Together with Technical and Commercial Manager identify where additional resources are required to meet the demands of the business and recruit new members of staff as required. Allocation of engineering resource to projects in discussion with Engineering Project Manager and as per the project programme requirements. Responsible for CAD/CAE systems. Responsibility for technical project delivery, ensuring that all work complies with the requirements of the Machinery Directive/CE Marking, other applicable regulatory requirements, standards, codes of practice, internal procedures etc. For each project, supervise the work of the design team and ensure that the technical objectives and specification is achieved within the allocated hours and equipment budgets. Keep the Engineering Project Manager up to date with design progress and bring to their attention any technical issues, changes and variations. Ensure that all necessary design reviews, risk assessments etc. are conducted and documented in line with project requirements. Ensure that all necessary technical documentation is produced and is of a satisfactory standard, e.g. O&M manuals. Provide technical support for the planning and execution of site activities. Provide technical input and design hours for tenders for turnkey projects and produce tender documents as required. Identify areas where the performance of the design function can be improved, for example by improving procedures and working methods. To be successful in this role, you will have: Formal qualification in Mechanical Engineering, preferably to degree standard. Experience of the design of machinery and equipment for the heavy/medium engineering sectors e.g. metals processing, mechanical handling, construction, oil and gas, subsea, lifting equipment. Experience and reasonable level of competence with both 3D and 2D CAD software (SolidWorks / AutoCAD preferred but not essential). Experience of working on multidisciplinary projects from project kick off through to installation and commissioning. Experience of carrying out design verification using engineering calculations and FEA. An understanding of equipment manufacture including fabrication, machining and assembly. Ability to assess different engineering solutions and to determine the most cost effective approach to meeting customer requirements. Ability to adapt existing engineering knowledge to new applications. Ability to effectively lead a team of engineers to meet challenging programme and budgetary targets. Committed to meeting customer requirements whilst achieving the business objectives of the company. Effective time management skills and able to work in a pressured environment. Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work effectively with other managers within the company. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to use own initiative to solve problems. Full UK driving license. In return you will receive the following: 37 hours per week 33 days holiday per year (25 days + 8 statutory) Payment of sickness absence - full salary for 12 weeks Pension scheme Life Insurance Contributory Health Scheme If you are an Experienced Design Engineer and interested in working for an industry leading Engineering firm, then please apply directly and we will contact you to discuss this role in more detail, alternatively call 01618718811. Premier are acting as an employment agency