Tensile Membrane Design Engineer

i2o Ltd
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Tensile Membrane Design Engineer

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Tensile Membrane Designer to develop their career working with i2o Ltd as it enters a period of high growth.

I2O is the leading designer, manufacturer and installer of tensile fabric structures for the Education, Sports and Leisure Industries. I2O is also pioneering the use of solar PV in its Solar Car Park designs and looking to develop this further with its tensile structures.

The successful candidate will be based at I2O’s offices in Fenstanton, near Huntingdon. It is also likely that some travel will be required within the UK and internationally to visit suppliers, as well as attending meetings and conferences.

This is an exciting opportunity for an inventive individual to work in a real world commercial environment with a company that has based its growth on innovation


  • Drawing using AutoCAD and Inventor - both 2D and 3D designs

  • Designing new products for and development of existing core range

  • Designing and developing tensile membrane structures for new markets

  • Undertake detailed Tensile Membrane design and cutting patterns

  • Production of Good quality, rendered design proposals for clients

  • Ensuring service and project work are carried out within agreed deadlines and within budget, developing a commercial awareness and beginning to manage financial aspects of projects.

  • Project Management

  • Conduct Client visits as and when required

  • Report writing

  • Provide advice and guidance on builds and projects

Essential Requirements:

We are looking for an ambitious candidate possessing the desire to work with a team to develop and introduce new, innovative and safe products to the market. The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Good Honours degree (2.1 or above) or higher degree or equivalent in: Civil/Structural engineering or related discipline

  • Masters degree (or working towards) in Tensile Membrane design

  • Experience with 2D and 3D CAD and VRay

  • Background of Design within structural, tensile membrane or similar

  • Strong personal characteristics and be commercially minded, with the ability to work with a very wide range of people include company management, staff, suppliers, customers and external contractors

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills on all levels

  • Task prioritisation, team working and analytical skills

  • Ability to focus, to achieve results and work to tight deadlines

  • Problem-solving skills and flexibility.

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated with a creative mind


  • Salary £40,000 - 45,0000 per year

  • Free Parking

  • EMI share scheme (only applicable once you have been here for a year)

  • Company Pension scheme

  • 20 days holiday with the bank holidays on top!

  • Holidays run Jan to Dec and for each completed year of service you get an extra days holiday until you have reached a maximum of 30 (+ bank holidays)

  • Company shutdown during Christmas period (taken out of holiday entitlement)

About Our Company

Based in the countryside approx. 12 miles from Cambridge just off the A14 giving easy access to the M11 and A1, we are a rapidly growing SME with a number of high profile projects in our pipeline for the coming year and beyond. i2o Ltd is a company borne out of Inside2outside Ltd which has been at the forefront of school shelter solutions since 1991. Working mainly with tensile membrane, the company has always prioritised researching innovative solutions to problems and made them accessible to the education market. Their canopies use the latest tensile membrane technology to be flexible, bespoke and un-cumbersome, at the same time as being exceptionally durable, long-lasting, yet easy to maintain. i2o Ltd’s research also led them into developing Solar solutions, creating their partner brand FlexiSolar Ltd specialising in Solar Car Ports which are perfect for car parks in schools, universities, supermarkets and offices, doubling up as a protective car cover and a hub for generating solar energy. Excess power can also be fed into the National Grid, which can be a great way to earn some extra money. The panels are specifically designed to generate maximum power even in our grey, unpredictable climate. Each solar carport project is customized to a client’s needs, creating the most functional and cost-effective solar solution available. The car ports can also come fitted with EV Charging Points - proving we really are at the forefront of solar technology.

Apply now!

Interested in the role? Great, we look forward to your application!

We want to continue this innovation and by bringing the structural engineering and tensile membrane design in house we will be able to bring new products to market in a speedier more efficient timeframe. Working for i2o Ltd means you will joining a close knit workforce who work together to bring their ideas to fruition. Everyone is listened to and their skills utilised to get the best results for our clients.

Closing Date for Applications: 6th April 2018

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