Lead Design & Development Engineer

SF Group
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Design & Development Engineer

£34,000 - £38,000 Basic Salary + Very Competitive Package

The Company

My client is a world leader within their industry and have an immediate vacancy for a Development Engineer, based in Swadlincote, UK.

As a Development Engineer you will report directly to the Lean Facilitator. You will be part of my clients Operations team. The successful candidate will have an engineering background and a ‘hands on, can do’ approach in bringing gangway and related projects from concept through to production both individually and as part of a team.


  • Lead development work and tasks. Plan, control and deliver assigned projects or work packages, and make an input as required to cross-functional projects/investigations
  • Contribute to a full range of technical and engineering activities
  • Supplying specialist advice and support across projects and to other functions as appropriate
  • Assist with problem resolution and process improvement individually or as a member of a project team
  • Collaborate closely with our international development and engineering team and key customers base to establish precise project requirements and provide technical support
  • Carry out a full range of technical operations, including the preparation, providing innovative ideas for design and concepts for pre-production, sample gangways and related products, selection of technical options, materials and methods
  • Work with IPR and write technical papers together with the global Development manager
  • Monitor literature and participate in technical conferences to identify relevant new technical development projects to move the business forward

The successful candidate will have the following profile:

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Ideally a Mechanical Engineering Degree with a minor in Industrial Design or Product Development MSc or equivalent
  • Computer literate, working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Commercial and financial awareness
  • Capable of controlling projects/work packages
  • Able to deal with multiple issues, tasks and priorities concurrently
  • A knowledge of rubber/fabric/plastic composites would be advantageous
  • Rail industry experience is an advantage but not essential
  • Minimum requirement CAD
  • Ability to travel, UK and abroad
  • Valid Driving Licence

Extensive training in the range of company products will be given.

On offer to the successful candidate is the ability to work for a true market leader in their field, with a fantastic financial package, with a great opportunity to progress your career.