R&D Product Development Engineer

root2 recruitment
Loughborough, UK
20 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
R&D Product Development Engineer


£competitive (doe)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Product Development Engineer to join the small, friendly, team of our well-known client in Loughborough. The company, who are the UK market leader in design, development and manufacture of thermoplastic piping systems, are looking to strengthen their R&D team with the addition of a Product Development Engineer. The role will involve several interesting aspects including product testing, value engineering, product design and evaluation of new or existing products with opportunities to move in to design and project management. The role of Product Development Engineer will be based within the research and development department and will involve working closely with all other departments within the business. The ideal Product Development Engineer will have a minimum of one year's project experience within a product development and testing environment and will have a passion for continuous improvement.

Key responsibilities - Product Development Engineer:
  • To undertake development, testing and design projects in line with NPD objectives
  • Carry out CAD drawings to a high quality and standards
  • To critically and accurately undertake product testing and evaluation, generating high quality test reports
  • To understand and work to project briefs with the ability to develop/work to a project plan by liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with the quality and standards department with regards to product certification and testing
  • Maintain appropriate records at all stages of the product development project
  • Comply with the departments ISO 9001 : 2008 procedures
  • Proven ability to undertake design projects

Personal specification - Product Development Engineer:
  • Degree in engineering/science or by experience
  • Experience with CAD design packages (Solidworks or equivalent)
  • Experience in process planning and improvement
  • Excellent verbal and report writing skills
  • Good communications skills at all levels
  • Proactive, self-disciplined and self-motivated
  • A good team player
  • Driving licence, advantageous not essential

Company benefits include 20 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to a total of 25 days, Company Pension Scheme, SAYE (save as you earn scheme), discount on group products, child care vouchers

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