Design Engineer - HVAC Experience

Recruit Build
Knaresborough, UK
20 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Design Engineer - HVAC Experience

This is a major player in the Modular Housing sector set to become a market leader supplying modular affordable homes throughout the UK.

With a high tech manufacturing facility fully operational each modular home is produced on a production line ensuring the highest quality build. The company envisage sales of 2000 affordable housing units per year to tackle the UK's housing shortage.

The role:

Working as part a factory based technical team, under the leadership of the Design for Manufacturing team leader, the Design Engineer will perform a variety of mechanical design and drafting activities, including preparing and updating the product 3D models, preparing assembly and manufacturing drawings in an appropriate 2D format, maintaining part and component hierarchies, to maximise the flexibility of the design and to deal effectively with the increasing requirement for product variety and variations.

The Design Engineer will be responsible ensuring the requirements of the concept design and co-ordinated Revit model are met and that the products, components and parts designed in the manufacturing design model and drawings meet the design requirements and are understood by the production team to enable efficient manufacturing and assembly.

The Design team will also play a pivotal role in driving and controlling the Engineering Change Request system, as the product design evolves, maintaining the physical and digital records of both the base designs, the variants and the 'as built' records.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Design Team Lead and Operations Director, liaise with internal and external customers, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through the final stages of design and manufacture.
  • Assist on final stages of the new product design process to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants and internal design team members.
  • Providing expert technical advice, maintaining consistent link to the factory teams, end users, clients and statutory bodies.
  • Identify and manage risks identifying design solutions to eliminate, reduce or control risks during the construction and final operation of the building.
  • Participate actively design team meetings.
  • Comply with the processes stipulated under the company's Quality Assurance Processes, liaising with all relevant bodies as required.
  • Work with internal and external designers to discharge any conditions or approvals.
  • To work in a safe and sensible manner within the boundaries of the Company Health and Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

Personal Specifications:

Qualifications & Training:

  • A good degree in an engineering or science-based discipline
  • English and Maths pass at GCSE / 'O' Level


  • Full working knowledge of Autodesk design tools including Inventor, Revit, Vault and AutoCad.
  • Experience within Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction.

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
  • Excellent communications skills, oral, written and using PowerPoint or similar
  • With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
  • Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email.

Please note that every effort will be made to contact all applicants, however due to the high volume in candidate applications if you have not had a response to your submission within 10 days please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion.

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