Design Engineer

Probe UK
Thetford, UK
02 Sep 2019
08 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role:

This is an excellent opportunity and your chance to join a talented, vibrant and creative design team. Client is a recognised market leading supplier, who design, develop and manufacture everything in the UK under one roof, from initial concept and manufacture through to delivery and installation.

They pride themselves on taking their client's brief and 'digging deeper' to uncover their true needs and requirements. Using their talent for innovation and creativity they develop a bespoke solution that really delivers.

This role sits within the design engineering team and specialises in taking sketches and concepts and get them ready to produce. They look into costings and production efficiencies - making the products come alive.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Study concepts and sketches, interpret and convert them into a manufacturable product
  • Analyse designs and spot opportunities for efficiencies and savings
  • Work with Sales and Design team to ensure that detailed designs and costing meet client requirements
  • Produce technical drawings to production level
  • Define the costs of the product for quote and contract. Ensure maximum efficiencies and performance for their customers and ease of production
  • Liaise with suppliers to gain best price options for product
  • Assist in all aspects of in-house manufacturing from prototypes through to mass production and installation and work closely with various departments within the business to ensure the production process runs smoothly

Person Specification:
  • Ideally you will have a minimum of 2-3 years design experience, with the ability to multitask and cope with wide variety of projects
  • You will have excellent Solidworks skills
  • Ability to sketch to help you convey your thoughts and to create technical drawings suitable for production and supporting technical documentation (instruction diagrams etc)
  • Ability to use or willingness to learn Illustrator/Photoshop to support projects, with a good understanding of manufacturing process i.e. material requirements, structural limitations and construction methodologies
  • Commercial understanding and in-depth knowledge of costing, pricing and operational delivery
  • Experience of working with materials (wood, panel components, structural metal fabrication and sheet metal) and working with plastics
  • You are hands on, happy to build and learn from your own creations, with excellent problem-solving abilities

Package and Benefits:
  • Salary £25,000 with a host of employee benefits

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