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Mechanical Design Engineer

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    Engineering, Mechanical

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    £35000 - £45000 per annum

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    Daniel Warby

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    +44 (0)121 796 1888

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

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Job Title: Product Design Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Salary: £DOE

Industry: Automotive Products

Premier Engineering has engaged with a key client and a leading Product Design, Development & Manufacturer based in Coventry. Due to winning new projects & team growth, a new opportunity has arisen for a Product Design Engineer to join on a permanent basis.

Job Purpose:

Lead the product design and development of automotive components and systems from concept through to production

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead design team through all aspects of the product design and development process from initial concept to production
  • Liaise with internal and external customers to define requirements and specifications for new products
  • Create initial concept schemes
  • Generate and manage design release schedules to meet customer requirements
  • Challenge assumptions and think innovatively to solve complex problems
  • Identify new systems and process to drive quality, efficiency and cost reduction
  • Work as an individual contributor or as part of a team on multiple projects of varying size, scope, and complexity
  • Respond quickly to shifting priorities without losing sight of longer range projects and goals
  • Work with Manufacturing and Quality departments to ensure a robust and cost-effective design of products
  • Manage CAD models and assemblies utilizing best practice surfacing and solid modelling techniques
  • Ensure design standards and CAD modelling protocols are followed
  • Review and check component and assembly drawings including GD&T, specifications and finishes
  • Manage design document control, including initial costed BOMS to support commercial validation of product
  • Support the growth of the department through effective management of the team capacity and capability
  • Ensure the quality of the departmental output to ensure the designs are accurate and complete, fulfilling all of the necessary requirements
  • Maintain the internal departmental processes and procedures to ensure compliance to QA standards in order to maintain quality accreditations; both internal and customer specific
  • Provision of technical data to the Sales department through commercial bids and customer engagement
  • Support the qualification of new products to validate performance to the necessary specifications and technical requirements
  • Provision of technical support to production departments through problem solving, corrective actions and Continuous Improvement activities
  • Guide and support the development of more junior staff
  • Uphold all polices in relation to health, Safety and Welfare

Skills Required:
  • Degree in Engineering discipline or Product Design, MEng/MSc preferred
  • Significant experience of Computer Aided Design, preferably Catia V5
  • Understanding and experience of design techniques and methodologies
  • Ability to find robust, elegant, and innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of engineering fundamentals
  • A good understanding of materials and methods-of-manufacture
  • Detailed knowledge of plastic injection moulding and other high-volume manufacturing processes
  • Experience or knowledge of a complex high-volume manufactured consumer product would be of benefit
  • Open to pursuing multiple paths to get to the best solution
  • Ability to generate visuals to communicate ideas quickly and effectively
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, and keep the momentum going on a mix of long and short-term projects
  • Ability to accomplish goals autonomously and within a team environment
  • Respect and understanding of other disciplines, including Industrial Design, Electronics, Quality, and Manufacturing
  • Strong problem solving abilities, attention to detail and reliability
  • Proactive and innovative
  • The ability to prioritise workload
  • The ability to work well and accurately in a time-constrained and pressured environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand and interpret product specifications and drawings is essential
  • Excellent communication, planning & organising skills
  • Energy, drive and results orientation
  • Strong customer focus
Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby at Premier Engineering for further information and apply!