Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Technical
Contact Name: Sarah

Senior Design Engineer

Job Description

Our client is a leading manufacturer of precision special purpose machines for a variety of industries.

Due to continued success they are now looking to recruit a permanent Senior Design Engineer for their Leicester site.

Responsibilities for the Senior Design Engineer role include:

Perform Design, Research and Development activities to ensure completion of all projects on time, in full and to agreed budget.
· Participate in regular design reviews to ensure all necessary remedial actions are taken to ensure delivery, allocated budget hours and quality levels are met.
· Understand the quality, cost and delivery implications of different technical solutions and find the optimum solution for each situation.
· Work closely with all internal customers to ensure they are aware of upcoming production requirements and plan the early release of designs if necessary to accommodate supply base limitations
· Support the compilation of functional and technical specifications for products.
· Lead designated design projects, ensuring compliance with the project plans and completion on time, in full and to agreed budget.
· Understand the quality, cost and delivery implications of different technical solutions and find the optimum solution for each situation.
· Maintain project files information, ensuring accuracy, completion and version control.
· Regularly review project/design worksheets
· Ensure a current Bill of Material (BoM) is filed in relevant section of Project File at all times, communicating changes to the Operations Manager, Project Director and Purchasing/Production team as appropriate.
· All new parts created are to be given an estimated cost to ensure the BoM reflects the best estimate current cost.
· All new assemblies/sub-assemblies created are to be given an assembly "routing" in the current MRP system (Factory Master) with estimated hours for all activities associated with achieving the assembly/sub-assembly envisaged by the design.
· Ensure products conform to appropriate technical standards & directives (e.g. CE) as well as Health & Safety legislation.
· Prepare risk assessments, Technical Construction Files and Operation & Maintenance manuals where necessary.
· As appropriate, lead engineering, technical and design review meetings with customers and suppliers.
· Identify new technology suppliers for current and future products & projects and work with them to achieve common goals.
· Attend daily project action reviews for all machines with the purpose of meeting the agreed overall activity plan.
· Provide concept drawings/models for new, revised or special machines.
· Provide estimates, cost breakdowns, suppliers quotations, etc in support of producing sales quotations for special machines
· Where required, carry out training for others within the company to enable continued development and education.

The ideal Senior Design Engineer candidate will have

Standalone Design Management experience working to a high level on multiple engineering designs, a Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design and analytical skills, e.g. DFMEA, calculations using engineering standards, 3D modelling expertise, e.g.: SolidWorks, Awareness of the selection of materials e.g.: composite, ferrous, non-ferrous, plastics etc and finishes, Understanding of fundamental principles behind design decisions gained in industrial/automation environment in special purpose machinery, bespoke and turnkey engineering solutions

Benefits for the Senior Design Engineer role include:
£40,000 to £60,000 per annum dependant upon experience
25 days holiday
Onsite parking
Company bonus scheme

If you are interested in the Senior Design Engineer role, please apply today!


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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