Senior Design Engineer

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Job description

Main Purpose:

Lead and support projects from initial enquiry conducting design, development and prototyping of complex electro-mechanical systems for specialised precision engineering applications in line with all applicable legislation and company directives.

Support the Production, Sales and TEMPEST teams as products progress through all stages of the development and production process.

 

Main Responsibilities – Duties

 

1

Generate innovative product design solutions to comply with the PDS and budgetary targets.

2

Manage projects simultaneously throughout all stages of the engineering lifecycle.

3

 

Create, manage and publish design/project documentation & BOM’s in accordance with company, customer and BS standards.

4

Produce professional project and test reports in line with customer and company standards.

5

Produce project time plans to ensure successful delivery of new product development programs and production orders.

6

Provide project & design leadership to projects being conducted by Design Engineers. Ensuring knowledge and experience is transferred through mentorship.

7

Prepare cost estimates of NRE work, concept designs, product costings and technical response documents to support Sales with bid activities and proposals to customers.

8

Develop design specifications and product block diagrams in line with NPI’s and customer requirements.

9

Liaise with suppliers and customers, negotiate costs and materials, establish lead times and maintain quality standards.

10

Perform detail analysis, calculations where required, ensure designs are compliant with specifications.

 

Actively support and implement Drawing Office Procedures, maintain company Document Release and Engineering Change Request procedures.

11

Continuous Improvement, You will have responsibility to make suggestions on Continuous Improvement within the business; expectations are around 4 a year.

Job Title:

 

Senior Design Engineer

 

Education/

Experience:

  • Degree qualified, preferably 2:1 or higher, in relevant engineering or design discipline.
  • Comprehensive experience designing and drafting using 3D and 2D CAD tools, Solidworks & AutoCAD.
  • Strong understanding of modern design practices, manufacturing processes and their costs drivers.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to develop shielded products providing high levels of RFI attenuation.
  • Experience in working in a regulated industry, understanding data storage criteria and handling sensitive information up to UK Secret.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Understanding of quality standards and systems.
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office Suite in particular Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, Visio, Powerpoint and Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics.
  • Ability to supervise and work as part of a team or independently under minimum supervision

Key Competencies:

  • Maintain a continuous assessment of new technologies and procedures which may be appropriate to be incorporated into future products and processes to enable company growth and development.
  • Be concise and commercially aware and make key decisions to ensure deadlines are met and deliverables are on budget.
  • Knowledge of UK TEMPEST standards, E.g SDIP55, SDIP 27 & SDIP 29.
  • Understanding of UK & US Military EMC and Environmental Test Standards, E.G. Mil Stan 810, 461, Def Stan 00-35 & Def Stan 59-411.
  • Able to work with good attention to detail to produce concise design documentation and aiming for a “right first time” approach.

Travel Requirements

Occasional Travel to Customers may be required

 

 

Note:     This job description summarises the main aspects of the job, but does not cover all the duties that the jobholder may be required to perform.

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