Design Engineer - Interim

Belfast Permanent £58,235 - £62,395
  • Growing Manufacturing Company
  • Safety critical, bespoke product range

About Our Client

Our client is a global manufacturing company and a market leader in it field. They manufacture an extensive bespoke product range and are currently going through an exciting period of business transformation and growth.

Job Description

  • Responsible for ensuring the success of the design from inception through to delivery into manufacture, using innovative engineering skills to ensure seamless integration. Very hands on position, demanding high levels of creativity and flexibility.
  • Ability to capture and specify the design requirements
  • Research concept ideas using mathematical modelling to work out whether new developments and innovations would work and be cost effective
  • Analyse the Engineering and Project input in order to interrogate it, reach an agreement and integrate it formally in a Design solution
  • Produce design ideas, based on research, into technical plans for prototypes using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-assisted engineering (CAE) software
  • Analyses the design proposals and the technical information in order to identify the issues arising during product development, defining and implementing adequate solutions in order to reach a feasible proposal with a high form and aesthetic quality
  • Attend design reviews to present design ideas and to discuss and critique alternative design solutions
  • Cost proposals
  • Carry out simulations of products for new and prototype projects and provide support and feedback on design
  • Analyse and manage multiple design related issues to identify root cause and track design changes
  • Modify designs based on the analysis to re-test and analyse until design meets specification requirements
  • Control of Bill of Materials (BoM), CAD Models and Engineering Drawings
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities and support process improvement activities
  • Quality control of work by appropriate reviews
  • Support/Lead engineering staff and/or junior engineers
  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings
  • Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends
  • Liaise and communicate with other departments, customers, suppliers and other service providers

The Successful Applicant

Candidates will be expected research and develop ideas for new products, technologies, components, processes and the systems used to make them. Work to improve the performance and efficiency of existing products.

Candidates will also be expected to have experience and understanding of value engineering, the cost related to production, design, maintenance, and replacement.

Skills and Attributes

  • Be an effective team member, working with supervisor and colleagues to ensure smooth workflow with maximum output
  • Assertive, optimistic, resilient, welcomes change and is self-aware
  • Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings
  • Good team-working skills and proactively contributes to the team
  • Self-motivated, flexible, proactive and committed
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
  • A creative, logical approach for generating new ideas and solutions, with the ability to transition through to part development
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • An understanding of manufacturing processes and construction methods
  • Ability to plan and organise through several project stages
  • An appreciation of wider business demands
  • Able to effectively train his/her work group and effectively support work teams within the work group.
  • Able to give effective presentations to general audiences and write convincing proposals and reports with all necessary backup material for department consumption

Qualifications and experience levels

  • Degree in a Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering discipline or equivalent
  • Proven, recent and "relevant" experience in a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of successful project engineering, design engineering and value engineering capabilities
  • Be able to demonstrate skills in collecting and analysing data and introducing improvements from the data collected
  • Experience with the automotive, aerospace, defence or marine industry would be advantageous, as would any other safety critical environment.
  • Strong PC skills, including Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office,
  • Be proficient in the use of AutoCAD and Solid Works and have a high-level degree of IT literacy
  • Experience of ERP system within a manufacturing environment - BOM creation and analysis
  • Practical experience of Continuous Improvement/LEAN manufacturing
  • Experience with the automotive or aerospace industry would be advantageous

What's on Offer

£28 - £30 an hour depending on experience

Huw Painter
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+44 161 829 0369

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