Senior Product Development Engineer / Product Design Engineer

15 Sep 2016
13 Oct 2016
Alanna Doyle
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Product Development Senior Engineer

Location: Chippenham

Salary: Competitive dependent on experience

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

The company designs, manufactures and supplies useful, beautiful furniture. Their entire team is passionate about design and maintaining the excellent quality of products produced in their UK workshops. They handle every stage of the process from design to manufacture and sales - they can be relied upon for an honest and reliable service. Their furniture is used by some of the most influential brands in commerce and culture.

They are looking for a candidate with a passion for the environment and the desire to build a career in an innovative and high performing global business, with a brand that is held in high esteem by its clients, dealers and the office furniture industry.

Role Profile:

  • Independently develops and applies engineering theories/concepts to assignments in support of business objectives and will be responsible for providing engineering leadership and expertise.
  • Reviews design and documentation to ensure compliance with design criteria and standards.
  • Conducts feasibility studies, determines manpower and cost estimates and develops engineering criteria.
  • Applies originality, ingenuity, and knowledge of other disciplines in solving complex problems.
  • Emphasis will be placed on team leadership, participation, communication, ability to plan, and ability to achieve results on assigned projects.

  • Key Responsibilities:

  • Work broadly across the organization at a strategic level applying knowledge of other disciplines in solving complex problems.
  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining the technical objectives of an assignment.
  • Leads, defines and completes complex engineering tasks with minimal oversight of leadership.
  • Schedules and coordinates major segments of complex engineering projects to meet cost and time objectives.
  • Coaches and mentors engineering tasks and skills to others.
  • Analyses supply chain cost, value stream capabilities and economic principles, making appropriate recommendations.
  • Applies advanced problem solving skills and executes solutions to complex problems independently.
  • Manages and accountable for budgets and expenses.
  • Develops and implements engineering and quality processes.
  • Applies learned engineering skills to work assignments.
  • Identifies opportunities and owns improvements to products and processes.
  • Presents work output in a clear and concise manner.
  • Performs additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.

  • Education and Training

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited program.
  • Significant professional experience.
  • Proven experience with leading cross-functional technical project teams.
  • Knowledgeable in Lean principles and application.
  • Must be able to assess process concepts and to determine where continuous improvement opportunities exist.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with people at various levels including production, engineering, and management and to be able to work well with and develop a partnering relationship with other team members.
  • Must be a skilled problem solver and be able to apply engineering expertise to problem solving.
  • Must be an effective team leader, able to set tea m goals and commitments, and hold team members accountable for their assigned tasks.
  • Proven ability to assess priorities and determine course of action with minimal day-to-day supervision and be able to anticipate, recognize, and respond effectively to changes which affect project plans.
  • Exhibits an overall business sense and understand how decisions affect the business.
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.

  • Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role stating your current salary and expectations.

    To be considered for this role, applicants must be eligible to both live and work in the UK. The company will not be providing relocation packages or sponsorship so will only consider candidates within a reasonable distance of Chippenham.

    Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Product Development Engineer, Product Design Engineer, Design Engineer, Product Engineer, Design Engineer, Development Engineer, Product Engineer, Development Engineer, Hardware Interface Engineering, Electronics Engineer, CAD Development Engineer, Junior Product Development Engineer, Junior Design Engineer, Junior Development Engineer, Junior Product Engineer may also be considered for this role.

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