Job Description

This is a well-established multi-disciplinary business, with a diverse project workload. They offer work that is varied and interesting and challenging in its own right.

Key to the role, is the successful management of projects, management of a small team and meeting the client expectations.

This is an immediate requirement for a proven Chartered Structural Engineer, so client will move quickly for the right person. Client will also consider candidates who will be looking to relocate.

Company Benefits

  • Salary £48,000 - £58,000, dependant on experience
  • Payment of Professional Subscriptions
  • 30 days holiday
  • Christmas shutdown 

Chartered Structural Engineer Candidate Essentials

  • Chartered Structural Engineer with membership of the IStructE
  • 5 plus years UK work experience.
  • Experienced with multi-disciplinary consultancy detailed design work on complex engineering projects in residential, commercial and industrial sectors both for new build and modification. Design skills in a wide range of materials which must include a good design knowledge of concrete, masonry and steel.
  • Experienced with following good quality assurance practices including a good understanding of all relevant health and safety implications of design work.
  • Ability to train and mentor junior engineering staff.
  • Ideally, you will have MIStructE with 4 years post Chartership experience.

Company Software

The business currently utilises Microsoft office, AutoCAD, Revit, Tekla TEDDS, SCIA, IDEA Statica & 3D Max.

Chartered Structural Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will be experienced with providing management and support to junior engineers and or CAD support. 
  • You will be experienced in the cost-effective and efficient management of multiple projects and be successful in delegation. 
  • Responsible for the production of clear, concise and accurate professional reports, documentation and correspondence for both construction professionals and domestic clients.

Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedford, Luton, Aylesbury, Banbury

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994



For over 60 years, this business has been constantly evolving their product portfolio to meet the demands and ever-changing needs for some of the world’s largest industries. From the design of their first ever product, the business has sustained manufacturing excellence, setting the industry standard.

Today they operate from a purpose built, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Northampton, where they routinely design and develop system solutions for bespoke applications.

Development Engineer Package, Benefits and Hours

  • Salary £37,500 - £42,500, negotiable dependant on experience
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Death in service
  • Icome protection
  • Health insurance
  • Non-contractual annual profit share bonus
  • Support to apply for and/ or maintain your IMechE membership is available.
  • 33 days holiday 
  • 37 hours per week; Monday to Thursday 08:30am – 17:15pm, Fridays 08:30am – 12:30pm

Commutable From: Northampton, Leicester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Banbury

Development Engineer Candidate Essential Requirements

  • Proven Development Engineer, with Applications Engineering experience.
  • A 2.1 degree in Mechanical engineering with Aerospace/Automotive/Energy/Oil & Gas background together with 3 to 5 years of demonstrable experience in a similar role.
  • Working knowledge and experience of CAD & PDM (preferably SolidWorks) and FEA tools (preferably ANSYS Workbench and/or SolidWorks Simulation).
  • Ability to create and interpret engineering drawings with GD&T. Ability to perform hand calculations for preliminary design, sizing, and stress assessment of static and rotating components.
  • Material selection ability and knowledge of conventional manufacturing processes.
  • Good understanding of Applied Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Metal Fatigue, Rotordynamics, and Vibrations along with a basic understanding of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics.
  • Quick learner with the ability to work independently and multitask, and the ability to write excel/VBA macros to create new or modify existing design tools.

Client is looking for an individual that is by nature innovative, proactive, and self-motivated. You will need a good interpersonal manner together with strong written and oral communication skills to deal with customers, suppliers, and internal departments. You will be commercially aware and have excellent time management abilities.

Development Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The Development Engineer will support the Chief Applications Engineer in providing timely response to new application and product enquiries for driveline components, and turnkey test rigs for testing high-speed rotating machines such as e-motors, generators, aero engines, gearboxes, turbines, compressors, pumps, turbochargers etc.
  • Produce innovative designs/ideas and create workable and cost-effective solutions.
  • Assist in product costing and preparation of technical and commercial proposals and assist in new product development and product improvement activities including brainstorming, design, analysis, supplier selection and testing.
  • Create 3D CAD conceptual designs and 2D drawings.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing, assembly and testing to build in-house R&D test rigs for new product development.
  • The ability to conduct test schedules, document the results and present these findings clearly.
  • Work on short and long-term projects both in managing, documenting, and performing the project activities.
  • The selection and specification of suitable equipment suppliers and processes.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994



This is a great opportunity within a leading company’s centre of excellence, which is privately owned and with operations in 20 countries. In the UK, they develop and manufacture bespoke products, with over 90% being exported.

They currently have a number of patents, world firsts and are committed to continuous product development on a concurrent engineering basis. 

R&D Technician Package and Benefits

  • £22,000 - £32,000
  • £4,000 company performance bonus
  • Free life Assurance
  • Joint contributory pension scheme, 
  • Private medical insurance (after a qualifying period)
  • 37.5 hours per week – with flexible hours
  • Early finish on Friday’s

Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

Candidate Specification (but not limited to)

  • Ideally, you will be working in a laboratory now, or have done previously 
  • The R&D Technician will have experience in electromechanical assembly of precision equipment preferably instrumentation related
  • Familiarity of manufacturing processes such as brazing and welding desirable. Familiarity of other wire joining processes (crimping, splicing, micro-welding, brazing etc.) is desirable.
  • Ability to understand and interpret technical drawings and documentation. Experience in using Solidworks or equivalent CAD software to construct 3D models desirable but not essential as training will be provided
  • Competent in soldering fine wires and components using high temperature solders including basic circuit board assembly and modification.
  • Experience in using 3D printer desirable but not essential as training will be provided. Experience of component testing in R&D environment including writing technical reports desirable but not essential
  • Experience of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • An interest in and understanding of physics/general science and electro-mechanics.

R&D Technician Key Responsibilities (this job description is not exhaustive; a full role description will be sent to you)

Provide support to the R&D department, including;

  • Receive and organise parts/design data including components by maintaining build records and logs of engineering models and prototypes 
  • Organising and collaborating with Production for build processes such as brazing and welding.
  • Work closely with Production Engineering, sub-contractors and suppliers when necessary.
  • Occasionally inspect parts and/or work with Goods In department to ensure parts are correct to drawing.
  • Assemble components, engineering models and prototype meters.
  • Design (using Solidworks) and manufacture basic jigs, fixtures and assembly tools utilising our range of prototyping equipment (e.g 3D printing)

The R&D Technician will take ownership of the R&D lab;

  • Organising tools and equipment including managing and operating the rapid prototype printers. Process and submit print requests, maintain the stock of consumables. (Training will be provided)
  • Maintaining clean, tidy, organised and functional lab environment.
  • Specifying and proposing lab equipment to fulfil requirements of testing when necessary in cooperation with R&D Engineers
  • Assist with maintaining the stock of raw materials (e.g. metal/ plastic sheet, bar and tube etc.) and hardware.
  • Assist with maintaining the stock and safe storage of hazardous materials. Work in cooperation with the HSE department. (e.g. Keep a record of all hazardous materials being stored with associated COSHH and MSDS documents)
  • Assist with maintaining and operating laboratory equipment (e.g. oven/furnace, environment chamber, winding machine, microscopes, liquid nitrogen equipment etc.)

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


Due to continued business growth, client is looking to appoint an experienced Digital / Analogue Electronics Engineer to join their established team on a full-time permanent basis. 

This is an important position within the R&D team, the Electronics Engineer will be key in driving the development of new audio products from initial design, through to production and post-production maintenance.

Company Benefits

  • Company performance and individual bonuses
  • 33 days holiday
  • Sick pay
  • Death in service cover
  • Unique, relaxed environment
  • Casual dress code

This Electronics Engineer role is commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Electronics Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Degree qualified in Audio Electronics / Electronics Engineering or similar engineering subject.
  • 2+ years’ commercial experience in electronic design, ideally in audio electronics.
  • Audio experience working with ADC/DAC (Analogue/Digital Converters) and associated components, Op-amps etc.
  • High speed digital electronics experience, working with microcontrollers, DSPs etc.
  • PCB layout experience.
  • You must be a Guitar player.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Electronics Engineer will be assisting with the design, input and modification of digital & analogue electronic schematics, with guidance from the Chief Engineer and wider team.
  • Undertaking the building and testing of electronic prototypes.
  • Advising and assisting with the sourcing of components for prototype production and testing.
  • Writing and performing new audio product tests, recording and presenting results.
  • Setting up test environments.
  • Brainstorming new product ideas and technical requirements/ specifications. Communicating with UK and overseas teams on project-specific topics.
  • The Electronics Engineer will be assisting other day-to day technical activities of the R&D department. Possible, infrequent overseas travel as required - this is not essential, however can be an exciting opportunity for an engineer to broaden their knowledge and experience

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


Product Designer / Industrial Designer

Are you a Design Engineer with a background in creating concept and front-end product designs for external or internal clients & have either a Product or Industrial Design Degree or equivalent, with three years post study commercial experience?

We currently have an opportunity to join a dynamic Southwest Midlands Design Team and to be responsible for creating a range of new innovative products for the Consumer markets, where the brief and remit will be biased towards style and user interaction.

We are looking for a Design Engineer with a background in creating concept and front-end product designs for external or internal clients who have either a Product or Industrial Design Degree or equivalent, with three years post study commercial experience.


  • £35,000 
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare
  • 37.5 Hours Per weeks 
  • Early Finish on Fridays (1pm) 
  • Project Ownership 

We are looking to employ a mid-level Product Designer or Industrial Designer to join a creative successful team, where delivering performance driven consumer products to market is their primary focus. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Designer to demonstrate their creativity and get involved in exciting projects, seeing their work going from early concept stages through to production in a short period of time. 

Product Design Duties include:

  • Developing products from an initial brief through to prototype 
  • Investigating potential innovative technologies / techniques that could benefit future products
  • Design and develop new product concept ideas.
  • Provide aesthetic and user orientated design solutions to the specifications and requirements. 
  • High standard of design work, design control, robust design and design for manufacture on a daily basis.
  • Creating prototypes to prove out and develop new concepts and design solutions.
  • Testing products, components, prototypes, technologies, recording test results for review and action
  • Utilize CAD to produce development concepts and detailed design for hand over to manufacturing partner(s)
  • Assisting in transfer of product from development to manufacturing
  • Ensure that projects comply with current legislation, Health and Safety regulations, and strict compliance with R&D Reliability and Document Control best practice.

Product Designer Requirements:

  • The Product Design position requires a minimum qualification of a degree or equivalent in design and at least three years’ experience in a paid design post is essential.
  • The successful applicant must be technically competent in a wide range of design/engineering skills and must have knowledge of new product development and product Introduction. 

Key Skills:

  • Self-motivated and keen to strive to create great consumer products
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Excellent visual communication of concepts and ideas via traditional and digital sketching/drawing ability 
  • A working knowledge of rendering packages such as Keyshot
  • Experienced user of 3D CAD Solidworks/CREO/NX/CATIA
  • Good Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Skilled in prototyping and producing product mock-ups
  • Competent user of MS windows, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Organisational, analytical, communications and interpersonal skills are all also a prerequisite of this position. 

Commutable from; Worcester, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Stourbridge, Redditch, Evesham, Dudley, Coventry

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


Focussing on Piling and House Foundation contracts management, the Contracts Engineer will ensure projects are completed in a safe and effective manner in accordance with company procedures, in line with design and specification, through effective management deliver projects on time and to budget.

In this role, the Contracts Engineer will cover the whole of the Yorkshire region. This role is largely based on site with some office work. Client is pretty flexible on remote working and most Engineers are free to manage their schedules as needed. 

Contracts Engineer Salary and Benefits

  • £25,000 - £40,000 (dependant on experience, Graduates with Piling / House Foundations will be considered)
  • 33 days holiday, plus Christmas shutdown
  • Company car / car allowance
  • 6% employer pension
  • Life assurance

Commutable From: Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, Halifax, York, Scunthorpe, Barnsley, Doncaster

Contracts Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

The Contracts Engineer will assist in the management of contracts across multi-disciplines with the main duties / responsibilities being as follows:  

  • Co-ordination of projects including tracking progress as work proceeds.
  • Attendance of pre-contract and site meetings with client, client’s representatives and key sub-contractors.
  • Ensure projects are planned and executed in accordance with company health and safety / Q.A procedures and statutory requirements. 
  • Assist in the management of the day-to-day performance of Contract Supervisors, Foremen, Site Operatives and Sub Contractors. 
  • Preparation and approval of all paperwork required for each project, before, during and after contract completion.
  • Ensure all plant, materials and labour are ordered to meet with project program.
  • Site operatives are briefed on the contents of the site file and issued a copy prior to start of work. Where applicable witness the start of the work to ensure they are in line with expectations.
  • Regular inspections of site to ensure works conform to the correct design and specification and are being carried out efficiently.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to site teams, clients and Engineers to ensure compliance with performance specification 
  • Any variations to proposed works are managed in a timely manner, including obtaining designers/clients approval.
  • Site records, test results and plant inspections are checked to ensure all works are being carried out satisfactorily.
  • Toolbox talks and health and safety briefings are presented as works progress ensuring any training needs are met. 
  • On completion, check all works meet required standards and client satisfactions prior to handing over completed works.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


This business has 80 plus years of experience, specialising in the manufacturing of robust and reliable world-class handling equipment, exporting across the globe. Their range covers single machines up to full bespoke systems.

The company’s portfolio and capabilities have expanded significantly since they were established, with further major developments taking place, their forward order book remains strong, with a very positive year expected in 2021.

They are looking for a Design Engineer to join their established design team.

Hours and Benefits

  • £25,000 - £32,000
  • 40 hours per week
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • The chance to work with an established team in market leading business

Commutable From: Boston, Skegness, Coningsby, Lincoln

Design Engineer Role Function

  • The Design Engineer will be producing high quality production drawings for both in-house and sub-contract manufacture, as well as updating and improving current designs for existing equipment
  • The role includes liaison with the company’s sales team and customer base to finalise specifications

Design Engineer Experienced Required

  • The Design Engineer will have a 3D design proficiency, preferably Solidworks, Inventor will be considered
  • You will ideally have proven experience within one of the following; material handling industry, machinery design, conveyor design or food processing equipment design, although other industries will be considered
  • A keen eye for detail
  • An awareness of manufacturing implications and costs
  • Excellent communication skills

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Sales Engineer. Do you have a background working in industrial sales? This role is suited for someone with ideally with engineering qualifications and a background in an internal sales environment. Having the ability to think outside the box, build relationships with customers and a drive to succeed is essential.

As a Sales Engineer you will ideally have a background in selling into the Medical, Petrochemical or the industrial sector.

  • Starting Salary - £30,000 - £32,000 DOE
  • Company subsidised pension scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • 23 Days Annual holiday plus Bank Holidays 

Sales Engineer Duties:

  • Identifying suitable solutions to flow control problems in a wide range of applications
  • Technical support to customers, installers and design engineers by telephone and email
  • Follow-up quotations and account management
  • Support other team members with enquiries and projects

Sales Engineer Requirements:

  • Engineering qualifications and a background in an internal Sales Engineer environment
  • Help grow the company’s brand over the next few years 
  • Previous experience working in Industrial Sales
  • Develop business with new and existing customers
  • Experience with social media networking, video marketing and blogging (desirable but not essential)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sales Engineer who is looking to be part of a growing company.

This Sales Engineer role is commutable from: Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northampton, Wellingborough, High Wycombe, Luton, Dunstable, St Neots, Letchworth Garden City

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Field Based Technical Sales Executive to join the UK arm of a global manufacturer who serve the logistics, warehousing and industrial sectors. 

The company have been trading for 50+ years and count household names amongst their bustling client roster. They are looking for a dynamic, technically minded individual to follow up leads and close deals which their strategic partners will deliver for the customer.

The Technical Sales Executive position will suit a technically minded person, with a background in electrical or mechanical engineering, who is looking to move into sales. The Technical Sales Executive role will also suit an experienced salesperson who has electrical/mechanical solutions.

The Technical Sales Executive will receive the following benefits:

  • Salary of £26,000
  • Uncapped Commission (Y1 OTE £35K+)
  • Company Car
  • Pension
  • Healthcare (after qualifying period)
  • Extensive training
  • Progression opportunities 

The Technical Sales Executive will be responsible for the following: 

  • Following up leads for new sales opportunities
  • Demonstrating the benefits of the products and solutions
  • Closing opportunities 
  • Meeting and exceeding targets
  • Travelling to customer sites across the UK

Candidates for the Techncial Sales Executive position will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Background in electrical or mechanical engineering 
  • And/Or several years sales experience in an industrial setting
  • Self-starter and motivated

This is a field based sales role. Candidates will also travel to the company’s HQ in Europe for full training.

Commutable from Birmingham, Nottingham, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Worcester, Cheltenham, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Leicester, Telford, Kettering, Peterborough

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


We are a well-respected employer within the engineering sector and are seeking to recruit proven Electrical Maintenance Engineer to join our established maintenance team. 


  • £40,000
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Company Pension
  • Stable Working Environment. 

Duties of a Electrical Maintenance Engineer 

  • As a proven Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant, which will require you to have experience of supporting plant and equipment within either a fast-paced manufacturing, process or production environment.

Requirements of a Electrical Maintenance Engineer  

  • Ideally you will be apprentice trained but must be qualified Electrically and have some understanding of Plc Controls and Robot applications. However you must be multi skilled in your abilities. Having gained your Maintenance experience from supporting plant and equipment within a fast paced manufacturing, process or production environment. 

This Maintenance Engineer role is commutable from Allesley, Bedworth, Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby & Solihull

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994