Job Description

Design Contractor. Outside IR35, 3 - 6 Months Duraction with Remote Working 

Are you an experienced Industrial or Product Designer with strong Surfacing skills?

Have you had recent surfacing experience of using NX or Creo?

Have your recent projects included surfacing complex and curved surfaces? 

We are working with a creative and innovative Product Design Company, who require urgent surfacing support for a 2022 project. 
The project will be working with and supported by an in-house Design Team who have already achieved the Concept and DFM aspect of the product.

The position requires a Contractor / Consultant with their own Seat / Software – either NX or Creo 

The duration of the project is likely to be 3 months for Phase 1 and extend to a further 3 months for Phase 2.

All applying applicants should be willing to attend weekly meetings and day long stays on site, in the M5 Corridor / Gloucestershire area. 

Design Contractor - Benefits

  • £40 Per Hour Ltd 
  • Remote Working 
  • 3 – 6 Months 
  • Interesting Product Project 
  • Team Support 

Commutable from Bristol, Cheltenham, Worcester, Stratford Upon Avon, Swindon

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


We have a fantastic opportunity to join a New Product Development Team in the Central Midlands and be responsible for the design and integration of hardware and embedded technologies, especially around Battery and Power Pack systems.

The role will be part of the larger NPD team that also consists of mechanical and industrial design engineers that will be mainly involved in the design of the products from a structural and plastic injection moulding point.

The company have a strong track record for creating Award Winning products for the consumer market sector and are continually focusing on New Product Innovation exercises to keep their international recognition for being the best in field.


  • £45,000
  • £37.5 Hours 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays) 
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Early Finish Fridays 

The Electronic Engineer position will report to the Head of Engineering and will be the sole electronic biased engineer within a team of Product Design and Prototype Engineers. 

Duties of an Electronic Engineer will include:

  • The creation and development of battery management systems 
  • Ensuring battery management systems meet regulatory and company requirements for safety 
  • Charger design and writing detailed charger specifications 
  • Power Converter Design. 
  • Ensuring designs can comply with relevant EMC/EMI standards and modifying design where needed to ensure this is the case. 
  • Thermal management design of power electronics systems 
  • Design of battery powered electronics to meet global requirements. 
  • Research into new technology and investigating ways of incorporating this technology into future products. 
  • Use of simulation and PCB design software to create prototypes.

Electronic Engineer Requirements:

  • Minimum BEng/MEng degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or other relevant discipline 
  • Experience in the design of Battery Management Systems especially for Lithium-Ion technology. 
  • Experience in motor inverter design and motor control, particularly brushless DC motors, servo or stepper motors desirable. 
  • General knowledge of power electronic devices, including silicon based IGBTs, MOSFETs and wide bandgap technologies 
  • Understanding of device characteristics and issues with switching behaviour in real circuits, as well as power switch driver design 
  • Design of power electronics for both low voltage and mains voltage systems 
  • Excellent knowledge of analogue signal conditioning (e.g., op-amp circuit design) and ideally digital signal processing approaches 
  • Schematic capture using Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics or other mainstream tools 
  • Use of SPICE based simulation tools such as Simetrix and LTspice 
  • Design calculation tools such as Mathcad, Matlab, Excel. 
  • Circuit simulation and tolerance analysis 
  • Robust design including FMEA techniques 
  • Design for high volume manufacture 
  • PCB layout – size/cost minimisation while achieving layouts for inherently good EMC compliance and thermal design.

The Electronic Engineer opportunity will be part of the full product life cycle of a project and will require visits to overseas suppliers and manufactures, to ensure the integrity of designs are maintained. This will allow complete project ownership from concept through to final release to retail.

Commutable from: Birmingham, Oxford, Cheltenham, Worcester, Dudley, Redditch, Coventry, Wolverhampton.


We have a great opportunity for an experienced Model Maker to join a product development team of consumer related products.

The company have gained global recognition over the last few years and are now looking to add new skilled team members to their SW Midlands based product development department.

The role will be part of the prototype development side of the business and will be responsible for creating various new and exciting products, that will form part of the company’s product development plans for the next few years.

Model Maker Benefits:

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • Pension 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • 1pm Finish on Fridays

Duties of a Model Maker:

  • The role will be responsible for creating designs and constructs tools and parts in a variety of materials such as wood and plastic. Use blueprints, drawings, and/or CAD designs to create models according to established specifications. 

Requirements for a Model Maker:

  • A formal trained background in the form of an Apprenticeship
  • 3 – 5 years Prototyping Model Making experience 
  • Capable of using workshop machines, including lathe, milling machine etc.
  • Strong ability to produce working prototypes from a range of materials 
  • Understanding of fabrication methods
  • Experience of working with electrical and consumer products
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Positive attitude and good team working skills
  • Ideally some CNC experience

The position will offer the chance to be a part of fast paced NPD team using the latest in 3D printing technologies. Their model making studio is a brand-new industry leading studio with excellent equipment and opportunities.

Commutable from: Worcester, Birmingham, Stourbridge, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Evesham

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


This is the chance for an ambitious Design Engineer to join a respected and long-established market leading business, supplying products and services to the rail industry (rail industry experience isn’t essential). They are part of a large group, who are established worldwide.

Design Engineer Hours and Benefits

  • Monday to Friday, 8:15am – 4pm (only 36.25 hours per week)
  • 33 days holiday, including bank holidays
  • Full training will be given
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression, with a management role in two years

This Design Engineer Role is commutable From: Romford, Grays, Dagenham, Brentwood, Gravesend, Dartford

The Design Engineer Role

Whilst principally mechanical in nature, the company products incorporate a wide range of technologies including integrated electrical and electronic components. 

They are looking for a technically competent, highly motivated Design Engineer, with a broad skillset to join their professional team of engineers and technicians. 

The successful candidate will become a core member of the team with the opportunity to make a real impact. You will have the opportunity to see designs through to manufacture, from initial concept through prototyping and testing to full release.

Candidate Requirements

  • Mechanical Engineering Qualification (Degree or HND or similar)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a related design capacity
  • 2D and 3D CAD Software Experience (Solidworks preferred but not essential)
  • Experience designing products with integrated electronic and electrical sub systems would be advantageous
  • Ability to perform Engineering Calculations
  • Work well independently and as a team member
  • Railway background (desirable but not essential)

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The Design Engineer will support the Engineering & Innovation Manager in the development of products and services.
  • Support the product development process through the creation of design documents including CAD drawings, bills of materials, engineering calculations, test reports etc.
  • Getting involved in the assembly and testing of new designs both in-house and on-site.
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to assess performance, cost, and manufacturing feasibility of potential new designs.
  • Support the Technical Sales Manager in promoting and selling of products. Assist with installation of monitoring systems in the field.
  • The Design Engineer will provide advice and instruction to external stakeholders on the installation, operation and maintenance of products and systems.
  • Ensure continued compliance with company quality, safety and environmental policies.

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


This is a great opportunity for a heavy equipment / machine design experienced Design Engineer to join a global manufacturer, who are part of a multi-billion-dollar group.

They are in a period of sustained growth as a business, which this role is part of. The business offers a friendly working environment, along with excellent employee benefits. 

Design Engineer Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £28,000 - £29,500, dependant on experience
  • 37.5 hours, Monday – Friday, Early finish, every Friday
  • The opportunity to work within a global organisation
  • 33 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service
  • Retail shopping discount programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Bike to Work scheme
  • SMART pension

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Design Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering 
  • At least 3 years’ experience in heavy equipment / machinery design
  • Good 3D CAD skills (preferably Pro Engineer/CREO).
  • Experience of Finite Element Analysis is desirable
  • Experience / working knowledge of one or more of the following:-
  • Metallurgy
  • Welding
  • Casting Methods
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Lead Engineer, you will be responsible for the following; 

  • The Design Engineer will support the Group Quality Council process to identify and resolve problems raised at the root cause quickly and effectively and manage engineering change process.
  • Work with teams across models to produce full manufacturing specification package including Engineering BOMs and Drawings.
  • Follow Group standards in the areas of FMEA, DFM, prototype development and field testing, follow Group engineering standards and associated IT systems, to ensure effective global management of released engineering data.
  • The Design Engineer will reduce manufacturing cost through improved design and consultation with the production department, purchasing and suppliers.
  • Develop an expertise across the range of machines to provide support to the manufacturing business. 
  • Support NPPD teams as required with a range of tasks from detail drawings to the structural analysis and optimisation.
  • Ensure current products meet standards and performance levels specified for safety, function and reliability
  • Support the global after sales teams where technical input is required. Investigate and address Customer Complaints in a timely manner where identified / allocated by internal systems or engineering manager.

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


A well-known British manufacturer with a strong history for offering its customers high quality and innovative products, are now looking to expand their Development Team.

Development Technical Package

  • £25,000
  • Pension
  • Sick pay - Benefit
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Overtime

Development Technician Duties

The position will part of a team of technical and development specialists that are focused on achieving an increased market share for the business, through innovation and by return through cost effective and timely development of innovative new products which comply with National and International Standards


  • Capable of developing a broad range of products, (the focus now being the development of electric appliances)
  • Capable of setting up and monitoring tests, preparing models for submission to the appropriate test authority.
  • Develop in conjunction with the project teams and Development engineers, electrical systems and other fuel types such as gas>
  • Interpret marketing briefs into tangible product that can be manufactured within the business capabilities.
  • Develop new products in line with best practice and a number of National / International Standards, including BSEN9001 and BSEN14001

Development Technician Requirements

  • A formal qualification in engineering -  HND/HNC, ideally Electrical or Mechanical biased
  • Some recent relevant industry experience in dealing with electrical circuit diagrams and LV power.
  • Ability to work effectively on their own or part of a project team.
  • Possess good analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritise their workload and meet deadlines.

This is a great opportunity to join a busy multi-site UK organisation, where career growth and progression are on offer.                                                      

Commutable from Telford, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Newport, Cannock, Stone, Lichfield

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


We are seeking to recruit an experienced maintenance professional to join our management team as the Maintenance Manager to support our multi-disciplined engineering team at a leading manufacturer.
Benefits Available for a Maintenance Manager:

  • £46,000 salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • Health care plan and life assurance
  • Company Pension
  • Share option scheme
  • Commitment to career progression and development

Details of the Maintenance Manager role:

  • Lead the site maintenance team to implement a robust planned maintenance system.
  • Provide a timely and efficient breakdown service to minimise machine downtime.
  • Manage revenue and capital spends within a significant budget.
  • Develop and drive a culture of continuous improvement

Requirements of a Maintenance Manager 

  • The position of Maintenance Manager will require you to have a proven track record in developing maintenance structures, where your individual input into the business has seen improvements in plant reliability, production volume, staff retention and overall profitability.
  • It is essential that you have supported a team of Maintenance Engineers as either a Manager or Senior Supervisor where you have championed continuous improvement and managed plant related CAPEX projects. 

Preference is given to candidates that have climbed the ranks of Maintenance from an Apprentice level and are qualified to an HNC/HND standard. 

This Maintenance Manager role is commutable from Worcester, Redditch, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Stourbridge, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

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


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


  • £34,000
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Company Pension
  • Stable Working Environment. 

Duties of a Maintenance Technician

  • As a proven Multi Skilled 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 and also be comfortable in undertaking facilities maintenance work too. 

Requirements of a Maintenance Technician

  • Ideally you will be apprentice trained but must be qualified Electrically and be multi skilled in your abilities. Having gained your Plant and Facilities Maintenance experience from working within a manufacturing, process or production environment. 

The Plant Maintenance Engineer role is commutable from Alcester, Evesham, Long Marston & Stratford Upon Avon

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


Senior Financial Controller

We have a fantastic opportunity to join one of the fastest growing engineering organisations in the West Midlands and to be part of their ambitious growth and expansion plans going forward. 

Having already hit a turnover of over £38 million in the last 5 years and boasting a work force of over 150 employees, the organisation is now looking to bring key specialists to within their existing departments, to ensure their planned pathway for success and growth can be maintained and achieved. 

The company supply to a range of industry sectors across the globe and have a strong reputation for innovation, modern technology and high-quality products. 

  • £60,000 - £70,000
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols) 
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare 
  • Great Bonuses 
  • Early Finish Fridays

The purpose of the Senior Finance Controller will involve being responsible for the day to day running of the Finance Department. This role is critical to ensuring the companies control environment is adequate to minimise risk exposure. The post is also key to ensuring both local, group and statutory reporting is done to the requirement and on time. 

Being the lead role in ensuring the company comply with all organisational group accounting and control policies and be responsible for ensuring adequate procedures are in place to maintain this.

This position plays a key part in developing the finance department and it’s reporting capabilities in order to help the business make better more analysis informed decisions. This is a management position reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and will also work directly with the other Business Unit Directors, Managers, Board of Directors and their respective teams from time to time. 

Externally, the key focus will be relationships Suppliers, Customer, and all the head office finance functions

Senior Financial Controller Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Daily Management of the Finance department
  • Responsible for the control environment and compliance to the group controls
  • Responsible for compliance to the group accounting manual
  • Oversee and review all payments
  • Oversee controls and review of the payroll process
  • Manage the budget reporting process
  • Ensure reporting both internal and external is delivered on time
  • Make sure all statutory and tax filing are submitted correctly
  • Advise on areas of improvement both for the business and function
  • Participate/lead in improvement projects as required
  • Key person in the understanding of the ERP system especially the financial transactions within it
  • Responsible for the consolidation of accounts from Australia, Europe, US and China

Senior Financial Controllers Position Requirements

  • Qualified accountant 
  • Experience in a complex manufacturing business an advantage
  • Strong communication skills are essential, the successful candidate will need to be approachable and able to interact with users of all skill levels
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience of working £30 Million+ Turnover Environment 
  • Good Analytical and reporting skills
  • Process improvement mindset
  • The ability to exercise good time management and task prioritisation is essential
  • Strong ERP/MRP exposure to manage the systems. 
  • Attention to detail

This is a superb position for someone to join a growing team focused environment, where innovation and change are embraced to reach the goals and ambitions of the company that in-turn has allowed good individual career development and enhancement over the last 5 years.

Commutable from: Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Telford, Stafford, Lichfield, Worcester, Stourbridge