DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Job Description

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

SIMILAR JOBS

 

This is your chance to join a leading manufacturer and exporter, established for over 40 Years, who do all design, manufacturing and installation from in-house.

Owing to a continued growth in business, they are looking to add an experienced Solidworks Mechanical Design Engineer to the existing team.  

Mechanical Design Engineer Salary

  • £25,000 - £32,000, negotiable dependant on experience

This Design Engineer role is commutable From: Nottingham, Mansfield, Newark, Grantham, Leicester, Loughborough, Lincoln

Mechanical Design Engineer Person Specification

  • 4+ years Solidworks Mechanical Design Engineer experience.
  • Ideally, you will have a mechanical background with experience in special purpose machine design.
  • Good communicator, both written and spoken. 
  • A team player.

Mechanical Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will create, design & modify product layouts and schemes to meet customer specification and recommendations. 
  • Design and modify parts & products and make adjustments where necessary. 
  • Examine existing designs and resolve issues for future product development.
  • Produce a specific BOM, working with suppliers & production.
  • Examine & resolve issues for future designs.

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.

Benefits:

  • £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.

 

One of the leading Technology Research and Development organisations in the Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Systems Engineer, to design system solutions to enhance a vehicles, safety, performance and energy efficiency.

The company have over four decades of experience in the development and proving of electronic and mechatronic control and energy saving systems and applications for the Automotive sector. 

Systems Engineer – Salary Package:

  • Salary £40,000 - £50,000
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme 
  • A Multiple Project Technology Environment. 

Duties of a Systems Engineer 

  • The analysis of customer requirements, functional safety requirements, relevant legislation and standards to develop system requirement specifications. 
  • The use of proven system analysis and design methodologies to develop elegant efficient solutions to meet the project requirements. 
  • Working closely with the Functional Safety Department to ensure the analysis and development of appropriate functional safety requirements. 
  • Liaison with other engineering disciplines to develop system design specifications and algorithms. 
  • Plan, conduct and review testing of new software, hardware and calibrations at a variety of levels including integration testing, dyno testing and vehicle level testing, sometimes including worldwide field trips. 
  • The calibration of system functions to comply with project requirements. Complete sign-off procedures for vehicle algorithms, calibrations and final product testing. Undertake system and vehicle development and problem-solving within tight timescales. 
  • Fully document the design development and verification of developed systems. 
  • Understand and comply with company and customer confidentiality agreements and maintain the security of company and customer property. 

Systems Engineer – Requirements:

  • A formal qualification / Degree in a relevant science or Engineering disciplines. 
  • Experience of requirements analysis and management, preferably using dedicated requirements management tools (e.g., DOORS, Cradle, MKS).
  • Good experience of Configuration management Tools (e.g., MKS) 
  • Experience of systems design methodologies 
  • Hands on experience of developing control algorithms for automotive applications 
  • Knowledge or familiarity of, Software C-code, MATLAB, CAN and flexray communication protocols and toolchain. 
  • A good understanding of electronic hardware techniques and an ability to interpret circuit schematics. 
  • Knowledge of the use of microcontrollers within real time embedded systems 
  • Proficiency with standard office tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. 

This is a great opportunity to be part of the generation of new energy saving and performance enhancing technologies for the vehicles of tomorrow. 

Commutable from: Coventry, Derby, Lichfield, Burton upon Trent, Birmingham, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Stafford, West Bromwich

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

 

Design Engineer (Manufacturing & Assembly Environments)

We are currently working with a modern manufacturing facility based in the Wolverhampton area, who have been seeing extensive continued business and turnover growth since the start of 2021

The company operates in a modern production and assembly facility, and they are now seeking an internal Design Engineer to support their day-to-day process operations. This position will allow better and the smoother running of the Assembly Area of the business to ensure the build and sign-off of over 20,000 electro-mechanical products per year. 

  • £32,000 - £35,000
  • Bonus c£3,000
  • Pension 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Including Bank Hols)
  • 37.5 hrs per Week 
  • 1pm Finish on Fridays

Design Engineer Duties:

  • The role will focus on supporting the design of tooling (Jig & Fixtures), equipment and process systems used within the facility. This will require 2D & 3D CAD design skills to develop solutions to solve immediate issues on the shop floor as well as long term efficiency improvements across the team
  • To take the design lead on the identification, design and manufacture of equipment’s used across the manufacturing facility. Identifying and sourcing technology improvements and being a key design resource during new product developments for the company. 
  • The role will communicate regularly and update with the Operations Team and evaluate new designs and the production methods best used to manufacture the company’s products.
  • Create and maintain good documentation and records to ensure all projects are compliant, safe and effective.  
  • Reporting into the Operations Manager, the role will be a key part of the operations focus on a wide range of improvement projects, to ensure a more effective delivery of manufactured and assembled products for the future.

Design Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Design & commission jigs and fixtures to support assembly.
  • Create Manufacturing Plans
  • Maintain Manufacturing Plans using In-Design software
  • Create layout plans using 3D CAD 
  • Liaise with the internal R&D team to resolve component obsolescence issues
  • Technical Support for manufacturing equipment used in the area
  • Develop, maintain, and improve Manufacturing Processes and Controls
  • Lead and/or support Cost Reduction programs
  • Initiate and/or Support Capital Projects
  • Design, implement and improve Material Storage Systems
  • Initiate and/or support a culture of Continuous Improvement.
  • Manage the implementation of Engineering Change
  • Design and commission fixturing for the area
  • Provide technical/engineering support to our Suppliers
  • Work with R&D and Suppliers to manage change and introduction of new parts

Experience required for the Design Engineer role.

  • A formal qualification in Engineering or Design (Manufacturing/Electrical/Mechanical Eng degree or equivalent)
  • A strong background in creating design solutions for Shop Floor and manufacturing environments
  • CAD (3D Creo, Solidworks or similar)
  • Experienced in manufacturing process’ in the field
  • Machining design experience desired

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer that has been involved in either a Process, Capital Equipment or DFM background, to join a busy and dynamic team within a fast-growing organisation.

Commutable from: Walsall, Wolverhampton, Stourbridge, Cannock, Dudley, Birmingham, Stafford, Telford, Shrewsbury

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

 

Due to continued growth, this long-standing business is looking to recruit an experienced SHEQ Manager, on a part-time basis, covering two local sites.

Reporting to the senior management team, they can offer a varied and structured career for the right candidate.

24 hours per week will be required, they can offer flexibility on days worked.

Salary: £38,000 - £40,000, dependant on experience (pro-rata)

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Lichfield, Cannock, Tamworth

SHEQ Manager Candidate Requirements

  • Experience working within Quality, Environmental and H&S Management systems
  • Completing internal and external audits
  • Implementation of documentation and procedures
  • Experience managing ISO standards
  • The SHEQ Manager will have experience of delivering health & safety training
  • NEBOSH Health & Safety

SHEQ Manager Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented/followed
  • Keep records of inspection findings and produce reports suggesting improvements
  • Periodically monitor and update the company training matrix and organise training as required
  • Support the investigation of accidents and near misses and produce relevant statistics
  • Keep up to date all company ISO annual accreditations
  • Periodically review risk assessments for work activities and ensure these conform to the relevant guidance
  • Set up/attend H&S representative meetings. Each month you will report findings of internal audits and any significant H&S issues to the monthly senior management meeting
  • The SHEQ Manager may be required to deliver toolbox talks to the staff should we have a significant H&S incident

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This is an excellent opportunity, for an experienced Assistant Training Manager, to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, start of the art facility.

They have a great work environment and a real family feel on-site, which you would be welcomed into.

The businesses growth continues, with revenues doubling this past two years, with further revenue increase expected going forward, including a recent acquisition of another company, further extending its product offering and expanding the geographical sales of the business.

With UK based assembly, the operations focus is on providing high quality products, customised to each customers unique requirements in short lead times, whilst maintaining a cost base competitive with imported products.

Hours and Benefits

  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • 10 – 15% company performance bonus
  • A family feel working environment
  • New, state of the art facility
  • Huge company growth is continuing
  • 33 days holiday

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Role Function

Reporting to the Training Manager, the Assistant Training Manager will help manage a new training facility, taking day to day control of the design and delivery of theory and practical training packages for clients comprehensive product range and technology training modules.

Assistant Training Manager Candidate Specification

  • The Assistant Training Manager will have experience in delivering both theoretical and practical training
  • Qualified to City & Guilds 3667-2 or -3
  • BT Openreach approved trainer (preferable)
  • Minimum of five years’ experience installing outside plant fiber networks underground and over head
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fiber cable preparation, splicing, connectorisation, cleaning, inspection, use of optical test equipment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of underground and overhead deployment including cabinets, poles, closures, MDU’s and customer connections

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Copper LAN, Fiber LAN, Fiber to multiple connections
  • Design and delivery of technology training modules
  • Develop and deliver customer tailored, nationally recognized training programs both theory and practical
  • Liaising with product Management and R&D teams to ensure comprehensive training packages are developed for the latest products in a timely fashion
  • Be able to work with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop training plans and programs for client’s product portfolio
  • Administer and manage student registration and certification 
  • Deliver and assess training programs
  • Cultivate a continuous professional development culture within the Fiber to the Home community

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality 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