CFA DESIGN ENGINEER

Job Description

With over 40 years of history, client is one of the UK’s leading businesses in the Sheet Piling and Bored Piling industry, providing bespoke design and installation services to the civil engineering and construction industries across the United Kingdom and beyond.

A role of CFA Design Engineer has become available, as part of the company growth plan. 

CFA Design Engineer Role Overview

  • The CFA Design Engineer works within the Estimating team whose principal objective is to identify new business opportunities by preparing design solutions, estimates and tender proposals for the delivery of a variety of piling disciplines that meets the customer’s needs and in accordance with the Company’s Sales and Commercial Strategy.
  • The role is design and estimating. You will need to be proficient in working with design software such as AutoCAD / Wallap / Cads (or similar) and Microsoft Word and Excel and also have an understanding of the estimating process. 
  • You will be expected to work from a bill of quantities, or a set of drawings and any other form of enquiry documents a client will issue and provide piling designs and price estimates for everything from a one-off scheme to ongoing projects which will be completed over several months.
  • You will be required to follow a project through with any design requirements as the project develops or progresses.
  • You will be expected to have combined site experience with quantity surveying skills, commercial acumen and a mind capable of financial analysis.
  • This is a customer focused role that requires you to have the ability to engage with clients to determine their needs and articulate those requirements in order to provide a solution-based proposal.

CFA Design Engineer Benefits:

  • £31,000 - £36,000
  • Home Working
  • Car Allowance
  • Pension
  • Private Medical
  • Life Assurance

CFA Design Engineer Essential Candidate Requirements

  • BA Engineering / Civil Engineering – or equivalent in relevant experience
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in heavy civil engineering
  • Previous CFA Design Engineer experience

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

SIMILAR JOBS

 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Piling Design & Estimating Engineer with a leading UK business. The business has multiple sites, a 76 million turnover with aspirations of pushing on further. This is a permanent full-time work from home role, with a couple of visits to the South East office per month, so the incumbent can be based any where within reason.

Piling Design Engieer Benefits:

  • Full time homeworking
  • £50,000 salary plus car allowance or company vehicle
  • 33 days holiday
  • Share scheme
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 6% employer pension
  • Life cover

This senior Piling Design role is pivotal in the development of the South East Regional Office within the piling discipline. Substantial experience will be gained in CFA, CHD, Tubular Steel and Precast driven piles for a market leading specialist renowned for innovation and development.

  • Reporting to the Area Manager, you will cover all aspects of the regional piling work winning activities with a certain level of autonomy (depending on experience), in respect of pile design and technical sales including CFA, CHD, Tubular Steel and Precast Driven. Some overlap may occur with the Mini piling team in respect of technical support and sales, and liaison with other regions will be required in terms of sales intelligence, pricing levels and R and D.
  • This role offers much diversity in terms of work activities from design, through estimating, technical sales and then follow up, in a demanding yet extremely challenging environment working for a highly regarded specialist.
  • Piling Design will include bearing piles, tension piles laterally loaded piles and retaining walls. Design includes both tender and contract design and site redesign as required.
  • The individual will manage all incoming piling enquiries, including assessment of opportunities and allocation of tenders/designs and includes estimating, tendering and client interaction / negotiation to the point where orders are secured, and provide ongoing support throughout the life of a project if required.
  • There will be some work providing support dealing with site issues as and when these arise. This includes contract redesigns, rectification of design issues and liaising with external approving authorities and Engineers if required.
  • Reporting to the Area Manager the role should provide effective control of the Technical and Estimating element of the discipline ensuring compliance with the company management system and business strategy.

Piling Design Engieer Person Specification:

  • You will preferably be a Chartered Civil Engineer
  • Client is looking for proven Piling Design experience, CFA and retaining walls
  • You will be a solid, well experienced Piling Design Engineer. If required, the estimating side can be taught
  • Flexibility, attending the South East office a couple of times per month

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

Design Engineer

We are working with a company that are looking to strengthen their Design and Product Team with experienced CAD biased Engineers / Technicians. 

As an organisation they have seen a steady flow of business throughout the last 18 months and are now experiencing a real upturn in new sales from new and existing customers.

The company bespoke design and manufacture a wide range of fabricated and structural products that are supplied to a number of different industry sectors.

To meet this demand and to also fulfil the organisations own expansion plans, new roles now exist for Design Engineers.

Benefits:

  • £26,000 - £30,000
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays)

Purpose of a Design Engineer:

  • Design of products using design software and product manuals in support of the sales force.
  • Project Design: - To meet loads, sizes, applications and timescales.
  • Drawing Support: - To Outline, Quotation, Approval, Installation and Assembly details
  • Bill of materials: - Manufactured material, purchased material/services, installation, MHE and other. Phased to suit order build programme.

Design Engineer Daily Duties:

  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) software to create 2D designs.
  • Liaise with clients to identify their requirements.
  • Assessing the usability, environmental impact, and safety of a design
  • Produce accurate bill of materials for system entry.
  • Liaise with suppliers and internal support functions to obtain quotations for components, Installation and plant.
  • Reduce cost of failure through accurate design.
  • Follow design processes and procedures.
  • Plan effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time, to standard and to budget.

The Design Engineer must have the ability to:

  • To communicate appropriately in a clear, confident and professional manner with internal and external contacts.
  • To achieve targets set and work towards the next levels of competence in the design structure.
  • To help and support the success of the team, primarily the design team, but also extending to help and support associated parts of the business as required.
  • To continuously develop and learn new skills to achieve and exceed the business targets.
  • Take a keen interest in designing solutions and be able to push the boundaries within technical confines to provide the customer with a solution that suits the customers’ requirements.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A formal qualification in a technical subject 
  • Drawing software (AutoCAD packages)
  • Microsoft Office software 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A creative flair and design ability
  • Good visual and spatial awareness
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a busy and dynamic team, where projects are varied and will often offer different design challenges. 

Commutable from Wolverhampton, Telford, Birmingham, Stourbridge, Dudley, Stafford, Welshpool, Ludlow

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

 

PILING SUPERVISOR

Reporting to the Piling Manager, the Piling Supervisor will manage contracts efficiently, profitably, and safely ensuring compliance with all statutory obligations.

Piling Supervisor Key Interfaces in this role: Piling Operatives & Foreman and Pile Testing

Hours and Benefits

  • £35,000 - £37,500
  • 41.5 hours per week
  • 33 days holiday, plus Christmas shutdown
  • Company car / car allowance
  • 6% employer pension
  • Life assurance

Commutable From: Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Frome, Swindon, 

Piling Supervisor Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Produce, monitor and maintain all piling files and enquiries, including archiving (hard copies and electronic) to comply with Company’s QA system
  • Obtain briefing from Piling Manager and carryout site visits to assess and manage works for the Piling operation
  • Advise the Piling Manager of variations in requirements of site conditions which may affect the tendered works, for example start dates
  • Inform the Piling Manager of any specific requirements prior to the placement of order requests. Advise and agree on extras with the Client and Manager
  • On a weekly basis carry out compliance checks on ongoing works, toolbox talks and site safety inspections. Where possible visit site on day one of the project to assess early driving conditions
  • Liaise daily with Operators on rig performance, daily rig figures and material deliveries to enable accurate monitoring of work in progress for submission to the departmental Quantity Surveyor
  • On completion of works ensure works meet specification, agree all variations and customer satisfaction 

Piling Supervisor Candidate Specification

  • The Piling Supervisor will have previous experience of managing piling contracts
  • Flexibility with nationwide travel 
  • Experience of carrying out pre-start meetings with clients and completing all QA documentation
  • Assist in organising mobilisation of the Company’s plant and materials to site
  • You will have experience of maintaining working relationships with client’s representatives and dealing with administrative matters arising during the contract period
  • Procurement of site paperwork including preparation of foreman’s pack, CDM pack and site-specific RAM’s and advise the office of materials to be cleared, close out work in progress and base CVR figures
  • Collection and collating of site production figures, reporting to area office on a weekly basis
 

CNC PROGRAMMER - TURNING

An independent sub-contract machine shop in the Oxfordshire is looking to recruit a CNC Programmer – mill/turn. This clients work includes small batch work, one offs on various small to medium components from aerospace to automotive. This is a permanent position offering a good working environment and the opportunity to work within a strong and friendly team in a thriving and successful business.

Role and responsibilities

  • Programming, Setting & Operating CNC Mill/Turn machines 
  • Small to medium batch work Working to typical tolerances of +/- .001" (0.025mm) and occasional tolerances of +/- .0005" (0.0125 mm) 
  • You will be part of a great team, working within a modern and clean environment, producing high precision parts and components for aerospace and automotive industries
  • The nature of the work is small to medium batch with medium to high complexity
  • You will be machining to a very high standard

CNC Programmer Knowledge/ Experience Required

  • Working on a Binns and Berry lathe using Fanuc controls is essential
  • Experience working a Hi-Cells Hitachi Seiki is essential
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Apprentice trained with at least 5 years’ experience

CNC Programmer Attributes

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible can do attitude. 
  • Ability to adapt to new technology and work to timetables and deadlines 
  • Ability to improve and implement best practice

Hours and Salary

  • Monday to Thursday - working from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm (30 mins for lunch) 
  • Friday – working from 8.00 am to 3.30 pm (30 mins for lunch) 
  • Standard rate - £17 per hour 
  • Overtime payable at x 1.5 hourly rate (days) 

This CNC Programmer role is commutable From: Oxford, Cowley and Headington.

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

 

An independent sub-contract machine shop in the Oxfordshire is looking to recruit a CNC Programmer – mill/turn. This clients work includes small batch work, one offs on various small to medium components from aerospace to automotive. This is a permanent position offering a good working environment and the opportunity to work within a strong and friendly team in a thriving and successful business.

Role and responsibilities

  • Programming, Setting & Operating CNC Mill/Turn machines 
  • Small to medium batch work Working to typical tolerances of +/- .001" (0.025mm) and occasional tolerances of +/- .0005" (0.0125 mm) 
  • You will be part of a great team, working within a modern and clean environment, producing high precision parts and components for aerospace and automotive industries
  • The nature of the work is small to medium batch with medium to high complexity
  • You will be machining to a very high standard

CNC Programmer Knowledge/ Experience Required

  • Working on a Mazak 400, using Fanuc controls
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment.  
  • Apprentice trained with at least 5 years’ experience

CNC Programmer Attributes

  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible can do attitude. 
  • Ability to adapt to new technology and work to timetables and deadlines 
  • Ability to improve and implement best practice

Hours and Salary

  • Monday to Thursday - working from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm (30 mins for lunch) 
  • Friday – working from 8.00 am to 3.30 pm (30 mins for lunch) 
  • Standard rate - £17 per hour 
  • Overtime payable at x 1.5 hourly rate (days) 

This CNC Programmer role is commutable From: Oxford, Cowley and Headington.

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

 

Reporting to the Operations Director, this is a standalone quality management role. The department consists of this Senior Quality Engineer and a CMM Programmer.

You will be responsible for managing and improving the efficiency of The Quality Assurance Department.  Reducing Non-Conformance costs and aiming for right first time with zero customer complaints.  Progressing towards total quality ownership of all employees.

Review and update operations and processes to ensure that they conform to established total quality standards.

The position is titled ’Senior Quality Engineer’, but its effectively a Quality Manager role, with this individual running the quality department. 

Commutable From: Oxford, Bicester, Aylesbury, reading, Swindon, High Wycombe

Person Specification

  • A minimum of three years recent experience in a Senior Quality Engineer or Quality Manager, with the ability to train employees in quality related subjects.
  • CMM Programming, PC-DMIS experience is essential. CMM certification would be highly advantageous.
  • GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance).
  • Experience of AS9100 certifications.
  • Sound knowledge of inspection techniques, including:
  • the ability to interpret mechanical engineering drawings and determine appropriate measuring techniques.
  • the ability to produce credible inspection and associated reports.
  • Mechanical Engineering Qualification and an ISO 9000 Auditor qualification ideally.
  • Previous experience in managing Quality Management System.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Senior Quality Engineer will assure product quality and strive for continual total quality improvement. Develop cost effective processes to ensure that total quality is promoted.
  • Maintain relevant ISO and AS EN 9100 certifications or equivalent and any other area of “best practices”.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Quality Department; all forms of inspection and testing including, 1st off Intermediate and Final Inspection and compiling analysis reports and to supervise on inspection methods 
  • Provide QA training, including training of Operators in all aspects of inspection techniques and equipment, including the preparation of inspection equipment work instruction.
  • The Senior Quality Engineer will produce FAIR & 8Ds and undertake CMM programming as required.
  • Assisting in the effective management of the entire measurement and test equipment calibration system. 
  • Managing NCR database and provide quality assurance to ensure continuous improvement and managing External and Internal Audits.

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