CREO Design Engineer

Job Description


Our world-leading client is looking for an experienced Creo Design Engineer. This position is inside IR35.

This is a hybrid role. Their expectation is that to start with, you will be required to onsite 1 or 2 days per week.

Contract duration is initially until the end of the year, but this may be extended.

Contract Duration: 7 months
Pay: £31.32 per hour (inside IR35)

Design Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Ideally Degree educated, although not essential
  • CREO experience is essential
  • Ability to work on your own
  • A good team player
  • 3D and 2D experience
  • Experience of casting, machining, manufacturing processes and their limitations would be required
  • Some automotive experience would be nice but is not essential
  • Windchill experience would be a big advantage
  • GD&T ASME Y14.5.2009
  • Integrated Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (iDFMEA)

Key Responsibilities

  • Use PTC Creo Parametric 7 to develop 3D Models and 2D Drawings of components and assemblies. 
  • Takes engineering aerodynamic profiles develops components to comply with customer space constraints (engine chassis pipework etc).
  • Works with an understanding of the application, product life, cost, manufacturing processes, assembly and service.
  • Likely to be experienced in casting design and with an understanding of varied machining processes.
  • Understands the basics of aerodynamic design and finite element stress analysis and able to work collaboratively with client functions to result in a robust design solution which complies with company standards.
  • Applies technical expertise on complex components or projects with minimal supervision.
  • Translates customer technical profile and interface constraints into a practical component or assembly level model and drawing.
  • Integrates aerodynamic designs into component design.
  • Applies technical knowledge to package designs into various installations.
  • Participates as a key contributor and is accountable for project success. Demonstrates depth of knowledge of engineering discipline(s) and leverages expertise on other projects.
  • Works collaboratively and proactively with other functions (such as FE Analysis teams) to ensure a robust design outcome

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



Product Functional Test Technology Engineer

Our world-leading client is looking for a Product Functional Test Technology Engineer, inside IR35. The initial assignment duration is 12 months with the possibility of extension.

This laboratory test focused position designs or specifies test systems that allow operation of client’s products in a laboratory environment for engineering evaluation to optimize their product designs.

This position also involves the specification, design, implementation, validation and support of test systems including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, instrumentation, data acquisition and control systems.

You will be based on the Darlington site every day.

  • 12 months, possibly longer
  • £18.00 - £22.00 per hour (this role is inside IR35)

Product Functional Test Technology Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Preferred candidates will have at least 2 years relevant experience working in a laboratory/test cell environment such as a non-exempt role, temporary student employeeship, co-op, or other similar activities or roles.
  • College, university, or equivalent associate degree or certification in an appropriate STEM field is preferred.
  • Must be logical and organised
  • Experienced with data analysis
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to question and challenge Data driven

Product Functional Test Technology Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Investigates product test system and process problems, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results with guidance from more experienced team members.
  • Applies and supports the improvement of processes such as test system specification, design and validation and tools such as FMEA, 7-step problem-solving, and process hazard analysis, required to support the processes and enable high quality decision-making.
  • Obtains input and negotiates with lab customers, lab technicians, and component suppliers and delivers test system requirements, processes, and instructions to lab technicians, product functional test engineers and equipment suppliers.
  • Make decisions in the areas of component selection, calibration processes, and operating processes that impact test equipment accuracy, reliability and operating cost.
  • Owns problem resolution for moderately complex components, products, systems, subsystems or services with a greater degree of technical complexity and ambiguity over the entry level engineer level and with greater accountability to the project team.
  • Provides independent execution of established work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge; engages with the improvement of systems and processes.
  • Involves minimal direct management of people but could involve the coordination and direction of work amongst technicians and/or temporary student employees.
  • Obtain and negotiate customer requirements for testing internal combustion engines and aftertreatments, as well as new powertrains & vehicles.

Other Duties

  • Translate test requests into daily test plan and instructions actionable by Test Operations & the Powertrain Testing Team.
  • Coordinate with Test Technology and Test Controls to ensure availability and accuracy of the equipment.
  • Report daily the status of the test requests vs schedule.
  • Process the output data and assess their quality using accepted standards in alignment with the requirements of the engineer responsible for making product decisions.
  • Apply and drive improvement processes in the areas of setup of test articles, automatic test sequences, equipment management.
  • Help training junior employees and / or placement student.

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



Our world-leading client is looking for a Design Engineer, inside IR35. The initial assignment duration is 6 months with the possibility of extension.

This is a hybrid role, meaning you will be expected to work on site at Milton Keynes one day per week and will be working from home the rest of the time.

  • 6 months, possibly longer
  • £28.50 per hour (this role is inside IR35)

Mechanical Design Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Creo CAD modelling (solid/surface) & design in context expertise essential, with an understanding of fundamental mechanical design.
  • Must be driven, a self-starter.
  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline with a minimum 2-years relevant experience is required.
  • Experience with plastic injection moulding / casting / fabrication design is highly desirable.
  • Understanding of fundamental mechanical design (DFM, DFA, static/dynamic loading, structural mechanics).
  • Expertise in selection of mechanical components, suitable materials & joining technologies to meet system requirements.
  • Experience following product development cycles & delivery of mechanical designs for key design gateways.
  • Ability to apply fundamental engineering principles from concept through to detail design.
  • Understanding of Geometric dimensioning & tolerancing leading to robust DFM & location strategies that aligns with Lean Manufacturing principles.

Mechanical Design Engineer Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • This person will be responsible to deliver the design of components within the Mounting Systems commodity group for a commercial battery application.
  • Ensure a robust design and compatibility with other sub-systems and components (concept, design, quality, selection of right material and components and design for manufacturing).
  • Responsible for the specification, design & drawings of mechanical elements of their components.
  • The role will require an understanding of physical, informational, electrical & material interactions between components.
  • Deliver component requirements & meet quantitative targets (weight, cost, size) while ensuring a robust design that is right first time.
  • Ensure DFMEA, Engineering Specifications, Standards, Design Rules & Guidelines, Requirements, Statement of Work process/documents are effectively implemented in the design condition at the appropriate design maturity gateways.
  • Meet commodity timing plans to ensure the design team is able to deliver to critical program milestones.
  • Identify key mechanical failure modes & validation workstreams in order to capture these.
  • Lead issue resolution for mechanical component failures throughout validation.
  • Support Lead Engineers & Commodity owners with suppliers reviews through design phases, procurement of prototypes and production tooling development system multi-physics FEA models beneficial (static & dynamic).

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



This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer, to work with an established leader in their market, who are part of an international manufacturer, operating from a new, state-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, increasing revenue by 6 million this past year, 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 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

  • £38,000 - £40,000
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Performance bonus, 15% of salary
  • 33 days holiday
  • Family type work environment 
  • Tremendous company growth

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

Design Engineer Role Function

The Design Engineer will create new products and take responsibility from inception to final design within an agreed timeline. You will meet customer and sales expectations through customizing existing products and components to their new product requirements within short deadlines.

Candidate Specification

  • A proven Design Engineer, who is self-motivated and self-managing, with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Essentially, you will have proven experience of designing from concept to final product.
  • Simulation and Testing experience would be highly advantageous.
  • At least five years’ experience in a product development role with plastic and rubber mouldings – ideally.
  • Experience in metal work fabrication, and in sealing technologies to prevent the ingress of water and dust.
  • HNC/HND qualified.
  • Experience in 3D CAD, PTC Creo experience would be an advantage, but is not essential, other 3D proficiencies will be accepted.
  • Works well to deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Design Engineer will manage projects to improve performance and reliability of present and future products, covering the concept, specification, tender and development of new products or components
  • Design the aesthetics, materials and functionality of new products
  • Use Creo CAD system to design and visualise projects create 2D drawings to enable procurement of tooling and components
  • Create photo realistic images from 3D models and assembly’s for customer visualisation
  • Undertake model making, prototyping and product testing
  • Communicate effectively with customers, colleagues and vendors involved in a project, liaise with customers to identify their requirements
  • Plan effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time, to standard and to budget

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



An outstanding opportunity has a risen for a new Software Sales position.

Do you have previous Software Sales Experience? in this exciting role you will be presenting software solutions to potential clients whose main function is B2B. This will primarily be via web demonstrations or occasionally direct face to face meetings at the clients’ offices.

If you are looking to join a growing innovative company, then this is the position for you

  • £35,000 - £40,000 – Depending on experience 
  • The chance to remote work at times 
  • An OTE of up to £80,000 

Software Sales Manager Duties:

  • The ability to present the company’s unique Software Solutions
  • Previous software sales negotiating experience 
  • Understand the needs of the potential client
  • Offer customers software solutions  

Software Sales Manager Requirements:

  • Have a history of managing a sales pipeline 
  • Comfortable with communicating in a professional manner, on either live presentation or via email
  • It would be an advantage to understand the key basic principles of Data Management & Database Tables and general methods of Data Transfer 
  • Understanding terms like API, Web Services, and SFTP would be ideal 

This is a dynamic role and suitable ideally for someone who is looking to advance their career in the Software Sales position at a fast-paced growing company.

This Software Sales Manager role is commutable from: Leeds, Huddersfield, Bradford, Rochdale, Wakefield, Castleford, Halifax

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994



We are recruiting a Credit Controller for a team based near Leeds. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in performing Credit Control duties on a mainly B2B basis.

You will succeed on the thrill of contacting their c1,000 accounts with a balance of c£1m, by telephone, supported by email where required, and achieving collection and contact targets. 

Along with sociable working hours Monday – Friday 40-hour week the Credit Controller benefits include:

  • Salary of £25,000 
  • 28 days holiday
  • Company Pension
  • Death in Service x2
  • Employee reward scheme 

For the role of Credit Controller, you must have a proven track record of cash collection and an ICM qualification would be desirable although not essential.

Some duties may include: 

  • Daily proactive telephone contact with customers to obtain payment of due/overdue debts
  • Reviewing credit limits, including obtaining credit checks/references
  • Logging queries and following through to satisfactory resolution
  • Carrying out account reconciliations as required

The role of Credit Controller is commutable from Wakefield, Leeds, and Pontefract. 

If you have hesitated about moving over the past few months, this is a great opportunity to join an organisation that won’t be affected by any potential fallout from the current economic climate.


New year new role: Are you actively seeking a New challenging & exciting position, Are you a Multi-Skilled Maintenance engineer holding an Electrical biased background, if so then this may be the role for you!! 

We are currently assisting a Leading organisation in search for an Electrical biased maintenance engineer to join their already established Maintenance team. 

This Maintenance electrician role is commutable from the following locations: Leeds / York / West Yorkshire 

Benefits the Maintenance Electrician will receive: 

  • Salary £34,000 
  • Holiday 30 days 
  • Life Assurance 
  • 9% Pension Scheme 
  • Working Days 

Experience with Maintenance Electrician will hold & Requirements: 

  • Ideally holding a multi-skilled background – electrically biased 70/30 split 
  • Proven electrical and mechanical abilities 
  • Holding fault finding abilities with Siemen S5 & S7 PLC’s 
  • Experience with the following: Hydraulics & Pneumatics, conveyor systems, overhead cranes, motor and drives. 
  • Experience with electrical installation. 
  • Previous experience within a Heavy engineering environment. 
  • Holding good knowledge with PPM systems. 
  • Ideally we are looking for Apprentice trained engineers 
  • Holding a HNC or City & Guilds in Electrical or mechanical engineering. 
  • IEE 17th Edition to also be held.

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