Peter is a conscientious and methodical Senior Consultant, with over 18 years’ experience in specialist engineering recruitment.  Over the years he has created a strong portfolio of clients and candidates who are very happy to keep coming back to repeatedly use his expert services, due to his professional, focused and friendly approach. He is a specialist in Design, R&D and Project Recruitment and has a strong track record of finding engineers where there are skills shortages.  Having originally spent 11 years in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, has given Peter a strong interest and passion in engineering and how products are developed and made.

Peter is a conscientious and methodical Senior Consultant, with over 18 years’ experience in specialist engineering recruitment.  Over the years he has created a strong portfolio of clients and candidates who are very happy to keep coming back to repeatedly use his expert services, due to his professional, focused and friendly approach. He is a specialist in Design, R&D and Project Recruitment and has a strong track record of finding engineers where there are skills shortages.  Having originally spent 11 years in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, has given Peter a strong interest and passion in engineering and how products are developed and made.

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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

 

Design Engineer Contract – Hydraulic & Pneumatic Valves

We are a well-respected employer within the technology engineering sector and are seeking to recruit proven Contract Design Engineer with strong knowledge of Hydraulic & Pneumatic Valves, to join our Midlands based R&D team. 

Benefits: 

  • The role will be given the freedom to self-manage projects and split the daily function into CAD and hands-on Development Testing how you see fit.
  • £25 - £30 Per Hour Ltd, or via (FCSA) approved umbrella provider. (The project has been defined as being inside IR35)
  • 3 – 6 Months Contract

Duties of a Design Engineer   

  • As a proven Design Engineer you will be required to undertake both the design and test of various hydraulic and pneumatic components. 

Requirements of a Design Engineer    

  • Ideally you will hold formal Apprenticeship, HND or Degree in Mechanical Engineering qualification and a proven background in Hydraulics and Pneumatics Design and R&D (3D Solidworks, Creo, Inventor)  

The Design Engineer role is commutable from Birmingham, Dudley, Kidderminster, Wednesbury, West Bromwich & Stafford, Lichfield, Cannock

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

 

Junior Design Engineer (Green Energy Products)

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Design Engineer with a minimum of 12 months Post-Graduation Design experience to join a NEW full product development lifecycle team in the Birmingham area.

A well-established product development organisation are looking to expand their product portfolio by moving into the Green Energy Market and are investing heavily in a new team that can design and develop a product that can be brought to market within the next 24 months. 

  • £26,000 - £28,000
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Pension 
  • Full Project Ownership
  • Great Career Development

The role of a Junior Design Engineer is to be part of a small growing team of engineers and will be quickly trained and supported to manage complete turnkey projects within a short period of time.

  • 3D CAD Design, from outlay, concept, and prototype, through to DFM and Design Change activities. 
  • Project Engineering activities of working closely with internal and external parties in relation to testing and certification and product approval. 
  • Test and Prove Electro-Mechanical technology 
  • Create ergonomic and functional products that will be exposed to the outdoor elements. 

The right applicant for the Junior Design Engineer will be:

  • Degree qualified in either Product or Mechanical Design 
  • Strong 3D CAD skills – (Solidworks or Creo)
  • Good exposure of Design for Manufacture principles 
  • Good exposure of Mechanical and Electrical R&D and Design Practices  
  • Strong Communication skills 
  • Good Project Engineering abilities 
  • 12 Months+ Industry experience 

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

Commutable from Coventry, Banbury, Birmingham, Warwick, Worcester, Redditch, Dudley

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

 

Design Engineer – Solidworks

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Design Engineer or Design Engineer with a minimum of 18 months Post-Graduation experience, to join a full Product Development Lifecycle Design Team in the South Staffordshire area. 

The company are currently involved with a wide range of international projects, that require concept design through to final build release for their customers, and current new business demands have given the company confidents to grow and invest in a stronger R&D Team to meet this growth.

Benefits:

  • £26,000 - £33,000
  • 32 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Pension 
  • Continuation Training 

Project Ownership

  • The role of a Design Engineer is to be part of a small team of 4 Designers and will be quickly trained and supported to manage complete turnkey projects within a short period of time. 
  • 3D CAD with Solidworks, from outlay, concept, and prototype, through to DFM and Design Change activities. 
  • Project Engineering activities of working closely with internal and external parties.

The right applicant for the Design Engineer will be:

  • Degree qualified in either Product or Mechanical Design 
  • Strong 3D CAD skills – (Solidworks)
  • Good exposure of Design for Manufacture principles 
  • Good exposure of Fabrications & Enclosures
  • Strong Communication skills 
  • Good Project Engineering abilities
  • 18 Months+ Industry experience 

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

Commutable from Tamworth, Lichfield, Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, Burton, Cannock

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

 

Design Engineer (Fluid Power Applications) 

We are working with a fast-growing R&D facility in the North Birmingham area that are looking to increase their existing product portfolio with the introduction of a new range of fluid powered devices. 

The new product range will include both Hydraulic and Pneumatic powered devices that will need to meet the current UK and European safety and compliance standards.

Benefits:

  • £40,000
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare
  • Bonus 
  • Continuation Training 
  • Project Ownership

The Design Engineer role will be split between hands on R&D development duties and project / liaison activities with partners, suppliers and test agencies in the UK and overseas. 

A strong knowledge of fluid power applications is required in both a Design and Test capacity, combined with the ability to collate and present reports and test findings. 

The role will play a key part in the creation and the development of early-stage testing and approval processes, with new product development and design change activities coming also into play within a short period of time after the position has started. 

Working with the existing R&D Teams and overseas partners it will be expected that the role will soon become a lead specialist engineering role within a larger multi-disciplined team, with future responsibilities for leading junior engineers as well.

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

Design Engineer Requirements

  • Degree Qualification in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Minimum of 3 years Design and Development experience with Fluid Power Applications.
  • Good 3D CAD ability 
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Strong Presentation and Report Writing Skills
  • Willingness to travel at short notice to various UK and European Locations. 
  • Good Project Engineering Skills
  • Ability to lead and Mentor Junior Staff 

The Design Engineer position is part of the organisation’s growth and expansion plans and there will be good opportunities for personal and career development within a short period of time after joining. 

Commutable from Cannock, Lichfield, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Stourbridge, Stafford, Dudley

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

 

PRODUCTION ENGINEER

We are working with an extremely busy special purpose machinery manufacturer, who have maintained and grown their customer base and business portfolio throughout the pandemic. 

This continued growth and with order books full for 2021 / 2022 means a Production Engineer is required to join an established team and help support the smooth transition and introduction of their machinery and products to market and meet the required delivery targets.  

The Production Engineer will work in a team environment to prepare manufacturing / procurement information that will be as cost effective, functional and reliable as is appropriate to the standards expected of the Company’s equipment.

Salary & Benefits:

  • £37,000 - £42,000
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays) 
  • Pension 
  • Training & Development 
  • Full ownership of Projects. 

Responsibilities and Duties of a Production Engineer:

  • Develop and create project Bill of Materials within the company ERP system.
  • Review new design concepts before they are finalised to ensure manufacturability.
  • Liaison with Supply Chain to ensure suitability of manufacturing design.
  • Liaison with suppliers and Procurement Team to arrange quotations against designs in advance of placing requisitions – to allow for efficient order placement once released as the sourcing decision will have been determined.
  • Preparation of detailed parts lists of all items called up on manufacturing drawings and as otherwise required with reference to the Company’s computerised part-numbering system.
  • Compiling, issuing and maintaining all such manufacturing information. 
  • Manage engineering tasks relating to project demands.
  • Own allocated new designs and design changes within product range producing a complete package of documents as necessary to fully establish the design definition.
  • Evaluate components for incorporation into the Company’s products, ensuring that such components are both cost effective and fit for the purpose required.
  • Preparation of design and purchasing specifications.
  • Preparation of cost estimates and outline specifications of design activity for incorporation into quotations.
  • Represent the Team at appropriate meetings and reviews.
  • Ensure that, where appropriate, standard components are used – this requires thoroughly checking the ERP system for existing designs and items already in stock before committing to a new design.

Experience and Qualifications – Production Engineer

  • A formal qualification in Engineering 
  • A working knowledge of Machinery Design and Manufacture 
  • A good understanding of Design Change, NPI and Quality 
  • A proven background in liaison with suppliers and partners.
  • Good experience with ERP systems 
  • Excellent communication skills 

This Prodiuction Engineer role is commutable from: Southampton, Eastleigh, Bournemouth, Winchester, Guildford, Newbury 

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

 

Project Engineer – Chemical Plant Process Equipment 

We have an opportunity for an experienced Project Engineer with equipment and machinery installation and site plant layout design exposure, to join a Midlands based Project Management Office.

The company are currently seeing a large uplift in demand for their products and project systems engineering as the world starts to return to normal and more countries reopen their borders for engineering / site build projects. 

Project Engineer Salary & Package:

  • £35,000 - £50,000 D.O.E 
  • Pension
  • Bonus 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays) 
  • 37 Hour Week (1pm Finish Fridays) 
  • Company Expenses 
  • Company Laptop
  • Company Mobile 
  • Career Development Scheme 
  • Complete Project Ownership 

The company supply machinery and complete turnkey Plant System Designs for customers all over the world and have a proud history for creating and installing working solutions for their customers within quick and cost effective timelines. 

Based in the Midlands office the role will work with internal and external partners to project manage and create layout plans and drawings and facilitate the collective delivery of machinery and ancillary equipment to customers sites within agreed timelines. 

The company as a global group are seeing some fantastic growth in customers’ demands for new machinery and the need to for a complete turnkey system design and installation service. 

The position will require experience of working in either a Chemical / Pharmaceutical or Food Process environment and have a strong knowledge of ancillary support equipment and processes. 

2D & 3D CAD Design to create P&ID’s and 3D Visualisations will play a big part of role, along with working out complex engineering solutions to ensure, Pump, Hydraulics, Waste Management, Platform and Dust and Fume Extractions Systems can be built to the bespoke needs of each individual project, 

A good working knowledge of HAZOP’s, ATEX and H&S procedures and ratings within a Chemical Process Production environment is essential, along with the latest safety standards relating to working on-site and in hazardous environments. 

The right candidate for the role of Project Engineer will have the following:

  • A formal engineering qualification in either Chemical or Mechanical Engineering (HND /Degree) 
  • Strong 2D & 3D Cad skills (AutoCAD / Inventor or similar) 
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of machinery and equipment site installation 
  • A minimum of 1 years recent experience of working in a Chemical Process Production environment 
  • A good understanding of ATEX and HAZAOP’s Ratings and Standards 
  • Excellence Communication Skills
  • Willingness to travel internationally (6 – 10 times a years) 
  • Excellent Project Management Skills 
  • Strong IT Skills 
  • Good Presentation and Report Writing Skills 

This is a great opportunity for a Project Engineer who may have already gained 3 years experience in industry and is now seeking a step up, or a more experienced individual who is seeking more work variety, job security and a new challenge.

This Project Engineer role is Commutable from: Tamworth, Birmingham, Lichfield, Derby, Leicester, Cannock, Coventry, Stafford

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

 

Project Manager - (Building and Infrastructure Delivery)

We have an exciting opportunity to join a major manufacturing organisation that have a multi-site facility across the central band of the UK, to support their building and infrastructure use, development, and expansion plans. 
The organisation employs thousands of staff across the globe and have many types of engineering and commercial departments within their UK Group. 

Project Manager Salary & Benefits 

  • £52,000
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare 
  • Death in Services 
  • Car 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays) 

The role will be responsible to Project Manager and optimised the sustainable use of the organisations Real Estate through management of strategic building & infrastructure projects on behalf of internal stakeholders with targets for delivery on time, to agreed quality and at agreed cost.

The position will independently lead multiple projects based on property (Real Estate) process, to provide functional & efficient work environments for the various internal business partners within given targets for cost, quality, time and life-cycle cost. 

Project delivery being achieved at the highest levels of quality using approved systems, processes, tools and methods during the planning, realisation and handover phases will play a critical part of the role, but additional duties will include preparing facilities for optimised operational use of all service processes (Security, FM, IT…etc) throughout the life cycle of the facility. 

The position will also be a key player in resolving conflicts with either internal stakeholders or external consultants & construction companies in order for projects to meet cost, time and quality targets. 

The right candidate for the position of Project Manager will have the following skills and attributes:

  • A formal qualification in a Civil, Project Management or Engineering subject.
  • Excellent skills in project management and the execution of multiple large projects.
  • Demonstrated ability of high-level stakeholder management.
  • Knowledge of future building standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate between business need and technical requirements.
  • Strong competence in alternative contractual models for project realization. 
  • Willingness to travel on a regular basis between sites.

This role is commutable from: Oxford, Birmingham, Coventry, London, Amersham, Banbury, Maidenhead, Warwick, Bicester

 

Product Support & Test Technician – Electronics

Based within a small engineering business that is part of a larger European Group, the role will be part of the Test and Development Team that is primary responsible for the development of electronic component parts of the organisation’s product range. 

The company has a proud history for always being an innovative leader and for being in recent times, the first to introduce specialist technology to market.

The Product Support Technician will form a key role in this business and an important part of product development process.

Product Support & Test Technician Benefits:

  • £25,000 - £35,000
  • Pension – Contributions
  • 33 Days Holidays 
  • Bonus
  • Career Development  

The primary duties of the Product Support & Test Technician will be:

  • To maintain technical data systems relating to product design and manufacture.
  • To define and introduce new products.
  • To provide technical support to other departments within the company.
  • To maintain company product and materials specification systems.
  • To maintain product data via ERP item master, bill of material and routing files.
  • To maintain libraries of technical data relating to products, materials and components.
  • To maintain technical equipment and perform product testing.
  • Organise manufacture of new product samples.           

The Primary Requirements for the Product Support Technician:

  • A formal qualification in engineering ONC (NVQ level 3) or above (including basic electronics knowledge).
  • Be Self-motivation and have good attention to detail.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with all levels (both internally and externally)
  • Good PC skills, particularly MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Experience of basic electronics hand-assembly.

This Product Support & Test Technician role is commutable from: Stowmarket, Thetford, Bury St Edmunds, Braintree, Newmarket

 

Technical Support Technician – AutoCAD

We are working with an organisation that provides technology and state-of-the-art products to the Building Services industry, who are seeing a fast return to pre-pandemic levels of orders and requirements for their products from their European customer base. 

Supporting the Technical Estimating and Technical Sales Teams a Technical Support Technician is required to assist in the design scope out and planning for the quote phases of new projects and support all of the document and CAD related requirements that will ensure the correct installation of products on to a customer’s site. 

Technical Support Technician Salary Package:

  • £24,000 - £25,000
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare
  • 26 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays
  • Flexible Working including Remote Working 

The role will be CAD centric with the ability to detail drawings for specific project installations, carry out and configure size and area dimensions and get directly involve in collating relevant information and test solutions documentation.

  • Producing Sales Quotes for customers from information provided by the internal Estimating and Technical Sales teams.
  • Support the quote and planning phases of projects by dealing with and answering customers queries, via telephone and email.
  • Support the estimating and sales teams with the rollout of new project initiatives to partners and customers. 
  • All CAD work will be carried out in 2D.

Requirements for a Technical Support Technician

  • A formal qualification in a Civil or Engineering subject.
  • Have a good proven working knowledge of Design and CAD (AutoCAD)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Minimum of 2-year experience of working in a Technical Support or Estimating type of role. 
  • Excellent Administration skills (IT / MS Office)
  • A good understanding of the Building Services industry sectors)

This Technical Support Technician role is commutable from: Birmingham, Tamworth, Derby, Lichfield, Leicester, Burton, Coventry, Stone

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

 

Electronic Engineer

We are working with a fast paced and dynamic organisation that has seen continued growth since the middle of 2020 and are on track to see one of their busiest years in their company’s history for 2021.  The company design and develop a range of safety products that are used in the process and manufacturing sectors and support and work with some of the biggest names in the engineering sectors.

As an Electronic Engineer, you will support the continuing growth of the design department and the role will also involve leading a team of electronic engineers, working alongside other engineering disciplines, designing hardware and embedded software to extend the organisations range of products, whilst still be involved in hands-on design.

The salary and benefits package for an Electronic Engineer

  • Competitive salary - £30,000 - £40,000
  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays.
  • Life Insurance cover
  • Pension Scheme with company contribution
  • Share Scheme with Annual Allocation
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Long Service Recognition
  • Free On-Site Parking

The duties and responsibilities of an Electronic Engineer 

  • Line management of the Electronics Design team
  • Planning and allocation of resource within their team to meet company goals and deadlines.
  • Be the electronics technical lead for the company.
  • Implementing tools and processes for the efficient running of the team and department
  • Design and maintenance of hardware and embedded software for use within the company
  • Layout and tracking of PCB designs.
  • Prototyping and testing of designs and products
  • Assessment and documentation of products against specifications and standards

Requirements and Qualifications 

  • Degree or similar qualification in Electronics Engineering or comparable subject
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working in Electronics Design.
  • Experience in electronics hardware design, development, and testing; including schematic design and PCB layout.
  • Experience in embedded firmware design, development, and testing
  • Electronics design in a highly regulated industry
  • Experience in firmware design for STM32 microcontrollers
  • EMC design and test experience
  • Experience of firmware unit testing; preferably using Tessy.

This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing organisation, where R&D and New Product Innovation sit central to the organisation’s growth and expansion plans for the business going forward. 

Electronics Engineers who are seeking that next step on the ladder, to combine leadership and hands-on development and design duties at the same time, would be a perfect match for this position. 

This Electronic Engineer role is commutable from Birmingham, Worcester, Wolverhampton, Telford, Stafford, Lichfield, Coventry, Redditch and Stone. 

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

 

We have an opportunity for a Production Planner to join a manufacturing consumer goods company in the Shropshire area that is seeing a high-level of growth in 2021.

The role of Production Planner will work within the Production Control Department and will be responsible for planning resources for the assembly line and supply chain analysis.

The position will also provide an effective supervisory role for the Data and Production Control entry clerks and will collate the schedule of meeting reports.

Production Planner Benefits:

  • Salary £25,000 - £27,200
  • 31 Days Holiday Inc Bank Holidays
  • Work in a Covid-safe adapted working environment
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Pay Care Health Cash Plan
  • Free Car Parking and Safe Bike Store
  • Subsidised Restaurant
  • Training and career development opportunities for all staff
  • Access to onsite Medical Advice
  • Product staff discount
  • Perks At Work staff discount membership
  • Staff bonus scheme related to performance
  • Full training is provided and further career development.
  • 39 hrs a week (Mon-Thur 8am to 5.15pm and Fridays 8am to 12 noon) 

Main Duties of a Production Planner:

  • Coordinating the preparation of Operating Planning.
  • Advising on schedule trends and proposing changes as necessary to meet both their customer requirements and the company’s objectives with regard to efficiency.
  • Coordination of the daily schedules for the Assembly area, advising any deviation from the schedule and proposed recovery plans.
  • Coordinate the daily work of the Production Planning department in-line with the company objectives.
  • Control and Planning of promotion activities, ensuring the Quality, Cost and Delivery requirements are met.
  • Issue of monthly reports to the Departmental Manager detailing achievement against schedule and results of monthly activities.
  • Ensure that all areas have up to date Procedures and Training Manuals and that staff have received on the job training. 
  • Assist in the running out of components effected by an ECN.
  • Promote the culture of Continuous and Improvement and 5’s throughout the department.
  • Produce accurate, quality results first time with the minimum of supervision.
  • Ensure the section is kept tidy and promote 5S/5W activities.
  • Compliance with all SOX, ISO9001 & ISO14001 procedures and regulations.

Production Planner Requirements:

  • Qualified to ‘A level’ or equivalent standard
  • A good understanding of MRP Systems
  • Computer Literate (Excel)
  • Experience in working in a Production Planning Department.
  • Experience of working in a high-volume manufacturing company.

This is a great opportunity to join a modern fast pace organisation where staff training and career development are on offer for all employees.

This Production Planner's role is Commutable from: Telford, Wolverhampton, Stourbridge, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Newtown

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