Design / R&D / FEA

Our Design / Research & Development Resource Team are equipped and experienced specialists in searching and sourcing relevant engineers at all levels. This team consists of experienced consultants supported by a specialist sector researcher, covering all aspects of the needs and demands of a modern engineering customer base, from blue sky concept design, research and development, right through to design for product launch.


The name of Probe in the marketplace has developed an excellent reputation for quality thus ensuring that our clients come back tous having benefited from our superb service in the past. We also attract the very best engineers around due to finding the best positions, should they be Contract or Permanent, because we have the vacancies they are looking for.

Having one of the largest databases of Design Engineers in the UK also means that we attract a very large portfolio of companies who regularly tap into our vast resources and professional expertise.

How have we achieved this?

Probe started life in 1994 as a Design House and built up a very strong database of companies requiring a design service and have since gained an enviable reputation for quality and service. This progressed naturally to supplying client companies with designers on site and thus provided us a very natural progression into Recruitment as we fully understand our clients and candidates needs.

Today Probe offers a wide range of options that support all aspects of modern R&D needs that go far beyond just sending a CV and gives a service that is aimed at providing solutions for immediate, medium and long-term customer needs.

Manpower Resource:

This service is aimed at providing contractual and permanent engineers at short notice, to work either on or off site. These engineers have all been interviewed and screened for their qualifications, suitability and experience and many have a strong working history supporting our customers with their project workloads. This service can be either provided on a Contingency (No Win-No Fee), Retained Assignment or Executive Search basis.

The Complete Design Solution - 'Man & Box'

Not only can we find the right staff for our clients but we can also supply the 3D CAD software on site. We appreciate that not all companies have as many seats of CAD as they would like, hence, if the job needs to be done quickly we can provide the complete solution of ‘Man and Box’.

Key Areas of specialism:-

  • 2D & 3D CAD Design, Modelling & Detailing on all the major CAD packages (Product / Mechanical / Styling / Electro-Mechanical)
  • Electrical & Electronic Development / Test & Design
  • Finite Element Analysis , Hand Calculations, Linear, Non-Linear - Dynamic, Static
  • Mathematical and Simulation Software
  • CFD - Thermal, Fluid, Flow Analysis and Dynamics
  • NVH - Noise and Modal Analysis
  • Research and Development / Test Engineering - Durability, Calibration, Test , Control and Feasibility
  • Project Engineering / Management - Concept / Prototype / Process / Value Engineering / Design
  • Senior Department Heads – Engineering / Design / Test / Development

If you would like a confidential discussion surrounding strategic hiring for your organisation or your own career path we would be delighted to hear from you to determine how our services can assist you in finding the right solution so please call us on  0121 321 4311







This has to be the most exciting opportunity!!! 

The products are unique, the benefits available are genuinely, second to none!

If you are a Warehouse Manager, who is looking to join a progressive, busy, inclusive and stable organisation, then look no further.

The Warehouse department will be yours to lead and organise, to ensure that excellent service is delivered to all customers

Benefits for a Warehouse Manager:

  • Salary : £35,000 - £40,000
  • Generous Pension
  • Excellent Bonus
  • Superb Prospects
  • Other Unique Outstanding Benefits!

Duties of a Warehouse Manager:

  • Lead and manage your team
  • Support, organise and engage your team
  • Recruit and develop the team
  • Conduct performance and development appraisals
  • Identification of training needs
  • Discipline and grievance
  • Timekeeping and absence management
  • Organise and plan of resources in the Warehouse
  • Identification of areas for improvement
  • Manage the returns process
  • Adjustment of systems to ensure accuracy of data
  • Attend weekly, production, stock and quality meetings
  • Drive forward continuous improvements

Requirements of a Warehouse Manager:

  • Proven Warehouse Management experience
  • You will have gained your experience from within a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • It would be highly beneficial for you to have worked with WMS JDA Despatcher / Red Prairie
  • Good knowledge of 5S Standards
  • A strong Man Manager, a natural Leader
  • Customer orientated

This is a truly exceptional opportunity, and if you are looking for that next step in your career, look no further.

This business offers unique products, that no-one else does, giving them a very strong position in the marketplace.

They truly believe in developing their staff, hence why the benefits available, are truly, second to none, and the staff retention here, is incredibly high.


Send your CV ASAP.







A PRESTIGIOUS manufacturing organisation in the Birmingham area are looking for an experienced TOOLMAKER.

As a Toolmaker, you will be joining a fast-paced, well respected Manufacturing organisation.  Under the guidance of the Toolroom Manager, you will be conducting tooling repairs in order to meet production needs.

If you are a Toolmaker, hoping to join an established, busy organisation, with plenty of new orders, this could be the answer to your prayers.

Benefits for a Toolmaker:

  • Salary : £25,000 - £31,000 (Dependant on Experience)
  • Paid Overtime
  • Early Finish Friday
  • Pension
  • Well Established, Busy Organisation

Duties of a Toolmaker:

  • Conduct preventative maintenance on exiting tooling
  • Attend breakdowns
  • Complete Tool reports for refurbishment and improvement plans
  • Repairs to jigs and fixtures
  • Tooling modifications and refurbishments
  • Happy to work Double Day shifts - Monday to Friday

Requirements of a Toolmaker:

  • Ideally, you will be Apprentice trained, but this is not essential
  • Happy to be flexible to work Double day shifts and Overtime when necessary
  • Relevant Toolmaking experience, preferably pressings
  • Refurbishment and breakdown exposure
  • A friendly disposition, you will be joining a friendly team

This is a wonderful opportunity to join continue your successful career. Send your CV ASAP.







A fantastic position has become available for an experienced Project Quality Engineer. 

At the forefront of new technology, and enjoying new launches, a role of Project Quality Engineer has arisen.

This is an outstanding opportunity, an interesting and genuine opportunity for you to utilise your knowledge and to continue to expand your horizons.


  • Salary : £51,700 (Base Salary To £45,000 + Car Allowance)
  • Pension
  • Income Protection
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Flexi Hours
  • Large Friendly International Business


  • Manage the development quality activities
  • Obtain reliable products on time
  • Using the validated suppliers to meet customer requirements
  • Control Plans
  • PPAP submissions
  • Validation Plans definition and execution
  • Sub-supplier management
  • Process validation
  • APQP project KPI’s measurement and consolidation


  • Ideally educated to Degree standard, though equivalent experience is readily considered
  • You will have gained your experience from within high volume manufacturing
  • Strong experience in APQP, DFMEA and PFMEA
  • Excellent knowledge of PPAP’s
  • Control and validation plans

This would suit a self- motivated, pro-active individual, with good organisational and communication skills.

With lots of new business on the horizon, this ensures this role offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced Quality Engineer, to continue to develop and grow, within an International organisation.

Send your CV ASAP.








We have a superb opportunity for an experienced Quality Engineer.  You would be joining a large International manufacturing organisation, and you will enjoy plenty of support and further development.

They are the market leader, and we are now looking for a Project Quality Engineer to strengthen their Quality team.

Your main responsibility to manage the development of quality activities in order to obtain reliable products on-time, with the required quality.


  • Ensure work is performed in accordance with company Quality systems
  • Definition of Control Plans
  • Validation Plan definition
  • Sub-supplier’s management
  • Approval status of purchase materials
  • Process validation
  • Approvals validation
  • APQP project KPI’s


  • You will have gained your experience from the automotive industry
  • Strong knowledge with APQP, DFMEA and PFMEA
  • Excellent APQP experience
  • This is a projects-based role, and there will be some travel between sites, you will need to be flexible to travel, mainly here in the UK, but occasionally overseas
  • Controls Plans
  • Strong measurement skills and knowledge of defining and developing gauges
  • Exceptional statistical knowledge
  • Root cause analysis
  • Validation Plans

You will be joining an established manufacturing organisation, and you will be supported by a strong Quality team.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join continue your successful career. Send your CV ASAP.