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.

Reputations:

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

 

Role / Company Overview:

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Design & Estimating Engineer with a leading UK business. The business has multiple sites, a 76 million turnover with aspirations of developing further.

Reporting to the Design & Estimating Manager, you will be responsible for the procurement of works through the preparation and submission of estimates for Piling and House Foundations projects within the Yorkshire Area. The role requires the interpretation of site investigations and producing pile designs and calculations as part of an effective tendering and negotiation process.

Key interfaces include; CST, Production, HF Design, Operations, Commercial, Rig allocation

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and appraisal of incoming enquiries for suitability to client’s products and services.
  • Prepare and compile estimates and designs calculations for the submission of tenders in line with client requirements and timescales for both Piling and House Foundation enquiries.
  • Maximise turnover and profit through effective tendering and negotiation. 
  • Prepare formal pile designs to BS8004 and Eurocode 7 at both pre and post contract stage.
  • Assist in developing the Yorkshire business in a pro-active manner through effective marketing, relationship building, identifying new market opportunities and value engineering.
  • Attend pre contract meetings alongside operational and commercial colleagues to agree scope of works and all other issues pertaining to the contract.
  • Provide technical support as work progresses on site including liaison with clients Engineers on technical and design matters.
  • Ensure compliance with company QA procedures.
  • Assist in the settlement of claims and disputes as required.
  • Foster good working relationships with clients whilst maintaining and improving the professional and progressive image of the company.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary negotiable dependent on experience
  • Company car
  • Private Healthcare Insurance
  • Share scheme
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • 33 days holiday

Commutable From: Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Goole

 

Introduction:

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a UK market leader. As part out of the drawing office team, the role holder will be responsible for producing 3D models using Tekla structures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilising core Tekla features as well as bespoke Tekla components to create accurate 3D models of steel frame buildings and transfer structures
  • Producing and checking general arrangements, fabrication drawings and CAM data 
  • Producing erection drawings for site 
  • Ensuring project deadlines are met 
  • Using the Company's in-house works management systems (training will be provided) 
  • Liaising with other colleagues, customers and the design team to help ensure projects are completed accurately and on time 
  • Comply with existing company systems and standards 
  • Any other task commensurate with this post

Person Specification:

  • Experience using Tekla structures is essential
  • A background in steel framing or structural steelwork would be highly desirable
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Experience in working effectively in teams
  • Pride in own work

Package and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and an additional day for your birthday
  • Company pension scheme, matching up to 5%
  • Company life assurance - three times your annual salary 
  • Workplace nursery scheme, Cycle to work scheme 
  • Mobile and technology loans, Travel season ticket loan 
  • Access to Perkbox - an online discount platform 
  • Free eye tests for VDU users 
  • Friendly, modern working environment

Commutable from Leeds, Bradford, Burnley, Halifax, Huddersfield

 

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a UK market leader. Working within the Design team, the role holder will lead on structural design elements on projects as required, in a client facing engineering role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to the Integrated Management System 
  • Undertaking concept designs and planning projects at concept stage on a wide variety of buildings 
  • Responsibility for the production of structural engineering calculations, steel frames and associated hot rolled members and composite floor slabs
  • Delivering excellent project work within agreed deadlines and budgets, interacting and cultivating relations with clients and other project members
  • Keep management informed of important and relevant design decisions to make sure that the objectives of the company and client are achieved 
  • Representing client at meetings with clients and suppliers 
  • Assisting and mentoring of graduate engineers 

Person Specification:

  • Proven Structural Engineer experience
  • Ability to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of current codes of practice
  • Experience of steel design is preferred but not essential as full on the job training will be provided 
  • Comfortable undertaking hand calculations and using spreadsheets as standard, but able to demonstrate ability to use 3D modelling software.  Working knowledge of Trimble design software (Tekla Structural Designer) would be beneficial 
  • Bachelor's degree BEng / BSc or Masters degree MEng / MSc that meets the engineering academic requirements for Chartership
  • Working towards Chartership, CSCS card holder and you will hold a full clean UK driving licence 

Package and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and an additional day for your birthday
  • Company pension scheme, matching up to 5%
  • Company life assurance - three times your annual salary 
  • Workplace nursery scheme, Cycle to work scheme 
  • Mobile and technology loans, Travel season ticket loan 
  • Access to Perkbox - an online discount platform 
  • Free eye tests for VDU users 
  • Friendly, modern working environment

Commutable from Leeds, Bradford, Burnley, Halifax, Huddersfield

 

The Company:

This is a fantastic senior level opportunity, for an experienced Electrical Designer with a business that is the UK's leading manufacturer in their specialist field. Their products enjoy a global reputation for quality & performance with more than half of sales derived from Export markets. All design and manufacturing take place at their purpose-built facility near Sheffield.

Applicants are sought to work within a small team of committed and multi-disciplined engineers responsible for the design development and support of special bespoke products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work as one of the primary electrical designers within the business
  • Create electrical detailed designs of systems and sub-systems from defined client specification, this will include designing control panels (including layouts), schematics, and creation of associated documentation including BOM’s, manufacturing drawings etc
  • You are expected to work within the agreed time scales and costs, liaise with the customer and all other departments in the Company at all levels
  • Knowledge and experience of design change control and release procedures MRP and or ERP systems
  • To support the manufacturing process, resolving and clarifying electrical and wiring issues in products

Person Specification:

  • The successful candidate will have a depth of experience as an electrical design draughtsperson using Electrical CAD Software
  • Practical experience in an Electrical manufacturing environment is necessary and we would anticipate a minimum qualification in an appropriate subject at HND level
  • Experience in the use of applicable directives, norms and standards used in light industrial applications are essential (Low Voltage Directive (LVD) or M/C Directive)
  • The successful applicant will need to have good communication skills as the duties will include liaising with internal departments, have the ability to work on their own initiative with minimum supervision, prioritise workload and the skills to be a good team player
  • Temperature controller configuration
  • PLC programming experience would be an advantage
  • You will be self-motivated, flexible, with a hands-on approach to working within a project team or individually and Computer literate
  • Valid passport holder and clean driving licence required for occasional travel.

Package:

  • Salary circa £40,000 based on experience
  • Company Incentive scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension Plan with 7.5% employer contributions and a death in service policy
  • 22 days holiday, plus statutory days

Commutable From: Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Glossop