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Senior Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Design Engineer
Location: Cambridgeshire
Salary: £60 - 70,000
Job Published: almost 5 years ago

Job Description

My client is looking for a practical, hands-on and innovative engineer with a genuine interest in machines and how they work. As a Senior Engineer you will hold full responsibility for the full life cycle of your projects and manage the day to day operations, objectives and budgets. Working with a multi-disciplinary team, emphasis will be on providing accurate,reliable;cost effective solutions to clients. The Client predominantly supply one-off bespoke machines and the Senior Engineer controls the process and the relationship with the client from initial enquiry to the design and development of the solution(machine)and all the way to installation and commissioning.


· Preparing and Monitoring of Project Schedules


· Monitoring, reviewing and coordinating project design and construction


· Designing systems and products


· Negotiating contracts, amendments and change orders


· Reading design specifications and technical drawings


  • Researching suitable solutions and estimating costs and timescales


  • Developing test rigs, models and prototype equipment


  • Working to BS and EN standards, machinery and CE regulations


  • Liaising with others in the design team, clients and contacts


  • Attending client meetings on-site


  • Testing and qualifying the final product or system


  • Preparing product documentation, writing reports and giving demonstrations/presentations


  • Monitoring a product in use to improve on future design


· Procuring parts and managing budgets



ü Educated to Degree level with a minimum of 5 years’ experience or a full time served Engineer


ü Knowledge of 3D CAD (experience with Solidworks, is useful but not essential)


  • Experienced with automation, product handling or special purpose machinery in an industrial environment

ü Knowledge of Electrical Control Systems


ü Capability in PLC Programming would be advantageous


ü Willingness to travel nationally and internationally


ü Full UK driving licence


Likelyattribute list:-

Experienced SeniorEngineer

  • Looking for that “one-off”business that will allowyouthe freedom to really design, develop and control, both the process and the solution
  • Stable work history,havingtimescales withinyourrecent history of 5 years minimum with each company

ü Hands on person withareal passion forgetting your“hands dirty”

ü Confident and decisive inyourdecision making

ü A team player, whilstautonomousinprojectsand ableto work closely withextended teams

ü A calm, measured approach

ü Used to consistently working with multiple projects

ü A real solutions orientated mind-set