Design Engineering Manager

Jonathan Lee Recruitment
£55,000 per annum
09 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Design Engineering Manager - West Midlands

Salary circa £55,000 depending on experience

An experienced Design Engineering Manager is required for an established SME Manufacturing business. As a manufacturer of high quality fabrications this company has experienced an increased demand for its products.

Reporting into the Managing Director, a major part of this role will involve a complete design review of products with a view to rationalisation and standardisation of designs across the board. In doing this you will create systems and procedures based on Design for Manufacturing & Assembly principles and parametric design concepts. This will be a challenging role that will require a strong technical background gained in the design of complex fabricated components utilising a range of metals including steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

To be considered for this Design Engineering Manager position you must have or be:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience working as a Technical or Design Engineering Manager working in a high variety low to medium volume fabrication business within a busy Engineering office environment.
  • A thorough understanding of design methods and principles and be familiar with design reviews, product standardisation and parametric design concepts utilising modern CAD systems such as SolidWorks.
  • A track record that demonstrates an ability to reduce product lead times through improved design/CAD/CAM techniques.
  • Ideally degree qualified or apprentice trained and educated to HNC level you will have a full understanding of BS8888 Geometrical Tolerancing and ISO standards.
  • A clear commercial focus understanding the need to design and engineer right first time and put in place systems that prevent part, material and product proliferation.
  • Provide technical leadership to the engineering team and support sales with technical issues and queries.
  • A strong engineering or manufacturing background with a clear understanding of modern manufacturing tools and techniques and experience of contract management and ensuring key deliverables are established and met
  • An ability to coach, train and educate employees in design engineering principles and modern manufacturing techniques at all levels will be required.
  • Able to implement and control a robust and sustainable engineering change order request system that tackles root cause issues and prevents re-occurrence of similar problems.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and presentation, able to create understanding and a desire to change in the people you work with at all levels.

This is an interesting business with a growing order book and a real desire to succeed. Reporting directly to the Group Managing Director you will part of the Senior Management Team and have a real say in developing the Engineering Strategy for this progressive business.

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