Lead Design Engineer

Full Time

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Lead Design Engineer to join our client based in Durham.

To oversee the engineering team designing and developing our clients range of cryogenic storage vessels and any other associated projects to ensure they conform to various technical and legislative requirements and are delivered on time.

Essential skills and knowledge required:

  • A minimum of HNC level (or equivalent) in Engineering based subject is required.
  • Experience of working to design standards / codes, ideally such as ASME, PD5500, PED and TPED.
  • Experience of producing stress calculations
  • Ability and skills necessary to take projects from inception through to “completion” covering all aspects of design process

    Main job responsibilities:
  • Lead the engineering team to deliver engineering output in accordance with the existing operational metrics of delivery and hours variance.  Drive continuous improvement of both engineering process and wider business change relating to engineering output.
  • To support the Engineering Manager and other managers and Directors in all design related activities as well as delivering whatever is required from the Design department to fulfil the broader business objectives
  • Proactively liaise with sales, finance, production and QA employees and other members of the design team, customers, consultants and third parties  to optimize time and schedule design jobs both at the point of quotation , order acceptance through to delivery of finished goods
  • Review and develop customer brief/specifications, identify and resolve potential issues and formulate scope of works to take from concept to design
  • Support effective capacity planning; agree the time line, individuals’ roles and responsibilities at project level and to co-ordinate activities or trouble shoot to ensure design projects are delivered on time and in full
  • Carry out or approve necessary calculations to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, regulations, design standards and customer requirements. 
  • Compilation of technical files / project folders as part of 3rd party inspection process / legal obligations.
  • Obtaining of design approvals from 3rd parties.
  • Organise the issue and control of drawings to company departments and 3rd parties and  ensure technical files, project folders and drawing files are maintained to a unified system.
  • To provide purchasing department with necessary information in order to purchase materials and obtain correct certified material within appropriate time scale, which would include separating off the long lead items.
  • To support the production of accurate BOMs and costing analysis
  • Ensure all operational requirements of equipment are clearly defined for end user operation.
  • Directly line manage team members, including engineers and draftsmen; managing their performance and developing their skills where necessary.
  • Support the engineering manager in reviewing sales orders to correctly define specifications and ensure correct drawings, BOMs, and other design department outputs fulfil customer requirements.

    For more information contact Matthew Regan on 01642 309 964
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  • Salary £65.000 - £75,000
  • Location Durham
  • Hours 40
  • Deadline March 31, 2023
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