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Design Engineer | Proftech

Design Engineer

  Coventry, West Midlands

Reference #: 893859_1540823470
Location: Coventry, West Midlands
Salary: £43000 - £45000
Sector: Technical & Engineering
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 29/10/2018

Department: Engineering

Section: Design Office

Reports to: Engineering Manager / Head Of Engineerin

Location: Coventry

Hours of Work:

Mon -Thurs 08.30-12.30 13.00-17.00

Friday 08.30 - 14.00

Travel Requirement: up to 10%

Role Description

Purpose of Role: To provide design capability to engineering activities/projects assigned to design engineering centre.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the generation and delivery of concept and manufacturing design definitions, based on technical specifications, requirements, relevant standards and other constraints
  • Progress the conceptual development for new product
  • Participate in developing and maintaining relevant engineering processes and procedures
  • Supporting the identification of business opportunities
  • Problem solving on existing products and product improvement
  • Being responsible for evaluating technical issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions
  • Delivering assigned projects, ensuring requirements are delivered to plan, cost and budget
  • Preparing and delivering progress reports against project plans
  • Working alongside the customer on product development ensuring delivery of solutions to meet the customer's requirements
  • Keeping up to date in relevant technical areas, developing skills and capabilities, and giving support to others as required
  • Actively participate in business unit improvement activities

Person Specification



Education and Training


Mechanical Degree/HND or suitable mechanical engineering design experience


Experience of mobile off-highway equipment

Experience in the use of PRO-Engineer

Experience of components and sub-systems used on off-highway equipment including drive train and hydraulics

Experience of lean manufacturing and design for assembly.

General Role:

Experience in an off-highway vehicle design environment

Structures Role:

Good working knowledge of FEA analysis of fabricated mechanical structures used on off-highway vehicles

Driveline Role:

Knowledge and experience of full drive line development off-highway vehicles

Hydraulics Role:

Knowledge of mobile hydraulic and control systems used on agricultural, construction equipment

Experience of 3D CAD design environment

Have a hands-on approach to engineering design and development

General Role:

Experience in a mechanical vehicle design environment

Structures Role:

Good working knowledge of FEA analysis of mechanical structures

Driveline Role:

Knowledge and experience of full drive line development on vehicles

Hydraulics Role:

Knowledge of mobile hydraulic and control systems

Key Skills

Good understanding of hydraulic, electrical and mechanical systems as used on off-highway mobile products

Experience of communicating technical subjects within a team environment

Good working knowledge of hydraulic, electrical and mechanical systems.

Ability to work independently and within a team

Excellent technical aptitude

Previous experience of engineering projects/activities

Planning and priority setting

Personal qualities/ behaviours

Integrity and trust

Enthusiastic approach to work

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