Product Development Engineer

Job ID: 8277


Date posted
24th May 2019
South East
United Kingdom
£35,000 to £40,000
£38K Neg Basic + Performance Bonus + Major Co. Benefits


Product Development Engineer (Lighting Products) £38k+ Neg Basic + Benefits

The business is entering a global expansion phase with rapid growth in sales channels. This is a new and exciting role based at their HQ in the South East.

The Product Development Opportunity:

The primary role of the Product Development engineer is to design and develop new products and design features in-line with the company NPD (New Product Development) road map, and maintain and continuously improve existing products.

The Role:

Design and development of new and existing products
Specification of test requirements and development and execution of prototype testing.
Document and software control
Supporting other Product Designers

Responsibilities: - Product Design and Development

Supporting the Technical Director in interpreting and translating the Product Design Specification into product design proposals and finished design, at or below target cost
  • Operate CAD (Computer Aided Design) and other software as applicable
  • Liaise and collaborate with key suppliers/ sub-contractors on technical product development matters
  • Support pilot production runs as needed until mass production
  • Manage own workload to meet key project objectives set by Technical Director
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Analyse data and write Technical Reports
  • Prepare and present information, ideas and data to Internal and External Customers
  • Arranging and chairing relevant meetings, minute taking and circulation
  • Complete DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) studies and identifying test requirements
  • Prepare test plans
  • Develop Prototypes including design, manufacture and testing
  • Maintain records, filing documents and data
  • Create and maintain document and data revision registers
  • Operate the Engineering Change Control System
  • Develop and maintain a good understanding of our product range

Project Management:

Responsible for successfully managing designated technical projects
Establishes project specific goals, communicates them effectively to all project stakeholders, and devises strategies in order to meet them effectively and efficiently


Work and assist in the facilitation of team, customer and supplier/partner meetings
Develops lasting relationships with suppliers/partners that foster strong ties with them.
Understands expectations that were set with suppliers/partners and recognizes when issues/events may affect delivery
Ideal Person:
This company are looking for a highly competent and professional person with extensive experience of product design.

You will have:

  • Applicable Degree and / or HNC (Higher National Certificate), HND (Higher National Diploma) in Engineering
  • Solid experience in an applicable engineering product development role (preferably electro-mechanical)
  • Proven ability to take NPD projects from concept through to mass production
  • An all-encompassing desire to roll up your sleeves and get the job done
  • Good level of competence in the use of mid to high level 3D CAD Package (SolidWorks, Inventor, Siemens NX or similar)
  • Good level of competence in the use of other design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Detailed knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes for correct specification to production capabilities e.g. plastic injection moulding, die-casting, sheet metal pressings, machining etc.

Sound like you? Apply today - Immediate start!

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