Product Design Engineer

Rice Technology
  • Post Date: 25-10-2018
  • Applications 1
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Job Detail
  • Salary£30,000 - £50,000
Job Overview

Product Design Engineers, this job is for you if you are a university graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Motorsport Engineering, Product Design or similarly engineering related subject and you have experience of working as a Product Design Engineer as my client is a worldwide manufacturer of various electrical, electronic and scientific equipment that has an immediate requirement for a Product Design Engineer to be based in Northampton.

In this role, you will work within a growing R&D team with other Product Design Engineers for an ethical and diverse company to work on and aid the development of cutting-edge products for the automotive industry.


  • The role will involve everything from research, creating concepts and prototypes to testing, making corrections and requested changes.
  • Responsible for the development of new products to comply with corporate guidelines
  • Working as part of the Product Development team and supporting the department
  • Reporting on feasibility studies and new products
  • Research concept ideas using basic components to work out whether a new development or innovation would work and be cost effective.
  • Cost proposals.
  • Lead on complex major new products requiring innovative, original solutions, provide technical expertise to the team.
  • Plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Estimate, track and complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Identify and deploy the technical skill set, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required
  • Plan long range for the project, tracking and completing projects on time and within budget. Results have a critical impact on objectives and goals.
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • Analyse design proposals and technical information in order to identify the issues arising during development, defining and intuiting adequate solutions in order to reach a feasible proposal with a high degree of conformity to the Company Design Criteria
  • Analyse and manage multiple design related issues to identify root cause.
  • Modify designs based on the analysis to re-test and analyse until design meets specification requirements.
  • Perform calculations required to ensure safe, correct and economical designs.
  • Working knowledge in drawing office methods and practices as well as good Component and Assembly drawing creation.
  • Responsible for developing detailed drawings and Bills of Materials (BOM) and Routing.
  • Create Component drawings to meet BS8888 and to a level that external suppliers can manufacture parts.
  • Create Assembly drawings in line with HORIBA Standards and to a level that in-house assembly can manufacture with minimal supervisions.
  • Create Piping and Instrument Diagram (P&ID) for new products where required
  • Create Electrical specification and functional Design Briefs considering EMC and electrical safety e.c.t
  • Work with the Software Department in creating Functional specifications where needed.
  • Plan, manage and test Software to confirm it meets the Design Specification and company Design philosophy.
  • Understand manufacturing processes, materials and finishes.
  • Hands on building and testing of prototypes during the development phase.
  • Quality control of work appropriate reviews.
  • Acting as Product Specialist for certain products
  • Apply specific technical skills as required to support the customer or colleagues.
  • Make design changes on existing products and track them.
  • Lead and development of innovative solutions to unique problems.
  • Provide technical expertise to the team
  • Support for Marketing, Brochures, Product Brochures, Product Documentation, Customer Projects, Group Company projects, etc.
  • To proactively contribute to the continuous improvement of all the design and development procedures
  • Ensure an effective interface with other departments staff is maintained.
  • Conduct risk assessment of process and tasks in the department and manufacturing process
  • Lead process improvement activities.
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems.
  • Undertake continuous training and development


Skills and Experience:


  • Degree in Mechanical, Electronic, Motorsport Engineering or Product Design is preferred.
  • Previous Engineering experience of +5 years.
  • Experience in 3D Mechanical CAD software or equivalent, Catia, Pro Engineer or Solidworks advantageous.
  • Ability to Design products, Systems, Processes and Layouts.
  • Ability to Create Component drawings to meet BS8888 and to a level that external suppliers can manufacture parts.
  • Ability to create Assembly drawings of complex products with exploded views and BOM tables
  • Experience of FMEA (Failure Mode Effect Analysis) and ECO Design Techniques.
  • Extensive work experience in Test Instrumentation and, preferably automotive.
  • Consistently demonstrates extremely high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity and creativity.
  • The ability to work with a low level of supervision and intervention


  • Previous experience working in a Product Development environment.
  • Previous experience working in Emissions Testing environment.
  • Working knowledge in drawing office methods and practices as well as knowledge of machining, Sheetmetal and assembly processes.
  • Electrical/Electronic Design capability for use with control and data acquisition.
  • Experience with gas piping, solenoid valves and pneumatic control systems.

Personal Qualities:

  • You will have an organized and structured work ethic to prioritize workload and meet deadlines
  • Able to plan, analyse and challenge
  • Excellent problem solving and Analytical skills
  • Able to manage a wide variety of activities at the same time.
  • Able to work cross-functionally and collaboratively with many stakeholders
  • Solid understanding of all people related process and procedures
  • Financial acumen with the ability to control budgets
  • Able to identify the root cause of any loss.
  • Must be accurate, possess a keen attention to detail, and proactive in pointing out potential issues.
  • Will have outstanding written and verbal communication skills as you will be working closely with several other teams within the business
  • Personable
  • Methodical

If you are a Product Design Engineer or a Design Engineer interested in working on products and want:

  • Good financial rewards/benefits
  • Positive workplace culture
  • Flexibility 
  • Opportunities for continuous learning
  • To work for a company with a reputation for ethical behaviour, Diversity, inclusion and would like more details.