Design Engineer - Aldena Associates

Design Engineer

Job Title: Design Engineer

Reporting to: Design Manager/Senior Design Engineer

Department: Custom Made Design Team

Purpose of the Position: Working closely with the Design Manager to create innovative, robust and sustainable design solutions following the best engineering design principles. Key to delivering project and client-specific lighting solutions that meet and exceed customers’ needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete medium-scale complex projects in strict adherence to the requirements of the SPD Gate process.
  • Design and develop a product/solution that meets all aspects of the project specification within the required timescale.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and effectively communicate the rationale behind project specifications, challenging requirements where necessary.
  • Deliver effective and commercially viable design solutions with the help of FMEA ensuring the safety and reliability of all products.
  • Accurately complete all relevant documentation to support all design solutions.
  • Use appropriate design tools (i.e. sketches, hand-made models, prototypes and 3D CAD) to help communicate solutions clearly and efficiently.
  • Create accurate CAD, ERP and PLM data following best practice.
  • Create accurate costed bill of materials for all new product design.
  • Review the cost point of each design as it progresses and evaluate its impact. Reporting any chances to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Produce production capable components and assemblies. Performing research on product technologies and structures to implement into design concept.
  • Continuously improve on existing production designs and processes where possible, identifying and effectively implementing any improvements.
  • Continuously review product installation methodologies creating innovative solutions with supporting samples and installation leaflet. Ensuring a safe and easy experience for our customers.
  • Identify and resolve problems by following a process to determine root cause. Implementing corrective action that ensures the problem does not return.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge on current industry trends and market conditions.
  • Commercially aware of competitors products and remain up to date on market trends.


Specific Skill Requirements:

Essential Educational/Technical Skills:

  • A degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline or equivalent.
  • +2yrs industry experience delivering products from concept to customer. Delivering robust design solutions on time to specification and within cost and budget constraints.
  • Experience of creating 3D CAD following best practice guidelines, engineering drawings and tolerance stacks for mechanical/electrical components and assemblies along with test rigs and assembly jigs.
  • Good level of understanding of Microsoft office namely Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience of applying practical tools (sketch, calcs, handmade, 3D prototypes) to create fit for purpose prototypes for test purposes and review.
  • Sound understanding of mechanical and physical principles.
  • Ability to drive development of products and technologies through prototyping and testing.
  • Understanding and practical application of design wheel / design processes.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of multiple tooling and manufacturing techniques.


Desirable Educational/Technical Skills:

  • Experience using Solid Edge and Teamcenter
  • Experience developing products within the light industry.


Essential Behavioural Skills:

  • Effective communication.
  • Interpersonal/Team work.
  • Organisation.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Adaptability.
  • Effective Leadership.
  • Self-Motivated.


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North West
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£35,000 - £40,000