JOB TITLE: Chief Design Engineer


Industry : Engineering & Technical Job Location : Birmingham
Job Reference : 11917SM Job Category : Design and Creative
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 21/10/2015
 
Salary & Benefits : £30000 - £60000 per annum
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Chief Design Engineer Paying between £30k and £60k depending on experience Based in Birmingham The Opportunity Due to continued expansion, the opportunity has arose for a Chief Design Engineer to head up the Design department within the HQ of a leading Healthcare equipment manufacturer, who are one of the oldest family-owned companies in the UK.


Job Description

Chief Design Engineer
Paying between £30k and £60k depending on experience
Based in Birmingham

The Opportunity
Due to continued expansion, the opportunity has arose for a Chief Design Engineer to head up the Design department within the HQ of a leading Healthcare equipment manufacturer, who are one of the oldest family-owned companies in the UK.

The Role
Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Chief Design Engineer will be responsible for:

*Establishing solid foundations for engineering principles in technical drawings.
*Ensuring the required skills are transferred to the engineering staff
*Helping to ensure that best practice is used throughout the Engineering discipline covering all facets of manufacturing and product development.
*Best practice for technical drawings will lay the foundations of a proactive engineering approach that transcends the full product lifecycle, from concept creation through to obsolescence.

The position also carries the responsibility for the development of Engineering Apprentices, Engineering Technicians and Engineers within the arena of technical drawing capability to ensure that best practice is used throughout the department.

The Candidate
The ideal Chief Design Engineer must haves:

*be a time served; apprentice trained Engineer with significant exposure to product design and development with the ability to influence at a senior level within Engineering.
*be experienced in identifying errors and quality concerns and have the required skills to design solutions and implement programs of improvement to apply corrective actions to ensure product quality.
*have extensive experience in producing Technical Product Drawings and must be proficient in the use of 3D CAD suites.
*have experience in the workings of a gated New Product Development system
*be an Engineering professional with experience at a Senior Design level that evidences an impressive and demonstrable track record in the development and mentoring of junior engineering staff
* be highly customer focused and extremely driven to ensure quality is built in to all that they do.
*have significant experience of design project management and prior experience in a lead role responsible for product design
*the ability to critically evaluate and troubleshoot complex engineering and manufacturing problems

The Agency
Bluefire Consulting Ltd are a recruitment agency working on behalf of our client.

Your application will be reviewed by the consultants of Bluefire Consulting Ltd.

Please be aware that as part of our service, our end clients often ask us to conduct face to face interviews on their behalf for shortlisting candidates, so we may need to arrange to meet you if you have been shortlisted.

We receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials.

We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you have been shortlisted for interview for this particular role and you meet the end client requirements.

Please consider yourself unsuccessful if you have not heard from us within 14days.

Kind Regards,
Stephen


Job Keywords

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