Our client is an international leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke technologies developed for many of the worlds’ leading aerospace and turbo-machinery companies.
Due to growth this organisation is now wanting to recruit a talented and experienced Product Design Engineer whose main function will be to contribute to the detail design, development and support of both new and existing products within the design team.

We are seeking applicants who from an Aerospace or Precision background, skilled in Solidworks, and educated to HND / HNC or Degree Level in Mechanical Engineering.


  • Produce design studies and associated documentation.
  • Provide technical support to ongoing projects.
  • Produce solid models with supporting calculations to verify the design.
  • Produce detail and assembly drawings to BS standards.
  • Checking engineering drawings and design solutions.
  • Support project managers with technical design and time management questions.
  • Liaise with manufacturing to ensure designs can be manufactured in the most effective way.
  • Liaise with subcontractors & suppliers to ensure project deliverables are met.
  • Support production with manufacturing issues.
  • Formulate conceptual design of products or systems to meet customer requirements.
  • When required liaise directly with customers to resolve design issues and be involved in design discussions on or off site.
  • Plan and conduct experimental, environmental, operational and stress tests on models and prototypes.
  • Evaluate product data and design from inspections and reports for conformance to engineering principles, customer requirements and quality standards.
  • Write technical reports and other documentation, such as handbooks and bulletins, for use by engineering staff, management and customers.
  • Analyse project requests, proposals and engineering data to determine feasibility, producibility, cost and production times.
  • Integrate work with Engineering, Production, Quality and
  • Purchasing Departments to ensure a smooth flow of quality products through the company.
  • Adhere to company Health and Safety standards.
  • Willing to travel to visit customers as necessary to ensure full understanding of their requirements.


  • Essential to be fully competent and have practising current use of Solidworks – 3D Modelling and Drawing Creation experience.
  • Experience designing small Precision Mechanical Moving Assemblies (PMMA) very advantageous.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering design principles and analysis techniques.
  • Ability to produce complete design packages including concept modelling, detail drawings and supporting documentation.
  • Capable of checking engineering drawings and design solutions.
  • Knowledge of electro/mechanical systems is advantageous.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, with previous experience of customer facing activities.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to effectively co-ordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to employ critical thinking, logic and reasoning to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Excellent skills in attention to detail and working to quality standards.
  • Ability to cope in a highly dynamic production environment where changes in customer requirements are considered normal.
  • Keen to learn new skills and develop new processes.
  • Knowledge & ability to perform thermodynamics & gas dynamic analysis is advantageous.


  • Salary Bracket: Approx £33k to £38k per annum
  • Excellent Hours: Mon -Thurs (7.30 -4.15 )& Fri (7.30 – 12.00)
  • 1.5 x overtime rate available
  • On-site parking / easily accessible from Derby Train Station
  • Permanent Role

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