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Principle Design Engineer

Principle Design Engineer

Posted 10 April by Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing Easy Apply Ended

Senior Design & Development Role. Based in Wrexham with a leading manufacturing company.

Client Details

Our client is a global manufacturing organisation and an industry leader in it's field.


As a result of ongoing innovation and development of a number of new exciting products a vacancy has arisen for a principle design engineer, reporting to the engineering manager.

Duties will include:

- Lead a team of design engineers in the design and layout of assemblies and components.

- Production of "Front end design" concept schemes and proposal work in support of new product introduction.

- Ensuring that designs are completed to group standards and are delivered within agreed timescales.

- Design verification / checking and authority for engineering change release within agreed timescales.

- BoM creation and configuration management

- Supervision and organization of prototype and development transmission builds to support machine and test rig development

- Developing and improving company systems and processes.

- Support the development department in the design of transmission test rigs and definition and application of test specifications.

- Effective design for manufacture and concurrent review of designs with manufacturing and purchasing teams to ensure products are manufactured and assembled with minimal impact on lead time and cost.

- Liaise with purchasing team and suppliers in support of ongoing VAVE activity.

- Working closely with service departments to achieve timely close out of service concerns in support of warranty claims and achieving targets.

- Undertake review and closure of engineering concessions.


- Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar subject (although alternative higher qualifications may be considered)

- Demonstrable delivery of high value rotating machinery designs, or mechanical or automotive / vehicle components

- 3D CAD modeling and detail draughting experience (preferably Unigraphics NX6 or higher)

- Previous supervisory experience

- Design for manufacture - prototype and volume castings, machined components

- Experience of hydraulic systems and electronic controls interface.

Job Offer

Excellent salary plus benefits

Reference: 34864138

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