My client, a leading manufacturer based in Kings Lynn has an opportunity for a Senior Development Engineer to manage projects which may be within a programme to develop and industrialise product designs to achieve defined performance, functional and manufacturing requirements to specification
To manage a work package, create plans and provide input to Programme Management planning using a range of appropriate tools, proactively work with other functions as required and get agreement for final version of plan/s to identify timescales, costs, resources and development activities
To monitor planning progress using a variety of approaches (e.g. face to face meetings with colleagues, software etc) taking corrective action as required and escalating issues if necessary in order to deliver the product to time and cost.
To create, review, refine and agree product design briefs, specify materials and create concept designs to support company growth and to create I.P
To develop products by producing and testing prototypes, developing and reviewing test data, modifying designs, recommending final design version/s, reviewing cost analyses, supporting design transfer and on-going design reviews in line with NPI process and quality systems to deliver performance, quality and commercial requirements
To write and review test reports to verify that the design meets specification or whether changes are needed and to ensure compliance with technical and quality requirements
To liaise with customers and suppliers to co-ordinate technical and quality input as required to maintain planned activities leading to product delivery
To operate in compliance with company change control and quality system procedures
To provide direction, advice and guidance to less experienced employees to enable them to meet their work programme commitments and to ensure quality system compliance
To assign project responsibilities, schedule team resource and provide procedural input as needed to ensure that development timescales are achieved to required quality standards
To adopt a continuous improvement approach by proactively developing new technical skills and keeping abreast of developments in the market to help achieve a competitive advantage.
To establish, implement, improve and maintain Design Control and development procedures and processes to ensure consistency of approach across the company
To deliver assigned functional objectives ensuring targets are achieved
The ideal candidate will be educated to HNC,HND equivalent in an engineering discipline preferably Mechanical, Production or Product Design
You will demonstrable experience in an engineering role, ideally in the design and development of products/ assemblies which are manufactured in high volume and include injection moulded parts. You will have experience of project management within programmes, problem solving techniques and an understanding of 3D CAD systems.
Technique Recruitment Solutions are a specialist Engineering Recruitment Company based in Norfolk