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Design Engineer (Seating)

Date Posted: 13th February 2020
  • Job Ref: 104
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Essex

Job Description

Do you have experience of lead engineering on seating design and development activities?

Can you work permanently in the South East Essex area?


A successful design and manufacturing business, part of a group with multiple locations (UK and abroad), is currently seeking a Design and Development Engineer with experience and expertise in seating design and development (for automotive, aerospace or rail).


What does the opportunity offer?


  • Competitive Salary, negotiable dependent on experience
  • Additional benefits include:
    • generous company pension scheme,
    • life assurance,
    • healthcare cash plan
  • 39 weekday hours (Mon-Fri)
  • Early finish on Fridays
  • Generous 24 days plus Bank Holidays from start
  • Permanent career opportunity within a supportive team environment
  • Opportunities to train, develop new skills and progress your career over time
  • Free parking


The role:


Lead seat design and development activities, including:


  • Leading the design and development of new seating products including managing small design teams
  • Preparation of drawings and documentation
  • Providing technical leadership in mechanisms, comfort, materials and other seating product related knowledge and technologies,


The candidate:


  • Degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering or similar
  • Design and development of seating products for aerospace, automotive or rail
  • Experience using 3D CAD tools
  • Experience of DFMA approaches
  • Broad knowledge of manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Experience designing upholstered / trimmed products
  • Team Player
  • Strong Work ‘Can-do Ethic’
  • Additional experience would be highly beneficial (e.g. designing composite structures and/or moulded/formed components, electrical actuation systems, structural analysis/stress calculations etc.)
  • Living within a reasonable commute to the South East Essex area or willing to relocate.
  • Able to live and work in the UK without restriction


Please send a CV detailing relevant experience and including full contact details for immediate and confidential consideration.  Suitable candidates will be contacted discretely to discuss the opportunity in more detail.


If you are interested in applying then please do so as soon as possible because once the right candidate has been found this opportunity will be closed.


Don't delay...apply today!


We look forward to hearing from you.