Design Engineer

Reports to

Senior Design Engineer

Job Purpose

To evaluate and understand project and product design requirements and provide effective mentoring of all CAD Engineers.  Seek to analyse existing designs with a view to increase efficiency or improve performance.  Develop the drawing facilities within the Company.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create structured design packs consisting of manufacture drawings, assembly drawings, layout drawings, bills of materials and other relevant documents
  • Generate solid models and engineering drawings from information supplied by project engineers and managers
  • Interpret customers design requirements, tackle engineering problems arising from designs ensuring solutions are implemented
  • Technically assist manufacturing, sales, procurement and project departments within the Company as well as customers and suppliers
  • Participate in design reviews, revisions and contribute to production planning and meetings
  • Understand how relevant components, parts and instrumentation work and how these items should be installed and maintained
  • Have a good understanding of the design, function and build process of the process equipment and products built by the Company
  • Delegate segments of a design pack to others and orchestrate how the different segments come together to make the design pack work
  • Be responsible for CAD Engineer in a mentoring role to include guidance and development of the post holder
  • Develop and further extend proficient computer and application skills to include technical knowledge of computer assisted design (CAD) software
  • Carry out site surveys as required
  • Test, collect and analyse data from tests on designs; modifying designs and retesting

Person Specification

Overview of required qualifications, knowledge, experience, skills and attributes.


  • Possess GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths or an equivalent
  • CAD training course
  • Relevant experience
  • Have a good knowledge of material properties
  • Have innovative problem solving skills, creativity, proficiency and an ability to work in a team
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Good planning, administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage a number of tasks concurrently and meet deadlines
  • Be hard working and conscientious
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Ability to work on own initiative, be self-motivated and work as part of a team without constant supervision
  • Proficient in the use of CAD
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good ICT skills, including use of MS package
  • Understanding of relevant health and safety legislation
  • Hold a valid driving licence


  • Specific Autodesk Inventor experience
  • Formal qualification in mechanical engineering
  • Previous experience of working within food, drink and allied sectors
  • Willingness to continue personal development

Flexible Job Duties Clause

There will be times when you may be required to undertake additional tasks, duties and responsibilities within your capabilities.  The Company reserves the right to vary your tasks, duties and responsibilities at any time according to the needs of the Company.  However, you will not be assigned to duties that you cannot reasonably perform or which are outside the range of your normal skills and experience.  There may also be times when you may be asked to transfer, either temporarily or permanently, to an alternative job within the Company.  Where this is agreed with you, it will be confirmed in writing.