North East England

Lead Design Engineer (Cranes / Lifting)

Our client is a successful engineering company who are currently looking to recruit a Lead Design Engineer who has experience with 2D and 3D draughting and modelling. Knowledge and experience in using STAAD.Pro would be an added advantage.

This is a senior role where the individual is expected to manage the day-to-day tasks of the design team and make technical decisions that best suit each project. The Lead Design Engineer is expected to check and verify the work of the other Design Engineers with final approval obtained from the Technical Director.

This role will see the individual develop concept designs into final fabricated products and equipment both for internal and external uses. As a member of the technical department, the candidate will support the expansion of the department as we seek to increase our in-house design capabilities and expand our offerings to our clients. You will be able to get involved at all levels of the business, from managing project costs to solving manufacturing problems on the shop floor. If you are a driven, self-motivated person who takes pride in everything you do and can fit well with the various team members across the company, we want to hear from you.

Key responsibilities (including, but not limited to the following)
* Create concept designs and working drawings with the use of 3D and 2D Autodesk packages
* Design of Lifting equipment
* Prepare internal design and fabrication documents
* Lead other design engineers and troubleshoot day to day issues within the department
* Produce project deliverables i.e. calculations, reports, drawings etc. * Assist in the scheduling of projects
* Ensure job packages are correct and are circulated in the correct manner
* Documentation control
* Assist in pricing and client quotations
* Participate in industry events and networking
* Any other relevant duties within the technical department, as directed from time to time

The role would suit an experienced Design Engineer with experience of structural designs to Eurocode 3 as a minimum. Working knowledge to BS EN 13001 and BS EN 13155 would be favourable. You will need strong 3D CAD designs as well as being able to carry out structural/ FEA analysis and hand calculations. Experience of designing cranes, excavators, lifting equipment, conveyors or offshore equipment is essential

The candidate is expected to be a Chartered Engineer registered through relevant learned institutions i.e. IMechE, IStructE.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a team of design engineers within a flourishing business and develop your management career further.

If you would like more information or to apply for the role, please call Adam Jones at Major Recruitment on 0191 6620016 or click Apply Now to send your CV