Design & Projects Engineer


Design & Projects Engineer


Hybrid - 3 days a week in Bourton-on-the-Water office, 2 days from home

We are increasingly becoming recognised on the world stage as leading specialists in the design and manufacture of auditorium and concourse seating. They work closely with the clients’ architects to adapt their existing product portfolio, tailored to specific project requirements. As an example, they recently completed the new seating in a Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre and have a range of their own standard stacking chairs. With new management forging the next chapter and about 20 staff strong, they are seeking a Design & Projects Engineer with a wide skill set able to work within a small multi-tasking environment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that all products are engineered properly from a prototyping perspective
  • Working with client architects, preparing optimised layouts of seats to meet legal, ergonomic, and functional requirements
  • Adapting existing the existing product portfolio to suit specific client or project requirements
  • Develop, optimise and value engineer the existing seating product portfolio to introduce new designs and ensure material and production efficiency.
  • Project managing to ensure that the design cycle allows production targets to be met. This involves interaction architects, building contractors, end clients, manufacturing partners and sub-contractors

Person / Experience Required:

  • 2+ years’ experience in design and production engineering
  • Excellent proficiency with SolidWorks, ideally with PDM
  • Excellent AutoCAD proficiency, ideally with a working knowledge of Revit and BIM standards
  • Experience generating manufacturing Bills of Materials
  • Willingness to visit sites, carry out site surveys and manage installation work
  • Well organised with developed project management skills
  • Creative, but blended with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good workshop prototyping skills including woodwork, metalwork, jig and pattern making
  • Good problem-solving skills. An inquisitive and enquiring mind
  • A practical knowledge of mechanical engineering conventions and practices particularly relating to welding, steel work, fixings etc.
  • Ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders

If you are interested in applying please send your CV to