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Design Engineer


Tyne and Wear





Design, Engineering


Company Description

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for our client who are specialists in their market sector. They are recruiting for a permanent Design Engineer if you have strong design engineering experience and can lead a team this role could be ideal for you.

Job Specification

The Role

  • Design new products in accordance with relevant specifications, company quality procedures and industry standards.
  • Produce and check engineering documents (such as drawings, models, Bills of Materials, technical illustrations, manuals, reports and calculations) and basic layouts for designs, or parts of design, ensuring they are completed within the required timescales.
  • Carry out initial technical review of client requirements and specifications to define engineering design inputs.
  • Ensure all design outputs are in accordance with design inputs.
  • Attend design review meetings ensuring commercial awareness.
  • Answer internal and external product line technical queries.
  • Ensure internal checking and approvals procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensure document numbering and revision control procedures are followed.
  • Submit Technical Requisition documents for subcontracted or sub-vended engineering scope.
  • Submit Technical Requisition documents for any 3rd party design review or verification.
  • Report any design changes which may have a cost or schedule impact to the relevant project personnel.
  • Ensure that any Engineering relevant Non Conformance Reports (NCRs) are investigated, resolved and documented with engineering participation in root cause analysis.
  • Support (and supervise where necessary) other members of the engineering department.
  • Be aware of, organise and prioritise personal workload to ensure deadlines are achieved.
  • Ensure a high standard of professionalism is maintained.
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping in the work area and department.
  • Ensure personal compliance with all HSE legislation and HSE Company policy.
  • Contribute to the development and continuous improvement of department working practices and processes.
  • Be fully compliant with department and company policies, procedures and processes, ensuring all work and actions undertaken are in line with such documents.
  • Support other departments and carry out other duties as and when business requirements dictate as may be reasonably expected by line manager.
  • Travel required as dictated by project needs and business requirements (estimated 5% of working hours).

The Person

  • An exceptional ability to understand, evaluate and apply technical information (Functional / Technical skills).
  • Has solutions and suggestions that are effective in addressing the problem at hand (Decision Quality & Problem Solving).
  • Able to adeptly learn the context of a challenge and quickly integrate new skills (Learning on the fly).
  • Able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks (Priority Setting).
  • Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks (Informing Others).
  • Work within and improve business processes whilst exercising good judgement based on immediate and future business needs.  (Process Management).
  • Able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks (Time Management).
  • Will be energised by challenges and drawn towards opportunities (Action oriented)
  • Confident and professional when representing the company in person and in writing (Written Communications & Presentation Skills).
  • Personal and Interpersonal.
  • Imbued with a strong sense of customer focus (internal/external) (Customer Focus).
  • Firm and diplomatic when negotiating (Negotiation).
  • Is known to consistently adhere to ethical principles and expects others to follow suit (Ethics & Values).
  • Committed to self-improvement and development through the role in order to achieve career goals (Self Development).
  • A candid team player who collaborates with peers to solve problems (Peer Relationships).
  • HNC /HND in an Engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • Preferably degree qualified in a relevant Engineering discipline.
  • Working knowledge of design projects within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Working knowledge within a manufacturing environment or within the Energy Industry,    
  • Working knowledge of oilfield equipment.
  • Specifically, Surface Test Trees, Gate Valves, Mud Valves, Plug Valves, Hammer Unions, Flowline equipment.
  • Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and AutoDesk Suite, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, MRP/ERP systems)
  • Understanding of ISO9001
  • Working knowledge in hand calculations, knowledge of design codes.
  • Have an understanding of commonplace industry materials and their application  .
  • Knowledge of specific design codes, EC Directives and CE Marking, API 6A , ASME VIII Boiler and Pressure Vessels, ASME B31.3, NACE MR-0175, ATEX, Norsok, EN12079/DNV2.7-12.7.3 
  • Have an understanding of welding processes and procedures.

The Rewards and benefits

  • Permanent role.
  • Excellent salary.
  • Staff parking.

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