Design Engineer/Graduate Design Engineer

Location: Datchet, United Kingdom
Type: Full Time

IDC is looking for a Design Engineer/Graduate Design Engineer.


What we do

At IDC, we innovate to create successful products which improve people’s lives. With over 45 years of experience as a design consultancy developing market-leading products in medical, consumer and industrial sectors, we serve a range of clients from multinational brands to cutting edge start-ups.

Our clients benefit from a full range of product development services including user research, concept generation, mechanical engineering, detailed design for manufacture, electronics and software engineering, testing, prototyping and production. Our team of designers, engineers, model makers and project managers collaborate to ensure we design commercial, technically robust and desirable products.

What we could do for you

Variety is certainly one of the things that defines us. With the diversity of projects that we engage with, you will enjoy being constantly exposed to new product sectors, technologies, processes and user groups. You will be given the flexibility and support to develop your skills and knowledge. Along with the varied and exciting work in a vibrant and friendly studio environment, IDC offer a competitive salary, pension, life insurance, permanent health insurance and basic health cover.

Our studio is directly by the station in Datchet which is 50 minutes from London Waterloo by train. We also have parking available. The role is mainly studio-based but with some flexibility to work from home. We also provide flexible working hours.

What you would be doing

  • Creative technical idea generation based on preliminary research and sound engineering principles
  • Detailed design from concept to production with high attention to detail working closely with the ID and electronics team
  • 3D CAD modelling (Solidworks)
  • Design of proof of principle test rigs & assembly jigs
  • Managing prototype production and testing to prove out principles and production solutions
  • Liaising with different manufacturers and suppliers to ensure solutions are easily transferred into production
  • Interfacing with clients from report generation to demonstrating your production-ready solutions.
  • Help us identify how we could improve - as that is a key element on how we’ve achieved so much over the past years.
  • Our team at IDC would work closely with you to support your effort, whilst ensuring that your desire to create inventive solutions is realised.

What we need from you

  • 0 - 4 years' experience
  • Current grades indicating achievement of 1st or 2:1 degree in Product/Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering or similar.
  • Creative problem solving with an aptitude for researching and applying different technologies
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes for plastic and metal
  • Strong analytical skills including performing engineering calculations
  • Ideally experience of electronics integration i.e., specifying motors, pumps, batteries etc.
  • Having a keen, pro-active and flexible approach
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • Strong CAD Skills – solid & surface modelling as well as 2D technical drawing creation preferably using Solidworks


You will be expected to show a portfolio of work during interview if selected.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applicants we are not able to offer feedback to everyone that applies.  Please do not send applications to our contact email address as these will not be reviewed.

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