Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Datchet, United Kingdom
Type: Full Time

IDC is looking for Senior Design Engineer/Project Managers for our UK office to aid in our service & team expansion. 

What we do

Industrial Design Consultancy ( is a leading, dynamic product development consultancy credited with many internationally recognised awards such as Red Dot Best of the Best, iDea, Medical Design Excellence Award, and Green dot. Founded in 1972, we are one of the most established design agencies in the UK serving national and overseas clients. Due to our expanding far-east client base, we opened a design office in central Shanghai in 2011 to be part of the dynamic growth happening in China.
We deliver the full package of product development services from user research, concept generation, ergonomic study, design, testing, to transferring our innovative work into production. Our team of product designers, engineers, model makers and project managers closely collaborate to not only reinforce our positive working culture but to ensure that we design commercial, technically robust and desirable products.

What we could do for you

Variety is certainly one of the things that define us. Whether for large or small projects, our client base ranges from SME’s to large multinational companies across many market sectors such as medical, consumer and capital goods.
With this diversity of work, you will enjoy being constantly exposed to new materials, techniques and technologies during the development stages. You will also be able to develop your creative and engineering skills with our broad and fast-moving projects - which will always keeps things exciting for you.
Along with the varied and exciting work in a vibrant and friendly environment, IDC offer a competitive salary, pension, life insurance, permanent health insurance and basic health cover.

What you would be doing

  • Designing & developing technical product solutions across a wide range of products, from concept through to production ready
  • Project Managing multi-discipline teams – ensuring projects are on-time, to budget & delivering innovation to our clients requirements
  • Liaising with clients on a daily basis ensuring customer satisfaction
  • 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
  • Help us identify how we could improve - as that is a key element on how we’ve achieved so much over the past years.
  • Creative technical idea generation based on preliminary research and sound engineering principles
  • Detailed design from concept to production with high attention to detail
  • 3D CAD modelling (Solidworks)
  • 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

  • Minimum achievement of 1st or 2:1 degree in Mechanical Engineering / Product Design Engineering
  • 5-8 years’ experience in an Engineering Design environment – ideally with medical device development
  • Working understanding of the application of ISO standards, for QMS & MDD (ISO 9000 & ISO13485)
  • Proven track record of innovation & project management
  • Creative problem solving with an aptitude for researching and applying different technologies
  • Depth of knowledge of manufacturing processes (for plastic/metal) and its design requirements
  • Strong analytical skills including performing engineering calculations -  including simulation (FEA)
  • Having a keen, pro-active and flexible approach
  • Good presentation and communication skills
  • CAD modelling skills preferably Solidworks
  • To join us in our social activities once in a while

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

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