Product Design Engineer

Location: Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Type: Full Time

IDC needs a talented and experienced Product Design Engineer to join its energetic and expanding Shanghai studio.

IDC (Industrial Design Consultancy) has a 42-year history in the UK, littered with awards and incredible projects. 3 years ago, we became multinational and our fresh China studio situated in the desirable downtown Luwan district, needs you. Do you have the skills and ability and to be part of what we are becoming?

Our full-service product development consultancy meets clients’ needs, from pre-concept to implementation, specialising in the medical sector. We design real commercial products, not just concepts. Check idc.uk.com and idc.cn.com for more.

The Role:

Guided by Design and Engineering Directors and the client, you undertake medical product development activities throughout the NPD cycle. Through brainstorming, sketching, CAD and prototyping, you will be responsible for conceiving technical product design solutions and working the concepts up to full engineering detail for manufacture. You will supervise others and provide mentoring, leadership and project management. As IDC China grows, so will you, contributing to the leadership and design guidance of the team. You will be joining us at a really exciting and challenging period of growth, where you will regularly collaborate with UK staff, travel within China and potentially the UK.

You Are:

  • Motivated and passionate about exceptional products
  • A tenacious problem-solver who is technically and mechanically creative
  • Flexible and cross-disciplined with experience from concept to manufacture
  • Experienced working with industrial designers
  • Empathetic with users, and experienced in design for usability
  • Focused on quality and attention to detail
  • Experienced in prototyping, testing, manufacturer liaison and patents
  • Confident in presenting your ideas at the highest level, with excellent English essential (Mandarin very desirable)
  • Self-motivated and you effectively manage your time and goals
  • (Chinese applicants) ideally with foreign education or working experience
  • (Foreign applicants) ideally with experience of working in China with Mandarin language skills

You Have Evidence of:

  • Generation of concepts, new design ideas and solutions to design problems
  • 8+ years commercial product design engineering experience, ideally client-facing
  • A relevant degree
  • Skills in 3D CAD, detailed surfacing, engineering drawings, prototyping and testing for products in plastics and metals
  • Skills in manual sketching to presentation standard
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