Lead/Senior Design Engineer (Shanghai)

Location: London, United Kingdom
Type: Full Time

IDC is looking for a Lead/Senior Design Engineer to be based in Shanghai China.

This exciting role offers you the opportunity to excelerate your career development in a fast paced and high level consultancy environment in one of the world's most exciting cities.

What we do

IDC China provides European design, engineering and new product development expertise coupled with the advantage of on the ground support for manufacturing in China. We specialise in China’s fast-growing healthcare sector, creating healthcare products and regulated medical devices for domestic and international markets.

Our clients benefit from a full range of product development services including industrial design, mechanical engineering, detailed design for manufacture, electronics and software engineering, testing, prototyping and production support. Our team of designers, mechanical engineers, electronic engineers 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 able to utilise and develop your skills with our broad and fast-moving projects and track this with our skills development matrix while working in a vibrant, multinational and friendly studio environment (Huangpu District, Shanghai)


The role

We are looking for a lead/senior design engineer to conceive and implement technical product design solutions and working concepts through to full engineering detail and ready for manufacture.

  • Take a lead role in designing & developing technical product solutions across a wide range of healthcare product sectors, from usability research and concepts throughs to production
  • Take ownership of multi discipline projects ensuring creative and technical idea generation and development based on preliminary research and sound engineering principles
  • Ensure our high quality and technical standards are being met on time and to budget, reporting directly to the Managing Directors (IDC China & UK)
  • 3D CAD modelling (Solidworks)
  • Mentoring and supporting junior members to plan career progression and ensure high achievement
  • Liaising with internal & external stakeholders ensuring customer needs are understood and met through project delivery and on going client relations
  • Report to IDC UK on Quality management activities and represent IDC China in internal & external audits
  • 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 with experience of high-volume manufacture
  • Help us identify how we could improve - as that is a key element on how we’ve achieved so much over the past years
  • Detailed design from concept to production with high attention to detail
  • Development to managing projects and multi-discipline teams – ensuring projects are on-time, to budget, appropriately documented & delivering innovation to our client’s requirements


You are:

  • Motivated, curious and passionate about design & engineering
  • A creative, collaborative and flexible team-player
  • Able to think comprehensively to generate ideas and develop a justified point of view
  • Experienced in human centred design from concept to production
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Able to present clearly and concisely and explain design and engineering decisions
  • A hands-on engineer happy at a CAD station or in the prototype workshop
  • A go-getter with a passion for understanding how things work
  • A native English speaker with great presentation and communication skills


You have evidence of:

  • Degree level qualification ideally 2:1 and above in Mechanical Engineering / Product Design/Engineering
  • 10+ years’ experience
  • Creative problem solving with an aptitude for researching and applying different technologies
  • Engineering analysis, math models and detail engineering specification
  • Experience taking projects from initial brief through to manufacture & delivering products to market
  • Familiar with a wide range of materials and manufacturing processes including injection moulding, machining and fabrication
  • Depth of knowledge of manufacturing processes (for plastic/metal) and its design requirements
  • Strong knowledge of ISO13485 or other quality management systems


Ideal but not compulsory:

  • Medical device development experience
  • Project management experience
  • Understanding of electrical engineering integration
  • Consultancy experience


Please attach a portfolio of your work or provide a link where it can be viewed, along with a CV and cover letter. Please do not send these through to our contact email. 




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