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Lead Engineer Level 3

Ref no. BHN549136
Location Poole, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our client is a global design and manufacturer of flow control solutions for industries such as oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and beverages, water and sanitation, pulp and paper, ethanol and more

Key skills required for this role

Lead engineer level 3, manufacturing, NPI, design and CI


Lead engineer level 3, manufacturing, NPI, design and CI

Job description


Job title: Lead Engineer Level 3
Department: Engineering
Status: Permanent
Normal Hours of Work:
37 hours per week. With additional hours as required to maintain the efficient running of the department.
Location: Poole, UK.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the role is responsible for supporting the Product Development strategy delivering profitable organic growth and continuous improvement. The role is part of the Engineering Department and involves working effectively with the Projects, Production and Quality Engineering teams and Manufacturing Department.


Duties will include but not be limited to:
? Design market leading products applying sound engineering practice in a timeframe consistent with the business objectives.
? Liaise with customers through the quotation and pre-production phases in order to understand customer need and provide class leading technology.
? Apply innovation to product design, optimising value added performance characteristics and functionality to gain competitive advantage.
? Interpret and apply relevant engineering standards, legislation, certification and customer compliance requirements.
? Compile design reports, stress calculations, tolerance stack-up analysis, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and other relevant design validation methodology.
? Apply significant specialist knowledge in technology, certification or industrial applications to New Product Development.
? Take leadership in design validation and qualification testing, including planning research and Research and Development (R&D) and sub-contracted resources.
? Drive concurrent engineering, applying appreciation for manufacturing methodology, process capability, assembly, testing methodology and inspection process capability.
? Co-ordinate project teams when appropriate to ensure the related small team of engineers efficiently release the pre-production project workload.
? Check, verify, and sign off work completed by Level 1,2 and 3 Design Engineers as appropriate, providing mentorship if required.
? Apply VAVE to product design, ensuring manufacturing costs are minimised and cost targets are achieved by working effectively with production engineers.
? Provide detailed instructions for manufacture, inspection and R&D testing within the New Product Development process.
? Maintain and apply Lean principles to the engineering environment.
? Provide technical support and product training to customers and sales engineers.
? Compile Operating and Maintenance Manuals for new and derivative products, assisting marketing and sales companies where appropriate.
? Perform other such duties commensurate with the nature and level of the post as may be reasonably required.
? All employees are to take reasonable care of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. You are to co-operate with the employer (or anyone else) to ensure that statutory provisions are meet. You must not intentionally misuse or interfere with anything provided to you for health and safety reasons. You must use all plant equipment and hazardous substances in accordance with the instruction and training provided to you and you must report any dangerous situations and shortcomings in the Safety, Health, Environmental and Fire Safety (SHEF) Management System. All employees are to comply in full with the Company's SHEF Policy.

Essential Criteria
? Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent qualification or experience.
? Knowledge of valve design technologies - relevant experience in materials, mechanics, engineering mathematics, magnetics, fluid power, corrosion, stress and thermodynamics.
? Knowledge of fluid power applications and circuit design, component selection, installation methods, performance interactions and control systems.
? In depth understanding of modern manufacturing methods, inspection and assembly techniques within a precision CNC engineering and electronics environment.
? Sound understanding of technical risk mitigation, design validation and qualification methodology.
? Proficient in engineering software as applicable, 2D and 3D CAD, FEA, CFD, Mathcad, MS Office, preferably using Autodesk platforms (AutoCAD, Inventor, Ansys) ? Professional and effective communication skills both verbal and written.
? Ability to manage their own time and deliverables effectively, reducing inefficiencies and delays and applying appropriate foresight, diligence and planning.
? Ability to travel both nationally and internationally to attend professional training opportunities or provide technical support and product training to customers, distributors and Sales Engineers.
? Strives for Continual Professional Development.
? Ability to evaluate processes and instigate continuous improvement.

Desirable Criteria
? Experience with high pressure valve design for Nuclear, Oil and Gas, or Space and related certification, customer practices and regulations.

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