Leading UK Manufacturer of Caravans and Motorhomes

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Lead Design Engineer



Lead Design Engineer


Main Purpose of the job

To lead and motivate a team to deliver solutions and designs for the next generation of touring caravan products,

participating in the complete project development lifecycle.

To drive new product designs from concept through to production within demanding timescales achieving performance

and reliability targets


Understand customer needs, translating those into innovative engineering solutions

Work closely within multi-disciplined teams to ensure customer requirements are achieved and projects are delivered

on time, cost and quality

Develop test plans for new and existing product to ensure the product meets customer needs

Design reviews on new product designs

Developing design concepts which comply with legislative requirements

Undertake detailed analysis of components and products identifying cost reduction, product improvement and

warranty reduction opportunities within the Business

To disseminate project outputs using appropriate tools such as project reports, presentations and other suitable


Involvement in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing initiatives

Any other reasonable duties as requested

Involvement in 5S & Continuous Improvement initiatives

Adhere to H&S Policy

Adhere to Company Handbook

Adhere to Quality Policy

Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures

Adhere to IT Policy

Involvement in training requests


Educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering (or similar).

Proven experience in the design and development of new products is essential.

Full UK driving licence

Knowledge and Experience:

Minimum of 10 years of experience in the design and development of fast moving, consumer products

Lateral thinking with the ability to provide realistic and innovative design solutions

Proven ability to lead, including resource balancing, mentoring team members and scheduling requirements.

Experience of handling multiple tasks/projects

Highly proficient use and administration of 3D CAD packages, ideally Autodesk Inventor and Vault

Knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials as they relate to design and manufacturing

Ability to create and implement process changes for continuous improvement within the department and company


Development of test plans

Structured Problem Solving capabilities

Self-motivated with a high degree of creativity and initiative

Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills; computer literate


Ability to achieve aggressive timescales

Lead by example with an excellent engineering discipline

Excellent attention to detail

Ability to prioritise own workload

Good organisational and communication skills

Excellent team working skills

Not afraid of, and open to, change

Act with Integrity

Lead by example

Look after our Customers

Communicate effectively - we talk to each other not about each other

Process driven

Promote a positive business image


Not wasteful of Company Resources

Support the Community and Environment

Normal Hours of work: 

Days : Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs Hours : 08:00 to 17:00

Fri 08:00 13:00

The post holder would be required to work the hours necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role.

How to Apply:

Please forward an up to date copy of your CV to recruitment@erwinhymergroup.co.uk

Closing date:

21 Mar 2020