Product Design Engineer

Based in Dartford, we’re seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer with a demonstrable portfolio of Product Design & Development and who has the potential / desire to very quickly become the Manager of our Design Engineering team. Ideally, you’ll come from a metal, glass, aluminium or plastic forming background but large-scale engineering projects with a strong design aesthetic are of interest too.

SALARY: £30,000 - £40,000

BENEFITS: 25 days holiday Pension Private Healthcare Flexible Benefits package including; childcare vouchers / bike to work scheme.

LOCATION: Dartford

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: We are based in Dartford. Please keep this in mind when applying from Enfield, Epping, Cheshunt, Romford, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Wickford, Basildon, Rayleigh, South-end-on-Sea, London, Bromley, Mitcham, Sutton, Croydon, Crawley, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Seven Oaks, Maidstone, Chatham, Gravesend.

JOB SPECIFICATION - Mechanical Product Design Engineer

Why apply for this role?:

·You’re interested in designing products and environments that could save lives.
·You’re ambitious and want to develop your career, you want to move into a leadership role very soon.
·You want to work with a company that is expanding into new markets and growing quickly.

As a Mechanical Product Design Engineer you will be responsible for leading multiple projects, from cradle to grave. As well as using your hands-on product design experience to continue the ongoing development of our unique range of physical security solutions, you also will work closely with our blue-chip clients to design and build bespoke solutions, tailored to their exacting needs.

You will also be given the opportunity to grow into the Manager of our Engineering team so your time is likely to be split 70% on Mechanical Product Design and 30% mentoring others in your team. Your responsibilities will include:

·Hands on Mechanical Product design.
·Full project lifecycle management, from inception to delivery.
·Maintenance and control of technical documentation.
·Ensuring all solutions are correctly specified, designed and tested, taking into account current standards and legislation.
·Provide pre-sales technical advice / support.
·Work to exacting specifications that take account of form, fit and function whilst being mindful of budgets, costs and deadlines.
You will also provide regular project progress updates and reports to the Senior Management team.

PERSONAL PROFILE - Mechanical Product Design Engineer

You MUST be a qualified Mechanical Design Engineer with a proven track record of product design and development.
You MUST have 3D modelling software knowledge – Inventor is preferred but cross-over training will be given and any ERP experience is desirable, we use EFACS but again full training will be provided.
You may be currently managing a team OR be ready to move into a fully-fledged management position but either way, attitude and potential are more vital.
In addition, you will be used to working on simultaneous projects in metal, glass, aluminium or plastic forming and be able to get to our Dartford HQ on a daily basis.


Founded in 1989, we have steadily grown to become the leading Designer, manufacturer, installer and maintainer of bespoke physical security products in the UK. We enjoy a multi-million pound turnover and employ over 70 people, based in our Dartford HQ and deployed in the field throughout the UK.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Product Design Engineer, Mechanical Product Design Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Product Design, Principal Design, Senior Product Design, Product Manager, Design Manager, Design Team Leader, Project Manager, Lead Designer, Engineering Lead, Project Engineer, Metal, Glass, Aluminium, Plastic, Forming, Fabrication, Industrial Design. We are breaking into new markets and creating additional product lines and this opportunity is the result of that positive market expansion.

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Lee Henning quoting Product Design Engineer and reference LH14871 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683314 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.