Design Team Leader - Greater Manchester - circa £40k benefits

White Label Recruitment
From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum bonus, pension, life insurance, priv
12 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016
Contract Type
I am currently recruiting for one of my key clients in Manchester who are now seeking a Design Team Leader to join and be responsible for running their design team. The client is looking for someone who has solid experience of end to end delivery, has some line management experience , and someone who is confident in communicating with the business, their customers and the project stakeholders. The client design and manufacture materials handling machinery and are ideally looking for someone who to be responsible for the following: Ensure department provides a responsive service to all its 'customers' Improved 'right first time' of projects; improve production assembly Improved efficiencies of the engineering team against current standard times by improvement of the existing processes Ensuring projects costs (production) / estimates are understood against actual costs. Liaise closely with technical managers to create high quality, high performance material handling solutions Preparation of conceptual designs and rendered images Contribute to new product design, reducing costs and lead times by investigating and implementing new design techniques and manufacturing processes Responsible for carrying out risk assessments and advising safe methods of work Responsible for ensuring designs meet required regulatory compliance, CE compliance, Machinery Directives, LVD, etc. Ensure safety, health and environment is inherent in all projects Preparation of technical quotations and producing estimates of product costs Develop, maintain and amend engineering design drawings using 2D and 3D software packages The client is looking for a Design Team Leader with experience in: Degree qualification in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline Experienced in leading/ running projects independently Performing risk assessments Experience in the design to order industry Experience in conceptual design and rendered imaging Finite Element Analysis experience Broad experience of product specification, design and new product introduction Formal design change management process knowledge 2D and 3D design techniques Knowledge of fabrication, welding, sand/die casting, vacuum forming processes Design of conveyor material handling solutions labour intensive, manually assembled manufacture Specification, and design of jigs and fixtures Knowledge of ERP systems Autodesk Inventor experience (or similar 3D CAD packages) The client is paying up to 40k and the package includes an annual bonus, contributory pension, life insurance, private healthcare and childcare vouchers. Please apply immediately if you are interested in the role. For further information please contact Ruth Llewellyn at White Label Recruitment. This job was originally posted as