Senior Technical Designer
Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Retail CAD Designer / Senior Technical Designer to join an award-winning worldwide shopfitting and retail display organisation within their ambitious team. You will be responsible for liaising directly with the client to take project briefings and produce 3D designs that can be manufactured to client expectations within agreed time-frames. You will be the design champion for your team’s projects, owning the design and making it your responsibility to deliver it to the best quality possible. You will possess essential knowledge of manufacturing materials, processes and costs within a shopfitting supplier, with at least 3-5 years in a CAD Designer / Technical Designer position. Key Responsibilities:- Working with internal Concept Designer or external design agencies to realise the chosen concept. Sketch solutions to assembly/manufacturing problems or for estimation purposes. Take approved visuals/concepts and produce 3D models and manufacturing drawings using SolidWorks. Ensure projects are designed to budget, actively looking for and promoting cost-saving opportunities during design development. Work closely with Project Buyers to develop the appropriate combination of design and supplier, ensuring that designs meet the manufacturing capabilities of the supply base. Be conscious of varying regional supply capabilities and designing for the right market. Manage the build and completion of your prototypes, ensuring the unit is presented to the client on time. Visit factories within Europe and Asia as needed to verify display construction, specifications and quality. Ensure project documentation adheres to company defined processes. Ensure designs are fit for purpose, adhering to any client requirements or health and safety needs. Managing your time and projects to meet agreed deadlines. Be the design lead on larger projects where additional resource is required to deliver. Maintain excellent communication across all departments ensuring all relevant project information is circulated to all parties. Highly motivated you can bring a sense of humour and good interpersonal skills to benefit during pressured periods. Key Requirements:- 4 years’ experience of working in Retail Design industry. A thorough and demonstrable knowledge and experience in designing for manufacturing displays in; Steel and sheet fabrication, Sheet metal, Finishings, Plastic, Wood fabrication, Wood by-products and Timber. Self-motivated, does not need constant supervision to stay productive. A good communicator, able to get ideas across and manage expectations. Experienced user of Solidworks (or similar 3D modeller) Positive approach to problem solving / lateral thinking, can do attitude is essential. Process discipline, good attention to detail, ensuring compliance and correct completion of all processes. Good time management, working in an organised fashion. Good interpersonal skills, working well in a team environment. Ability to work flexible hours when necessary and available to travel.