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Bolton, Lancashire Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced design engineer to join a small high performing design team in a long established, positive & growing manufacturing environment. You will be a product design expert who will establish appropriate delivery standards for the design office i.e. drawing standards, release requirements, tolerance standards.

Client Details

Our client, based in Bolton, is a world leader in the manufacturing of systems, modules and components for commercial vehicles. They are an established market leader in the Automotive world, and are looking to add a Lead Design Engineer to the ranks to help further boost their growth.


As Lead Design Engineer, you will have the following key responsibilities:

Working as part of a small team reporting to the Design & Applications Engineering Manager.

Minimum 5 years design experience using contemporary Solid Modelling tools.

Leading Product design, specification and design maintenance activity.

Provision of engineering support for specific applications enquiries.

Responsible for the integrity of the PDM database, BOM records and design standards.

Good understanding of solid modelling capabilities and exploiting same for product advantage.

Development of a design from a spec to factory drawings, BoM, quality processes, etc as necessary.

Taking responsibility for work packages within a project, organising own task priorities and resource to achieve targets.


The successful Lead Design Engineer will have the following:


Portfolio evidence of good quality design experience

Precision design experience, especially with carbon steel tubes, forgings, castings.

Precision manufacturing process experience e.g. turning, machining, welding, threading,

Working to tolerance standards such as BS 8888, BS EN 10243-1, etc.

Experience of design release and management in an ERP environment based on ISO9001 standards.

Inquisitive mind with excellent attention to detail and a desire to get it right!

Solid modelling experience with drawing creation.

Hands on person prepared to tackle any reasonable task in a small dept.

Enthusiastic and energetic nature.

Design for manufacture experience and hungry to learn more.

Good MS Office skills especially spreadsheets to a high level.

Project planning & management experience.


SolidWorks 3D and 2D experience. Including use of design tables and Work-group PDM.

Knowledge of hydraulic design.

Finite Element Analysis, awareness of mechanical systems.

Materials specification knowledge (Tube, castings, forgings )

Understanding of Measurement techniques for first article inspection reports.

Mechanical Engineering degree, Preferably to MEng level or Apprentice trained mechanical Engineer

With professional experience portfolio suitable for Chartered Engineer submission in due course

Minimum 5 years mechanical design experience in a design role.

Job Offer

Salary: £35k - £40k

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