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Design / Project Engineer

Solihull, West Midlands | Salary: TBA | Consultant: Billy Precup

Mechanical Design Engineer / Product Design Engineer – Solidworks

Location: Midlands

Salary: Dependant on experience

The Client

ConSol Partners are currently working closely with a leading client in the special purpose machinery industry who require a Solidworks Design Engineer to join the team on a contract basis. Having obtained some extremely large orders, they are looking to take on 1-2 engineers for an immediate start.

Job Description

Job Title: Design Engineer / PE

Supervisor: The job holder reports to the Head of Projects

Purpose of Job: To provide 2 D and 3 D design and draughting services to the Projects functions, carrying out work in support of proposals and live projects. Acting as PE on suitable projects.

Experience in Solidworks and pnuematic / conveyor design is highly advantageous!


Design Activities

  1. To produce 2 D and 3 D design layouts from specifications for live projects.
  2. Produce detail manufacturing drawings from 3D models.
  3. To undertake equipment and system design work, producing finished drawings, Bills of Material, documents to support Manufacture, operating manuals, Health and Safety and other documentation for assigned projects and products.
  4. Undertake technical discussion and site visits with customers and supplier as necessary.
  5. Support the production of technical specifications for suppliers.
  6. Ensue that designs and layouts produced:
    1. Are “Fit for purpose” equipment, at the most competitive costing levels.
    2. Support efficiency of manufacture.
    3. Meet the requirements of the contract.
    4. Conform to statutory regulations for design, Health and Safety and operation and maintenance activities.
  7. Ensure drawings / parts data base are always up to date with current revisions.
  8. Help develop and maintain a set of designed standard products to support the Company’s objective of maximising the amount of standard products offered and manufactured.
  9. Support the management of the specification portfolio, ensuring consistency and standardisation.
  10. Support the design review process as necessary.

Project Execution Phase

  1. To apply technical and organising skills in order to manage assigned contracts and to produce product designs operating solely or with others and always within the financial, technical, regulatory, procedural, planning and contractual constraints placed upon the Company, and advising the Head of Projects of progress/problems through established reporting procedures.
  2. To co-ordinate and assist the Installation function as necessary during the installation and commissioning phases of project.
  3. Support Project Managers/ Project Engineers or act as a Project Engineer as necessary in the execution of live projects.
  4. Support the Project Managers / Project Engineers or act as a Project Engineer on site investigations into problems with equipment / material handling.
  5. To provide up-to-date and accurate reports on contract and product design status to the Head of Projects and/or to other Managers.
  6. To ensure that assigned contracts are undertaken in such a manner as to achieve Customer satisfaction and to within contract cost estimate and to time schedules.
  7. Ensure that documentation is appropriately filed and that the Company’s position is protected at all times.


  1. Act a back up for transferring information to the “Sigmanest” nesting system and process information for use on the in house laser cutting machine, following the in house process and keeping appropriate records.
  2. Administer engineering software licences.
  3. Ensure that all Company procedures inc. those set out in the Quality Assurance Manual and Working Procedures are adhered to at all times and improved as necessary.
  4. To observe at all times the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and to maintain safe and clean working areas.
  5. Attend meetings as necessary.
  6. Work reasonable overtime as dictated by the pattern of work.
  7. To carry out any other duties within the job holder’s capability, including transferring to other work, as and when required.




Technical qualification

HND or equivalent

Engineering degree

Technical experience

Background of working on significant size, integrated design, supply and install / commission type projects.

Experienced in conveyor technology and or the waste recycling or allied industry

Managerial experience




An individual capable of working on own initiative. Someone who as ambition & wants to make the role there own. Good team player who communicates and presents well.

A flexible individual who has good attention to detail.

An individual who can demonstrate a track record of starting with something and developing it into something better.

Design capability

Competent in 3D design Competent in AutoCad

Experienced on SolidWorks


Must be a driver

Interviews are likely to be taking place from the 19/05/2017 so if of interest please contact Billy Precup at ConSol Partners on 02081502582, or drop me an email at with your most up-to-date CV and cover letter elaborating your experiences relevant to the job description.

ConSol Partners:

We are a leading consultancy for expansion in the Mechanical Design market. We work in collaboration with growing organisations on exclusive assignments to find them the best talent in the industry.

ConSol Partners focus only in this niche market so can offer unrivalled sector knowledge, key insight into companies hiring and professional delivery to manager your job search from start to finish.

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