Hydraulic Design Engineer

Job Overview

Taunton, England
Job Type
Full Time
£40,000 - £40,000 Per Year
Date Posted
5 days ago

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Job Description

Job Title: Hydraulic Design Engineer

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Salary: Up to £40K DOE

Hours: Core hours are Monday - Thursday 08:00-17:00 and Friday 08:00-16:00

Benefits: 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, private medical package and contributory pension scheme, highly established and reputable business and friendly, welcoming, team orientated environment.

The Company: We are working in partnership with a leading engineering firm who supply products to a range of industries including marine, defence, aerospace, nuclear, utilities and industrial. They are a well renowned company in their field involved with multiple scale projects across the UK. You will be joining an established and knowledgeable down to earth team.

The role:

  • Design Hydraulic Systems solutions in accordance with customers' requirements based incorporating the latest BS/ISO standards.
  • Assist the Engineering Director in ensuring that the company's engineering standards are maintained to the highest level.
  • Ensure that all proposals put forward comply with the relevant statutory requirements and meet best practices as defined by the British Fluid Power Association.
  • Ensure that the company always seeks to propose the best solution for a customer's application.
  • Personally manage designated key projects.
  • Assume overall responsibility for the on-time completion of all engineering design projects, pre and post contract.
  • Ensure that all Health & Safety requirements of the Company & its customers are met.
  • Provide technical advice & guidance to the Company's internal & external sales teams.
  • Interact with the Sales Department to ensure customer requirements are fully understood and relationships are maintained.
  • Interact with key suppliers and use preferred suppliers where required.
  • Ensure all quotations submitted by the Design Department show at least the minimum gross margin agreed with the Directors.

Skills, experience and knowledge requirements:

  • Extensive experience, with proven results, working in the fluid power engineering industry or a similar field of engineering.
  • HND in Electrical Engineering or similar qualification(s).
  • BFPA (British Fluid Power Association) / NFPC (National Fluid Power Centre) approved qualifications.
  • In depth knowledge of hydraulic systems, hydraulic system design with ability to design, read hydraulic circuit diagrams and complete relevant hydraulic formulae calculations.
  • Thorough understanding of engineering practices and applications.
  • HND in Electrical Engineering or similar qualification(s).
  • Commercial expertise to maximise financial returns.
  • Good understanding of current IT systems and their potential benefits to the organisation, as a minimum Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe etc.
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCad LT.
  • Understanding of Solidworks (3D CAD) would be beneficial.
  • Commercial awareness for costs to manufacture.
  • Logical and analytical approach to problem solving.

Next steps…

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