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Senior NPD Engineer

Location: HUDDERSFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE Salary: 40000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Per Annum, inc benefits
Sector: Engineering Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 2 months ago Reference: 3049444
Reed Engineering and Manufacturing are working with a leading company in the Huddersfield area

We are currently seeking a talented Senior NPD Engineer to join our team at our site in Huddersfield.

You need to be driven by new ideas and innovation and interested in developing patentable solutions. A team player who is a highly organised, creative, technical engineer.

We are looking for a driven, passionate individual with a wealth of NPD experience, who is capable of delivering new product developments form initial concept right through to our production and support beyond.


The main purpose of the role will be to become a core member of the innovative design & development team to provide dedicated engineering expertise for the concept development and implementation of new products from the design phase through to an international production environment.

The Role:

We are currently developing a new generation of highly technical innovative interior micro architecture solutions that require a multi discipline of engineering integration including: wood and aluminium structures / beautifully simple clever assembly solutions / acoustics / ventilation / lighting / technology integration / acoustic doors / electrical & cable management integration / new materials / innovative manufacturing & construction processes.

Some of the main responsibilities of the role will include:

Working with the design team to research, develop and manage engineering of projects from concept to manufacture

Researching and development of innovative materials / engineering solutions / production processes / engineering contingencies

Project managing and co-ordinating development / implementation project plans and deliver progress updates on live projects

Engineering development through the use of software - FEA / Project management / Presentations using SolidWorks 3D CAD / Word / Excel / Teamwork / Office 365 / PowerPoint

Assisting in producing prototypes including in house testing to prove out engineering directions both on site and occasionally off site

Managing engineering implementation through to production and investigate and resolve component and process issues for NPD/NPI elements

Reviewing and suggesting improvements on new developments based on technical, commercial, risk consideration, repeatability and global production and installation

Supplier liaison on resolution of quality issues and implementation of continuous improvement opportunities




The Person:

The successful candidate will bring the following experiences, skills and qualities to the role:

Previous experience from within a similar mechanical engineering design role

Mechanical and technical engineering experience related to structures, acoustics, moving mechanisms, ventilation, fluid dynamics, lighting and electronics are highly desirable

Proficiency in SolidWorks CAD systems

A strong collaborative team member able to share and develop ideas within a small team & communicate with all areas of the business

A logical and methodical thought process

Excellent communication skills

High levels of organisation

A broad in-depth understanding of various materials and processes including (but not limited to) injection moulding, die casting, extrusions, CNC or wood, metal, steel fabrication etc.

Previous experience in facilitating best practice tools such as DFMEA’s, FMEA’s

Experience in Project Management taking a project from concept to fruition

Ability to prioritise workload in demanding environment

You will need to submit a covering letter outlining your reasons for applying and suitability for the role along with a current CV to katherine.coomer@reedglobal.com

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