Design Manager

I’m recruiting a Lead Design Engineer / Technical manager to join a specialist manufacturer in Southampton.

As part of the Senior Management team, this is a unique opportunity to join a growing company, leading a small technical team whilst remaining hands on and engaging with various internal and external stakeholders.

Previous experience may have been as a Lead Design Engineer, Engineering Manager, Design Manager, Technical Lead, Technical Manager, Lead Project Engineer, Technical Project Manager.

The Role
Oversee small team of Design/Project Engineers
Oversee manufacturing improvements
Liaising with customers on-site
Hands-on Design work with 3D CAD Package

Strong Mechanical background, ideally with formal qualification
Experience leading technical teams or individuals
3D CAD modelling experience – Solidworks, AutoCAD 3D or similar
Strong knowledge of engineering materials or materials science
Previous experience may have been in material handling, capital equipment, automotive, aerospace, sheet metal fabrication
Familiarity with manufacturing processes such as heat treatment & surface coating
Comfortable with occasional UK and international travel
Located within commutable distance of Southampton

Benefits Package
22 days holiday per year + Bank holidays + an extra day’s holiday for every 4 years of service
37 Hour week with half an hour for lunch
Company healthcare scheme
Mobile phone
Death in service benefit – Twice annual salary
Annual bonus scheme

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Location Southampton
Job titleDesign Manager
Salary £40000 - £50000
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