• Job Reference: 40306
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Discipline: Design & Engineering
  • Location: Kent
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Skills: Development Engineer

Job Title: Development Engineer

Location: Kent 

The Company:

An exciting opportunity awaits a committed and self-driven Development or Mechanical Engineer to join the enthusiastic engineering team at a British automotive, specialist manufacturer. This coveted role offers exposure to diverse aspects of vehicle development, contributing to the legacy of a renowned British brand.


 The salary offered is competitive and commensurate with experience and skill level. After a probationary period, a range of benefits will be accessible, including eligibility to join the Company Pension Scheme, DIS, and staff purchase discounts. Additionally, there are opportunities for remote work and flexible working arrangements.


Job Description 


The chosen candidate will be responsible for designing new automotive components, enhancing existing parts and products through prototyping, and managing the transition from design to production. Problem-solving skills will be crucial in addressing ongoing production, engineering, and development challenges. Additionally, the role involves coordinating with external production suppliers and overseeing their projects.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 2:1 BEng in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering
  • Relevant post-graduate work experience
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD systems, preferably Solidworks
  • Design experience for fabrication, laser cutting, machining, and plastic molding
  • Ability to create technical drawings for manufacturing
  • Familiarity with engine and electrical harness development
  • Strong technical acumen, capable of leading vehicle development efforts

About You:

  • Demonstrated involvement in relevant extracurricular activities
  • Effective team player
  • Skilled problem solver with keen diagnostic abilities
  • Broad experience in vehicle engineering
  • Knowledge of design control systems
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office suite


Theo James Recruitment specialise in Manufacturing & Engineering recruitment across the following disciplines. 


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