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Senior Design Engineer

Job Description

  • Job Reference: JSSDE230622
  • Job Title: Senior Design Engineer
  • Salary: £32k to £37k DOE
  • Location: Dungannon, Northern Ireland

VANRATH are recruiting for a Senior Design Engineer on behalf of a rapidly growing, engineering sub-contractor to become a key member of their Senior Management Team.

Our client has experienced exponential growth over the past few years, providing custom-built products and fully operational machinery to a wide customer base in the materials, quarry, waste and recycling industries.

£32k to £37k Dependant Upon Experience


  • Develop a robust business development strategy to exploit the range of company products.
  • Develop and ensure the execution of challenging sales targets for the sales team, construct sales forecasts and monitor and report on sales achievement.
  • Explore new market opportunities
  • Engineering requirements for customer projects, securing customer business including face to face meetings with new and existing customers along with providing aftersales services and advice.
  • Work closely with the Managing Director and management team to formulate the short-, medium- and long-term company strategies, integrate the business development and marketing strategies and ensure the company business plan operates to fruition.
  • Identify, and analyse new business opportunities in local and export markets and recommend the most appropriate approach in each case.
  • Manage the growth of the geographical base for the company's services by exploring and following up on export opportunities.
  • Direct the necessary research and analysis, including acquiring and collating appropriate target market data, to identify potential markets and customer leads.
  • Establish and maintain a structured customer led communication process for each customer order/project which accurately interprets and identifies customer requirements.
  • Manage the customer ordering process to ensure that customer expectations can be met and that customer demands are in line with company strategy and available product range.
  • Ensure effective customer communication at all stages including ordering, production, and despatch, in relation to amendments, modifications, delivery timeframes etc.
  • Overall management and delivery of day-to-day CAD operations, incorporating the preparation of CAD drawings and technical documentation in accordance with customer requirements and specifications.
  • Initiate, lead and manage the design process, involving others as appropriate, and developing CAD drawings as necessary.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to the Production Team as required.
  • Develop control systems incorporating quality requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant specifications, standards, and safety regulations.
  • Extract key data from projects to produce material quantities, labour costings etc to deliver product costings and margin controls.
  • Liaise with Head of Operations to ensure the expedient and timely completion of customer changes on projects and provide related feedback to the management team.
  • Undertake customer/site visits as necessary.
  • Meet regularly with the Managing Director as part of the Senior Management Team to ensure the effective communication of management information.
  • As a key member of the management team, contribute to the formulation and implementation of the short-, medium- and long-term strategy for the company.
  • Ensure the undertaking of personal development in order to keep abreast of technological advances and software upgrades and evaluate and recommend software/hardware changes as required in line with business objectives.
  • Any other duties associated with this role, within reason and capability, as determined by the Managing Director

The Ideal Person

  • Third Level Qualified or Time-Served in Design Engineering
  • 3+ Years Experience in a similar role
  • Experience in the quarry industry would be an advantage

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Joe Sowerby on 028 9033 0250 for a confidential discussion.