Lead Product Development Engineer / Mechanical Development Engineer / Mechanical Engineer / Lead Mechanical Design Engineer / NPD Engineer required to join a leading manufacturer based in Wellingborough.

The Lead Mechanical Development Engineer / Product Development Engineer / Lead Design Engineer / NPD Engineer will technically lead new product development projects from feasibility phase through to implementation in production and mentor junior engineers.

You must be Degree qualified in mechanical engineering (or similar) with proven experience using 3D CAD (Solidworks preferred) and PLM software.

£45,000 – £47,500 depending on experience

22 days holiday plus bank holidays


Design and development of products

Technically lead new product development (NPD) projects from the feasibility phase through to production

Support and mentor junior or less experienced R&D engineers

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

Preparation of manufacturing drawings and bills of materials using SolidWorks and PLM software

Working in the R&D department, reporting to the Research & Development Manager

Technically assess and implement design change requests

Liaise with various engineering departments

Provide technical assistance to other departments and suppliers to help solve technical problems during manufacture and assembly

Writing technical reports

Flexible working hours – Monday – Thursday start between 07:00 and 09:15am, and finish between 16:30 and 18:00. Friday start between 07:00 and 09:15am finish between 12:30 and 14:30
Office based in Wellingborough


Proven background as a Mechanical Development Engineer / Mechanical Engineer / Design Engineer / Product Development Engineer / NPD Engineer / Design & Development Engineer or similar

Degree in mechanical engineering or similar engineering / manufacturing / physics

Experience in a product design and development role

Willingness to, or exposure mentoring / leading junior engineers

Experience using 3D CAD is essential, preferably using SolidWorks but others will be considered

Familiar with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

Experience leading new product development projects

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools experience

Commutable to Wellingborough

Job Location: Wellingborough
Job title: Lead Product Development Engineer
Salary: £45000 - £47500 plus bonus

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