Design & Project Manager - Saffron Walden

25 days holiday and Pension scheme up to 5%
Ref: 113 Date Posted: Monday 13 Jun 2022
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Design & Project Manager (SolidWorks)-  £38K -Permanent

Saffron Walden - Monday to Friday 9 - 5 pm

Our client is an industry-leading organisation who are expanding through its own success. They have a strong reputation for quality and innovation in design, manufacture, and products. 

This is a really exciting opportunity to become the Design & Project Manager reporting to the Technical Director and will work on the many projects that are increasing in demand from concept to finished product. HNC/HND/Degree in engineering or product design. Working to budgets and timelines to produce designs, prototypes, and testing for compliance. Driving continual improvement and having a desire to work within a strong team culture in a great location and a friendly working environment.  Executing projects to meet management strategic objectives and to ensure project delivery within budget and within timeframes. 

We are looking for a lighting designer with a flexible approach to become a key player in the team to ensure the company continues to lead by innovation as it continues its strong growth. This is a good time for a Design & Project Manager to join this organisation to become a pivotal part of the team. 


The main areas of responsibility for the Design and Product Manager

  • Utilise Solidworks CAD system. 
  • Generate work and approved design specifications.
  • Produce conceptual designs and costings data.
  • Produce Prototypes.
  • Liaise with external suppliers for out-of-house engineering.
  • Produce tooling files, procurement spec drawings, and obtain quotations from suppliers.
  • Manage testing regimes - electrical and mechanical.
  • Develop and test assembly/construction methods.
  • Modify existing product designs to meet customer requirements.
  • Analyse competitor products.
  • Collating information for, and producing CE/UKCA technical files.


  • HNC/HND/Degree qualification in engineering or product design.


  • Competent using of SolidWorks CAD system for 3D modeling and surfacing.
  • Previous experience in product or lighting design.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing technologies and materials.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Knowledge of lens/optical lens design software. (an advantage)
  • Knowledge of Relux or DIALux software. (an advantage)
  • Full clean driving license.

Design & Project Manager Spec:

  • Proven track record for managing your own projects.
  • Conscientious, thorough, and observant with an eye for detail.
  • Responsible with a results-driven approach.
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Flexible approach


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension, matched by the company up to 5%
  • Rural location
  • Free on-site parking
  • Monday to Friday 35-hour week

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