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Chief Design Engineer

Chief Design Engineer, £70K - £75K, Hinckley, Leicestershire, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

  • Chief Design Engineer jobs, Lead Design Engineer jobs, Senior Design Engineer jobs, Lead Mechanical Design Engineer jobs, Head of Mechanical Engineering jobs.

  • Design, development, and build of cutting-edge robotics and autonomous systems supplied to the UK and European defence sector.

  • High growth UK technology development and engineering SME backed by a £1billion group.

  • £70K - £75K salary guide plus benefits including 27 days holiday plus all bank holidays.


We are looking for a Chief Design Engineer / Lead Design Engineer / Lead Mechanical Design Engineer / Head of Mechanical Engineering that is excited by having the opportunity to play a key role in the growth of a cutting-edge technology developer within the UK defence sector. £5m t/o UK SME backed by £1billion group.

Your background as a Chief Design Engineer:

  • Role would suit a Lead Engineer or Senior Design Engineer looking to retain technical hands-on mechanical design responsibility (70% of your time) whilst leading, developing, and growing a mechanical engineering team (currently 2 other Mechanical Engineers).

  • Experience of vehicle engineering design is required, specific experience of any of the following areas would be advantageous, vehicle architectures, mechanical systems, chassis design, vehicle payloads, systems integration.

  • Experience of off-road or specialist vehicle applications would be advantageous e.g., defence / military / construction / agricultural / low volume vehicles.

  • You will be degree qualified in a mechanical engineering or similar engineering discipline.

  • You must be eligible for UK security clearance (British or European nation passport holder).

Your Responsibilities as the Chief Design Engineer:

  • Lead the mechanical development of new vehicle concepts from requirements capture through to delivery of prototype vehicles.

  • Support the enhancement, evolution, and industrialisation of vehicles.

  • Technically responsible for mechanical systems at vehicle systems, sub-system, and component level.

  • Lead, and develop the mechanical engineering and foster a close, collaborative working relationship with a group engineering team.

  • Actively contribute and/or lead on the development of engineering processes and procedures within the UK business as it continues to grow.

This Chief Design Engineer job is commutable from Coventry, Leicester, Rugby, Lichfield, Tamworth, Burton upon Trent, Coleshill, Northampton, Hinckley, Coalville, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Loughborough, and surrounding areas.

To apply please send your CV to Luke Smith at Euro Projects Recruitment Ltd.

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“Please note that if you are not contacted within the next ten days then your application, on this occasion, has not been successful.  We thank you for taking the time to apply.”

This job is posted by Euro Projects Recruitment, a recruitment consultancy specialising in engineering and manufacturing appointments from tool room to boardroom. We combine over 100 years of technical knowledge and recruitment expertise to introduce the best candidates to the best companies. We are passionate about your future and persistent in our efforts to secure you the right job.