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Metal Fabrication Design Engineer

  • Location: Somerset
  • Salary: £30k - 34k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:
The leading manufacturer of interior fit-out units for the construction industry is seeking an experienced Metal Fabrication Design Engineer on a Permanent and full-time basis at their Head Office. This is a new role that will involve direct work with the company’s partner company. The Metal Fabrication Design Engineer will have experience in Solid Works / AutoCAD 2 / 3D software. This impressive company is expanding and now looking to appoint a qualified and experienced Metal Fabrication Design Engineer to report to the Design Manager. Working with large commercial, residential projects, and varied developments across the UK and with contracts valued up to £10 million, it will be an interesting role at an exciting time of the company’s growth. Working closely with main contractors and developers across a wide range of sectors (student accommodation, apartments, hotels, retirement homes, healthcare, MOD, and care homes), this company supplies over 10,000 units a year.

About the role:
The Metal Fabrication Design Engineer will have experience in Solid Works / AutoCAD 2 / 3D software. The Design Engineer will have experience in Solid Works / AutoCAD / 3D software. The successful candidate must be suitably qualified to specify and certify welding fabrication drawings. The Metal Fabrication Design Engineer must ensure that the in-house Design and Manufacturing requirements are satisfied from enquiry through to completion, whilst complying with the Quality, Health and Safety procedures of the Company and all statutory and regulatory guides and good practices. This job is client-facing, so the successful candidate will be a confident and professional Design Engineer with excellent communication.

Produce detailed Fabrication and Welding Base Frame drawings in Solid Works to follow all Welding Codes of Practice and requirements adhering to Quality procedures, CDM regulations, Building Standards, relevant statutory requirements and all British Standard Codes of Practice.
Ensure all drawings and specifications are checked for accuracy and approved before issue.
Liaise and communicate effectively with clients to identify their requirements.
Work closely with the factory personnel to ensure optimum design and buildability of the product.
Consider costs, effectiveness, and safety of new designs.
Maintain drawing and documentation filing system to the required standards.
Copy and issue design office documentation to the required standards within previously agreed timescales.
Additional design work to assist the design team with Fabrication drawings for cold formed brackets and supports, Wall Panel drawings, Howick design, BoM’s etc.

Essential: Solid Works / AutoCAD 2 / 3D software
Desirable: Relevant Welding Qualifications
Desirable: Modular Construction Experience
Strong Technical Knowledge, as well as Problem Solving, Communication, Leadership, and Project Management skills
Commercial awareness
Working well with others
Planning and delivery
Safety awareness and compliance
Excellent communication skills

Company benefits:
Contribution Pension Scheme (Employee, Employer and Tax Relief contributions)
Access to Health Assured - Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

For further information or informal chat, please contact Aakifah Khan on 0161 989 6954 or email