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R&D Engineer

  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £30k - 45k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 4 months ago

Job Title: R&D Engineer
Location: Corby
Sector: Building & Construction, Design
Job Type: Permanent Role
Salary: Circa £30,000 to £45,000 Per Annum

**Salary negotiable on relevant experience and level**

Our client is a technology-enabled manufacturer of volumetric modular homes. They have a dedicated advanced manufacturing facility located in Foston, Derbyshire, with an impressive footprint. They are currently investing in a second factory ("F2") that will have a significant production capacity.

They are seeking a highly motivated R&D Engineer to join their Factory 2 team. In this role, you will collaborate with their technical Research & Development team, suppliers, and academics to drive the development of new technologies. You will also be responsible for supervising the product testing process for new products coming through R&D.


  • Lead the effective development of new technologies and products related to modules, their manufacture, and erection, with a focus on implementation within the next 12-36 months.
  • Collaborate with suppliers, consultants, academics, and colleagues to explore and develop new technical concepts.
  • Support the digital team in the development of our design systems.
  • Follow, contribute to, and promote health, safety, and environmental quality standards.


  • Experience in developing new products/systems and bringing them to fruition.
  • Proficiency in understanding technical drawings.
  • Excellent IT and CAD skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Passion for innovation and new ideas.
  • Proactive and able to take initiative.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong numerical, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Sound data-driven decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet demanding targets, and handle tight deadlines.
  • Adaptability to ambiguity, uncertainty, and change.
  • Good interpersonal and team leadership skills.
  • Alignment with our company values.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary up to £45,000 per annum (depending on experience).
  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Aviva Health Insurance.
  • Group Life Assurance.
  • Income Protection.
  • Subsidized canteen (Derby site only).
  • Enhanced Group Pension Scheme, matching up to 6%.
  • Enhanced Paternity and Maternity Pay.
  • Free onsite parking.