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Senior Design Engineer

Schneider Electric

Leeds, United Kingdom

Schneider Electric has a great opportunity for the right person to join our team as a Senior Design Engineer, based at our Leeds site, where the design and manufacture of Medium Voltage switchgear and transmission and distribution transformers takes place.

Your Mission:
The Senior Design Engineer provides leadership to a team of 6 Mechanical Design Engineers working within the Leeds MVEC (Medium Voltage Energy Equipment Centre) The team is responsible for the mechanical design of project based Equipment to Order against pre-defined technical specifications. Providing technical support to project management and tendering design.

Your responsibilities:
Day to day line management of a team of 6 Design Engineers, responsible for coaching, managing performance etc
Review the available technical documentation of the order and clarify with contract manager any open questions regarding technical specification.
Define technical solution: create mechanical drawings and BOM in line with contractual requirements or with customer modifications. Design mainly based on adaptation of existing solutions.
Ensure technical quality and service level of customer drawings (containing all specific details and feasibility) and BOM.
Respect design allocated time and alert in case of deviations.
Respect quality processes and production requirements during design phase.
Support FAT's and provide "as manufactured" documentation for customer after project execution.
Ensure the role of CAD tool Key User (User training / support, library maintenance, tool administration, interface with support function)


About you:
It is essential that you have previous experience of managing a team of Design Engineers, together with the required technical knowledge and experience gained from within a similar role. You will also have managed projects within a design engineering environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
A degree, HNC or HND level education in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent would be highly desirable, as would previous experience of working with Switchgear in a manufacturing or assembly environment.


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