R&D Design Engineer – Aberdeen

  • Permanent
  • Aberdeen

On offer is a salary of up to £50K DOE with additional benefits.

R&D Design Engineer


A prominent supplier of advanced lifting and motion solutions is in search of a proficient and driven R&D Design Engineer/Product Development Engineer to become a valuable member of their forward-thinking team. The chosen candidate will report to both the Engineering Manager and Technical Director, taking on a crucial responsibility in advancing state-of-the-art products from initial concept to their introduction in the market. If you possess a strong enthusiasm for engineering prowess, creative problem-solving, and a desire to contribute to pioneering solutions, we encourage you to submit your application.


  1. Ideation and Design:
  • Take the lead in conceptualizing and designing innovative products, collaborating closely with the Engineering Manager and Technical Director to align designs with strategic goals.
  • Utilize advanced CAD software (such as SolidWorks) to craft detailed, precision-engineered product designs.
  1. Prototype Development and Testing:
  • Supervise the creation of prototypes, coordinating with manufacturing and testing teams.
  • Conduct thorough testing and validation of prototypes.
  1. Cross-Functional Collaboration:
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including process engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, quality assurance, and marketing, ensuring alignment with overall project objectives.
  • Provide regular updates to managers on project progress, challenges, and proposed solutions.
  1. Materials and Manufacturing Excellence:
  • Evaluate materials and manufacturing processes for optimal performance, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability.
  • Work with procurement to select cost-effective materials without compromising quality.
  1. Regulatory Compliance:
  • Ensure all products adhere to industry standards, safety regulations, and certifications.
  • Collaborate closely with regulatory affairs teams to secure necessary approvals.
  1. Cost Optimization:
  • Collaborate across departments to identify cost-effective solutions while upholding high-quality standards.
  1. Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain detailed documentation of design specifications, test results, and project progress.
  • Provide regular reports, highlighting key milestones and challenges.
  1. Continuous Improvement:
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives, contributing ideas to enhance product development processes, reduce time-to-market, and improve overall efficiency.

Candidate Requirements

  • Degree/HND in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in product development within the engineering or manufacturing industry.
  • Proficiency in CAD software (SolidWorks, AutoCAD) and other relevant design tools.
  • Strong grasp of engineering principles, materials, and manufacturing processes.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Familiarity with regulatory standards and certification processes.


On offer is a salary of up to £50K DOE with additional benefits.

To apply for this job email your details to russell.stevenson@kbmresourcing.com.

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