Hydraulic Design Engineer

Job Title: Hydraulic Design Engineer


Location: Taunton, Somerset


Salary: Up to £40K DOE


Hours: Core hours are Monday - Thursday 08:00-17:00 and Friday 08:00-16:00


Benefits: 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, private medical package and contributory pension scheme, highly established and reputable business and friendly, welcoming, team orientated environment.


The Company: We are working in partnership with a leading engineering firm who supply products to a range of industries including marine, defence, aerospace, nuclear, utilities and industrial. They are a well renowned company in their field involved with multiple scale projects across the UK. You will be joining an established and knowledgeable down to earth team.


The role:



  • Design Hydraulic Systems solutions in accordance with customers' requirements based incorporating the latest BS/ISO standards.

  • Assist the Engineering Director in ensuring that the company's engineering standards are maintained to the highest level.

  • Ensure that all proposals put forward comply with the relevant statutory requirements and meet best practices as defined by the British Fluid Power Association.

  • Ensure that the company always seeks to propose the best solution for a customer's application.

  • Personally manage designated key projects.

  • Assume overall responsibility for the on-time completion of all engineering design projects, pre and post contract.

  • Ensure that all Health & Safety requirements of the Company & its customers are met.

  • Provide technical advice & guidance to the Company's internal & external sales teams.

  • Interact with the Sales Department to ensure customer requirements are fully understood and relationships are maintained.

  • Interact with key suppliers and use preferred suppliers where required.

  • Ensure all quotations submitted by the Design Department show at least the minimum gross margin agreed with the Directors.


Skills, experience and knowledge requirements:



  • Extensive experience, with proven results, working in the fluid power engineering industry or a similar field of engineering.

  • HND in Electrical Engineering or similar qualification(s).

  • BFPA (British Fluid Power Association) / NFPC (National Fluid Power Centre) approved qualifications.

  • In depth knowledge of hydraulic systems, hydraulic system design with ability to design, read hydraulic circuit diagrams and complete relevant hydraulic formulae calculations.

  • Thorough understanding of engineering practices and applications.

  • HND in Electrical Engineering or similar qualification(s).

  • Commercial expertise to maximise financial returns.

  • Good understanding of current IT systems and their potential benefits to the organisation, as a minimum Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe etc.

  • Good working knowledge of AutoCad LT.

  • Understanding of Solidworks (3D CAD) would be beneficial.

  • Commercial awareness for costs to manufacture.

  • Logical and analytical approach to problem solving.


Next steps…


If you are interested in finding out more please call the office on 01823 285440 or email georgina.caddick@office-angels.com for a confidential chat.

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