Design Engineer - Shrewsbury

up to £50k per annum - Perm - Office
Ref: 309 Date Posted: Wednesday 22 May 2024

This Design Engineer role comes with some project management responsibilities. The role is a fantastic opportunity to become an integral part of a progressive, family-owned SME based in Shrewsbury. 

The company are seeking a hardworking, enthusiastic and reliable individual with good communication abilities, capable of meeting specific deadlines and standards with efficiency, when working independently or as part of the team.

The Role:

The company are a market leader in their sector offering a competitive salary, support and career opportunities. Within this role you will be responsible for leading the design team, creating technical drawings for clients and suppliers alongside providing technical direction/supervision and support to colleagues, fabricators, sub-contractors and clients for the installation of steel canopies and outdoor structures. 

Key Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Utilise CAD software to create detailed designs and engineering drawings.
  • Coordinate and work with external designers.
  • Conduct design reviews and provide technical guidance to ensure specification and efficiencies are considered for both manufacturing and installation.
  • Offer technical telephone support to fitters as required.
  • Attend remote pre-start and other meetings via Teams


  • Strong 3D CAD skills for developing 3D designs, assemblies, and engineering drawings to approved standard for in house and external customers plus visualisations and BOMs etc
  • Certified in SolidWorks or an equivalent software.
  • Some Project management experience
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and engage with customers and suppliers across all levels
  • Able to prioritise tasks effectively and perform under pressure within tight deadlines.
  • Quick learner, adept at acquiring new skills and adapting to new computer systems promptly.
  • Experience in identifying problems and identifying solutions in technical and business areas.
  • Proven experience in design engineering with strong portfolio showcasing successful projects
  • Construction/steel fabrication related background
  • Driving Licence
  • Prepared to travel as required

Additional tasks:

  • Carry out site surveys on schools and other public buildings across the UK
  • New product development

Desirable Skills / Experience:

  • DBS
  • CSCS qualified
  • Mechanical Engineering Masters degree

In return, as Design Engineer you will receive a salary of between £45k to £50k per annum.  Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (flexibility will be needed to support site activity and some travelling).