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Date Added: Tue 26/07/2022

Project Design Engineer

Carlisle, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £30000 - £35000/annum

Job Title: Project and Design Engineer

* Work within a family business, who were awarded the North West Family Business Award for Manufacturing this year.

* A highly successful, growing business.


The business is based in Carlisle, just off the A689.

The Company:

This is a growing, independent business who design, manufacture and install acoustic doors, fire doors, temperature-controlled doors & industrial doors. The doors are exported to more than 45 countries worldwide.

The business has an exceptional reputation and has been established for more than 100 years, however for several years now, have been providing high quality special purpose door solutions for large-scale projects. Some of the projects include Museums, Arts Centres, Film Studios, Large Distribution Centres, Media Centres and Defence and Infrastructure Buildings.

Salary of a Project and Design Engineer



* Strong annual pay rises - plus an additional cost of living bonus!

* Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

* Training and development opportunities

* 31 Days holiday including bank holidays, with an additional 1-day loyalty holiday after 5, 10 and 15 years' service.

* The option to buy/sell up to 2 days of annual leave

* Partnership with an employee wellbeing platform offering staff cycle to work, store discounts and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

Job Description of a Project and Design Engineer

This role will be hands-on. You will be managing projects and be heavily involved in researching, designing and developing products. You will be working with architects, suppliers and notable clients.

Typical duties involve :-

* Review contract documentation to highlight any potential anomalies between the client's official order documents e.g., the Architect's specification, site drawings and any site surveys in contrast to Clark Door Ltd's (CDL) proposal.

* Visit construction sites if required to survey door openings and surrounding structures.

* Study clients engineering plans and drawings and produce a General Arrangement drawing of the CDL product, with appropriate connection interface details relevant to the building structure.

* With support of an experienced engineering team, present findings and questions prior to submittal of CDL's product design intent to customer.

* Co-ordinate designs with the client's engineering team and/or client's architect on order to obtain drawing approval.

* Liaise with the CDL manufacturing team and installation department to ensure designs are suitable for manufacture and installation.

* Produce and issue detailed fabrication drawings to the CDL production team, and specify welding details for structural components.

* Produce and issue detailed drawings of machined components for sub-contract manufacture (as applicable).

* Liaise with and issue installation instructions to the CDL installation teams.

* Be innovative and committed to continuous improvement; putting forward ideas and strategies that contribute to the company's success.

Skills & experience of a Project and Design Engineer

* Minimum HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering

* General working knowledge of the engineering industry and designing products into buildings.

* Autocad 2D.

* Design for Manufacture experience.

* Project management experience.

* Detailed understanding and ability to interpret engineering drawings designs.

* Ability to devise and deliver comprehensive 'General Arrangement drawings' for client comment and approval.

* Solidworks is desirable

* FEA experience is desirable

Theo James Recruitment specialise in Manufacturing & Engineering recruitment across the following disciplines.

Senior Appointments

Leadership and Management

Supply Chain/Logistics

Design - Engineer, Management

Project Engineering, Management

Production / Process Engineering

Maintenance - Technician, Engineer, Management

Quality - Engineering , Management

Health, Safety & Environmental

HR & Finance

Sales & Business Administration
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