Product Design Engineer


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Bluetownonline Ltd
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Graduate - Multi Discipline
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Product Design Engineer

Location: Plymouth (PL6 7LH), onsite role with possible UK and International travel

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full time, Permanent

HQW Aerospace is a world-renowned manufacturer of super precision bearings, pushing the boundaries of innovation and precision engineering for over 75 years. Situated in the vibrant city of Plymouth, surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of Cornwall, we offer not only a stimulating work environment but also a lifestyle that blends work with leisure seamlessly. With stunning beaches, vibrant culinary scenes, and a plethora of social and sporting activities, Plymouth and its surroundings provide an exceptional backdrop for both personal and professional growth.

We foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence. If you're a Product Design Engineer ready to embark on an exciting career journey in precision engineering, we want to hear from you!

Why Join Us:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days of paid holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Professional Development Investment from Day 1
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Engagement and Rewards platform, with access to discounts at over 100 retailers
  • Free Parking, with electric charging points available

Please Note:

  • HQW Aerospace currently does not hold a sponsorship license. Therefore, all candidates must have the right to work in the UK
  • Due to the nature of our business, security clearance may be required

The Role:

As the Product Design Lead, you will oversee the product design process, manage a team of designers, and ensure regulatory compliance. You will drive continuous improvement, project manage new designs, and communicate with stakeholders. Your role includes designing processes, collaborating with R&D and Manufacturing Engineering Support, and creating technical reports. You will also validate and verify designs, manage risks, and possess knowledge of production processes. Additionally, you will support functions such as knowledge base development, calculations, documentation, SAP entries, and SOP maintenance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work within the product design process and ensure regulatory compliance
  • Support continuous improvement, project manage new designs, and communicate with stakeholders
  • Utilise guiding design rules for products and their realisation
  • Generation of product data packs providing the definition of the finished product and steps required through the product lifecycle
  • Support the validation and verification of designs
  • Support functions such as knowledge base development, calculations, documentation, SAP entries, and SOP maintenance
  • Provide support to the wider business, disseminate knowledge, technical reports and assist in problem solving
  • Develop and maintain closer cooperation with all aspects of the business locally and at other sites

About You:


  • Masters Degree, equivalent or higher, in a STEM subject such as Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering, Physics etc with a strong academic core


  • Mechanical Design and Rotating Equipment
  • Practical engineering experience
  • Material properties and selection
  • Production Technologies (Turning, Milling, Grinding etc)
  • Business processes and methods


  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal & presentation
  • Ability to adapt quickly applying fundamental knowledge to new projects
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Analytical tools, statistical methods and problem-solving techniques (e.g. 6 Sigma, 8D)
  • 3D CAD (Preferably Solidworks)
  • Data analysis

Join us today and become a part of our mission to redefine the future of high-precision aerospace engineering. Apply now to embark on an extraordinary career journey with HQW Aerospace.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

At HQW Aerospace UK, we are committed to fostering a workplace that values and respects the diversity of all individuals. We believe that embracing equality, diversity, and inclusion is not only the right thing to do but also essential for driving innovation, creativity, and success in our future endeavours.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of: Product Development Engineer, Design Engineer, Product Engineer, Development Engineer, Hardware Interface Engineering, Electronics Engineer, CAD Development Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer may also be considered for this role.

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