Senior Product Design Engineer


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Bluetownonline Ltd
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Graduate - Multi Discipline
Contract Type:
Full Time
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About the job

Job Title: Senior Product Design Engineer

Location: Plymouth (PL6 7LH), onsite role with occasional 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. We're committed to nurturing talent. 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 an experiences product design engineer ready for a new challenge 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.

Job Description:

Working within the existing Product Lifecycle Management approaches, take concept designs and evolve production ready configurations and all supporting documentation, tooling and instructions to allow realisation of products in a timely, cost effective and profitable manner. To support the management of workflows, projects and priorities within the function.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the planning and prioritisation of the team and their activities.
  • Contribute to the product design process and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Drive continuous improvement, project manage new designs, and communicate with stakeholders.
  • Develop, implement and maintain 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.
  • Validate and verify designs, managing risks.
  • Support functions such as knowledge base development, calculations, documentation, SAP entries, and SOP maintenance.
  • Provide ongoing expert 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
  • Languages: Fluent English essential, others desirable but not essential (German preferred)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • Mechanical Design and Rotating Equipment
  • Practical engineering experience
  • Material properties and selection
  • Production Technologies (Turn, Mill, Grind etc.)
  • Precision Metrology (methods and application)
  • Risk Management, Project Management, Business processes and methods


  • Working in an Engineering role associated with applicable technologies and precision levels
  • In depth knowledge of bearing design
  • Practical engineering experience
  • Risk Manangement Techniques


  • 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 (eg 6 Sigma, 8D)
  • 3D CAD (Preferably Solidworks)
  • Data analysis

Join Our Team:

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 experience or relevant job titles of; Product Development Engineer, Graduate Engineer, Designer, Product Design, Production Engineer, Technical Drawing, Manufacturing Design Engineer, Senior Product Engineer may be considered for this role.

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