Furniture / Product Design Engineer

Location
England, London
Salary
£30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted
29 March 2019
Closes
29 March 2019
Ref
V03742
Job Function
Designer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This company designs and makes well-made furniture, upholstery, lighting, fabrics, wallpapers and interior necessities that adds a joyful atmosphere to any interior. Their client list includes international interior designers, decorators and architects and their work can be found in many private houses, chalets and yachts around the world as well as hotels, restaurants, members clubs, boardrooms and retail spaces.

Often featured in the design press, every design is made in Britain in small workshops that excel in traditional crafts, such as iron forging, rattan weaving, chair making, precision engineering and saddlery. They also have their own range of fabrics and wallpapers.

Purpose of the Position: Their unique selling point is that they have the ability to custom or bespoke make products to clients' needs, because they work closely with their British workshops, using traditional skills. They would like you to build relationships with these workshops and the role will involve travel to meet and work with them, ensuring drawings are accurate to manufacture.

You will need to have a passion for traditional design and support the designs with your technical knowledge, assisting in the development of new and existing designs. You will be working with the Design Manager to introduce design and production concepts working on new designs and collaborative projects generating production and technical engineering drawings using SolidWorks.

This role would really suit someone who wants to expand on their skills into furniture manufacture. Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Managing the product development process and engineering new designs from concept through to manufacture
  • Resolving technical detail, producing working drawings and specifications for manufacture and site installation
  • Working to implement engineering solutions to technical issues for custom and bespoke projects
  • To liaise with the workshops, interior designers and architects on creating a vision
  • Designing and testing furniture prototypes identifying and selecting materials needed for production
  • Providing technical support on new lighting designs
Person / Experience Required:
  • 3-5 years' of SolidWorks experience with a furniture industry background
  • Experience within a lighting manufacturing environment would be beneficial
  • An understanding of a wide variety of manufacturing methods and processes
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the complete design process including scale, proportion and ergonomics
  • A passion and desire for furniture design and development (rather than creative product design)
  • Be comfortable presenting information and speaking to suppliers / internal customers where necessary
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal to communicate clearly and warmly with colleagues and workshops

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