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R&D Engineer


Tyne and Wear







Company Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a R&D Engineer to work in a rewarding role based in the Tyne and Wear area. You will be working with a major blue chip employer, If you are motivated and enjoy helping achieve business goals then this role will be suited to you.


Job Specification

The Role

  • To design new products in accordance with relevant specifications, company quality procedures and industry standards
  • To develop existing flowline product range investigating design improvement opportunities
  • Responsible for ensuring all deliverables are technically in accordance with company or client requirements
  • To actively engage with customers and worldwide client regional staff to establish market pains and NPD opportunities
  • Attend NPD review meetings ensuring commercial awareness
  • To work with suppliers during development of new products to specify/design new key components
  • Support internal checking and approvals procedures are adhered to
  • Responsible for ensuring that document numbering and revision control procedure is conformed to
  • Submit Technical Requisition documents for subcontracted or sub-vended engineering scope
  • To produce calculations, drawings and models in accordance with relevant industry standards and specifications
  • To develop Finite Element Analysis methodologies and techniques for use as a practical design tool
  • To check calculations, drawings and models in accordance with relevant industry standards and specifications
  • Ensure that any design changes which may have a cost or schedule impact to the relevant project personnel
  • To arrange test specifications and schedules for new product development
  • Supervise product testing where necessary, both internally and with customers
  • To actively promote the R&D team through publishing of technical papers, patent applications and ensuring smooth product launches
  • Be fully aware of personal workload, prioritise and organise to ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Ensure a high standard of professionalism is maintained and that customer care is foremost
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping in the work area and department
  • Ensure personal compliance with all HSE legislation and HSE Company policy
  • Responsible for the development of systems and improvement in working practices and processes
  • Be fully familiar and conversant with department and company policies, procedures and processes, ensuring all work and actions undertaken are in full compliance at all times
  • Support other departments and carry out other duties as and when business requirements dictate as may be reasonably expected by line manager
  • Travel required as dictated by project needs and when business requirements dictate as may be reasonably expected by line manager.

The Person

  • An exceptional ability to understand, evaluate and apply technical information
  • Has solutions and suggestions that are effective in addressing the problem at hand
  • Able to adeptly learn the context of a challenge and quickly integrate new skills
  • Able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks
  • Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks
  • Work within and improve business processes whilst exercising good judgement based on immediate and future business needs.
  • Able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks
  • Will be energised by challenges and drawn towards opportunities
  • Confident and professional when representing the company in person and in writing
  • Aspiring and keen to advance within the organisation
  • Imbued with a strong sense of customer focus (internal/external)
  • Firm and diplomatic when negotiating
  • Is known to consistently adhere to ethical principles and expects others to follow suit
  • Committed to self-improvement and development through the role in order to achieve career goals
  • A candid team player who collaborates with peers to solve problems
  • HNC /HND in an Engineering discipline or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of design projects within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Working knowledge within a manufacturing environment and within the Energy Industry
  • Experience of taking New Product Development projects from conception to launch
  • Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and AutoDeskSuite, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, MRP/ERP systems).
  • Understanding of ISO9001
  • Working knowledge in hand calculations, knowledge of design codes including, EC Directives and CE Marking, API 6A , ASME VIII Boiler and Pressure Vessels, ASME B31
  • Have an understanding of commonplace industry materials and their application
  • Have a good knowledge of current advances in design and manufacturing
  • Training and practical experience in Finite Element Analysis methodologies 



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