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Design Engineer

Akton Recruitment are on the lookout for a Design Engineer in the Portsmouth area within the Marine industry..


This is a unique opportunity for a talented, ambitious individual to join a leading company within the recreational boating industry. They are seeking someone with a proven ability to turn ideas into commercially viable products. This role has career advancement potential and the opportunity to work on products across thier product portfolio.
As a Design Engineer, you will drive projects across a broad range of product divisions. You will be expected to contribute to all phases of the product development process, applying your knowledge to engineer product solutions to a high level of design excellence and innovation.
Skills and Experience:
  • 3+ years commercial design engineering experience
  • Proven ability to execute and deliver projects within budget and on time
  • Good understanding of mechanical engineering principles, proficient in solving problems and detailing mechanisms and assemblies
  • A strong understanding of manufacturing processes, including casting, forging, extrusions, machining, injection moulding and metal fabrication
  • Have a working knowledge for specifying correct use of gears and bearings
  • An appreciation of drive systems incorporating AC/DC motors and hydraulic systems
  • Strong 3D CAD skills, preferably Creo or Solidworks
  • Good materials knowledge
  • Experienced in prototyping and testing
  • Ability to think conceptually and communicate ideas clearly
  • Ambition and drive to take charge and manage projects
  • A team player, ready to support the demands of engineering projects
Other requirements:
  • The position will be based at thier headquarters in Portsmouth, so must be a UK resident or possess an EU working visa
  • Valid passport as some travel overseas may be necessary as and when a project requires.
  • Clean driving license
  • Ideally a degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline (e.g. Product Design with a focus on engineering)