Design Engineer

Job title Design Engineer

Department Designability

Salary Starting from £24,214, rising to £26,220 dependant upon experience

Based on the NHS Band 5 AfC Payscales.

Grade N/A

Placed on Friday 26 April 2019

Closing date Friday 31 May 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CT6701

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Designability is a research and development charity based in the Wolfson Centre, Royal United Hospital. The organisation was founded more than 50 years ago as the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering with the aim of inventing medical equipment for people living with disabling conditions where there were none available. As times have changed so has the charity, now called Designability we employ a multi-disciplinary team in the areas of product design, User interface design, engineering and occupational therapy.   Through our expertise in human centred design we aim to enhance people’s lives by creating transformational products that redefine the experience and perception of disability and ageing. 

Designability has a successful track record of developing and bringing new products to market. We achieve this by both working with commercial partners and maintaining our own manufacturing facility.  Our mission is to get the right products to those who need them. With a renewed organisational focus on the development of new products we make an immediate difference to people’s lives.  

Our paediatric powered wheelchair ‘Wizzybug’ has put us in a world-leading position in early year’s powered mobility. We were the first organisation to develop products specifically for people living with Dementia, our work in this area is world-renowned and has led to the introduction of hundreds more products that benefit people’s lives.

The post comes with a competitive benefits package, including a generous paid holiday entitlement and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.   

We a seeking an exceptional Design Engineer who is motivated to come work on products that truly make a difference. This is a role for a talented individual who can understand the needs of the user and translate them into the best possible solution, balancing priorities of complexity, time and cost. With a willingness to learn and to get stuck in to all challenges that come their way, the role requires a pro-active approach and a passion for the work that we do. 

You will have a degree (2:1 or above) in Product Design, mechanical design or engineering and experience in a product development role. Demonstrable experience of CAD, prototyping, evaluation and testing, design for manufacture, production and manufacturing processes is also required.  Ideally, you will have worked within a formal quality management system and have experience of contractor and supplier management, including subcontracting of manufacturing and assembly. 

If successful you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as your may work with vulnerable people. 

Please apply via the link below and your application should be accompanied with a portfolio of your work, relevant to this position.

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