Senior Designer, South Yorkshire, Engineering

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South Yorkshire
£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Austin Banks Ltd
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Senior Designer
c£30-£35K Depending on experience

My client are international market leaders in the fall protection industry. Their success is achieved by ongoing commitment to safety, quality and the development of products and working at height practices. Ethos of always being able to find the answer to any working at height access problem uniquely positions us within the market to develop bespoke solutions; constantly testing the skills and ingenuity of all the company’s employees to deliver a quality, professional result on time and within budget.

Presently looking to add a Senior Designer to their busy team. The role involves working within a small design team to create and illustrate pre-and post-contract designs of standard and custom made access equipment in both 2D and 3D AutoCAD packages. You will be taking the lead on projects, mainly lone working but at times guiding junior designers so some project team management experience is required.
This will involve production of technical drawings for submission to the customer and fabrication drawings for manufacture. The design process and programme is varied for each project and offers the opportunity of working with multiple disciplines in manufacture and installation whilst using adhering to design and build standards to see the projects through to completion.
The position will suit an individual that enjoys team working, problem solving and technical drawing who is willing to work hard to gain high level results and invaluable experience in the construction industry.

Job Description
• Interpret customer requirements to produce general arrangement drawings
• Liaise with the customer if required (clarification of drawings and requirements)
• Produce accurately detailed fabrication drawings to allow the fabrication of a structurally sound, bespoke product manufactured from the correctly specified materials
• Be commercially minded enough analyse and arrive at the most cost-effective solution
• Manage projects through the design phase via client contact; liaising with the relevant Contract Manager appropriately
• Liaise with fabricators when required during the manufacturing stage to ensure that the designs are accurately realised
• Liaise with sub-contractors and architects to comprehensively understand the project requirements
• General drawing office administrative duties as and when required.

The successful candidate will require the following:
• 5+ years’ experience
• Project team management experience
• 2D AutoCAD – Essential
• 3D AutoCAD/Inventor experience with a concise and thorough approach to detailing.
• Proven Construction / Steel Fabrication background circa 3 years +. Specifically roofing / working at height / steel fabrication and manufacturing.
• Good knowledge of materials / manufacturing and application.
• Site surveying experience.
• Experience of working with Design standards / CDM /CE marking.
• Experience of working with Office Management systems.
• Understand manufacturing technologies, processes techniques and installation procedures
• Adhere to in-house systems and standard drawing office procedures for design processes.
• Good communicator telephone / email.
• Proven experience of working to deadlines and programme.
• ‘Can do’ attitude who can well under pressure.
• Willing to go above and beyond to achieve high level results

Contact Details:
Austin Banks Ltd
Tel: 01302 822 228
Fax: 01302 822 237
Contact: Sommer Lindley

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