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Design Engineer (Facades)

Job Title: Design Engineer (Facades)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J911490_1643179834
Contact Name: Michael Cairns
Contact Email: michael.cairns@russell-taylor.co.uk
Job Published: January 26, 2022 06:50

Job Description

Facades Design Engineer (Inventor & AutoCAD) Manufacturing

Manchester

Our client is a multinational company who provide sustainable products and systems into the construction industry. They already have an incredibly established portfolio in facades, rainscreens and weather protection panels, and due to an overwhelming increase in work they now need a Designer Engineer to join their Design Team.

This role is responsible for developing a working design on projects in compliance with the design intent and estimate with consideration of the manufacturability, buildability and project budget. Responsible for ensuring all designs are safe by design for manufacture, installation and life of the building and comply with the CDM regulations and other applicable standards. Coordination of the design all other involved parties to obtain client approval. Working on multiple projects to completion within the defined programmes. Generation of production and installation information.

Your new role will have a direct impact on our clients' strategic objectives for the department.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • To produce designs drawings utilising both Inventor and AutoCAD for all projects and in line with estimate. * To review Project Designer's designs, drawings and production sheets prior to issue internally and externally. * Produce and check Project Designer's component manufacturing drawings prior to submittal to procurement. * Influence margin improving designs. Explore VE options with designs. * Ensure designs are compliant with specification and structural engineer's calculations. * Keeping up to date with relevant regulations, codes & legislation * Have input at tender stage, advising on suitable materials/ systems to meet the brief. * Support sales by reviewing potential projects for suitability of solutions and suggesting alternatives from either existing product ranges or otherwise, including attending pre contract design meetings. * Analyse project specifications and drawings and review for discrepancies compared to quotations and estimates. * Liaise with structural engineer, senior designers and managers to resolve any design issues. * Prepare drawings for approval in the appropriate formats and both issue and obtain approvals in a timely manner. * Completion of CDM Documentation * Prepare a design that is both buildable and manufacturable and within cost allowed in conjunction with senior designers, manager and suppliers throughout the process. * Review comments to drawings, especially considering if the comments are design changes or have cost or time implications. Revise and resubmit as required. * Prepare initial material call offs for procurement to meet overall programme. * Attend design meetings to resolve design and co-ordination issues with the other elements of the project with senior designers and manager. * Attend site for surveys with project managers as required. * Prepare manufacturing details, shop drawings and installation drawings/instructions. * Prepare and issue drawings for construction and as built. * Monitor project progress and inform relevant parties throughout the project. * Continuously review the design against costings and inform project managers of any potential issues or overspends. * Assist in preparation of Risk Assessments, Method Statements, O&M Manuals or other project documentation. * Ensure all correspondence is electronically filed.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Must be able to articulate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences. * Knowledge of Inventor desirable. * Must be able to analyse drawings and data to quantify and rationalise requirements * Be able to adopt a creative but logical approach to projects and develop a complete system solution, paying attention to details and solving problems. * Degree or equivalent in relevant discipline encompassing design, engineering and construction techniques. * Considerable experience in a construction engineering role, preferably involving design of facades and/or structural steel or similar. * Knowledge of relevant British Standards and other legislation. * Knowledge of manufacturing, materials and construction is advantageous. * Experience in using Autodesk software both 2D and 3D is essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity with a forward thinking company who continue to develop within their sector and are looking for like minded individuals to join the company.

Apply via CV submission or contact Mike Cairns on 07741260386 to discuss further.

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