Design

Looking for a career in engineering design?

This interesting role combines engineering know-how with innovation and creativity. Working in a variety of fields including IT, architecture and the car industry, design engineers spend their time designing products, machinery, equipment and mechanical systems for all kinds of purposes.

Creative thinking, technical knowledge and expert design skills all come into play as you will often be designing according to client specification and making alterations to existing devices, gadgets and pieces of equipment in order to improve their functionality and potentially change the way people live and work.

With the aid of CAD (computer aided design) or CAE (computer aided engineering) tools, ideas will be converted into detailed technical designs, which will then be converted into components and contraptions. Successful design engineers are usually perfectionists, and have a strong eye for detail. They are obviously highly creative but will also have an in-depth knowledge of CAD software. A logical brain, excellent communication skills, ability to work in a team and an expert knowledge of science, maths and engineering principles are also essential for a career in this mainly office-based sector.

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170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group

170 Engineer Group is a specialist branch of the Army which provides the infrastructure design and consultancy requirements for the rest of the Armed Forces.

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Aardman

Aardman is a world leader in character led 3D animated film production servicing a number of markets globally with TV series, commercials and feature films.

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ABP

The company delivers innovative engineering solutions to meet the needs of global specialist markets, no matter how tough the challenge.

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AIRBUS

Airbus is one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers.

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Amazon

We are Amazon; we pioneer. Since opening our virtual doors 1995, we've been pushing the boundaries of possible further and further.

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Amec

AMEC is the leading UK provider of nuclear services. Our experience spans several decades in the UK, France, Canada and North America.

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Anglian Water @one Alliance

The Anglian Water @one Alliance is a collaborative organisation of consultants and contractors working together to deliver more than half of Anglian Water’s capital investment programme.

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APPH

APPH has been designing and manufacturing aircraft hydraulic systems for many years.

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Applus+IDIADA

Applus+ IDIADA offers design, testing, engineering, and homologation services to fit the needs of the automotive industry worldwide

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ARM

ARM is the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier

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B/E Aerospace

Most essential part of us is you. Welcome to B/E Aerospace

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BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide of which circa 34,800 are in the UK.

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Boeing United Kingdom

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft

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BPA

BPA's business area is onshore oil and gas pipelines and associated above ground bulk storage and terminal facilities

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Coldharbour Marine

Cold Harbour Marine specialises in the design and supply of leading technologies to the world maritime market

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Comau

Comau, part of FCA Group, is the worldwide leader in manufacturing flexible, automatic systems and integrating products, processes and services that increase efficiency while lowering overall costs.

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Dstl - Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory), is an integral part of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as its trusted adviser on science and technology.

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Dyson

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes.

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FT Technologies

FT Technologies specialise in the design and supply of high performance electronic air flow sensors for worldwide markets.

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General Dynamics UK Ltd

General Dynamics UK specialises in military communications, battlespace management, mission systems and information management applications

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High Speed Two (HS2 Ltd)

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is the company responsible for developing, delivering and promoting the High Speed Two (HS2) rail network in the UK.

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Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, The (IOM3)

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterisation, processing, forming, finishing and application, to product recycling and land reuse.

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JCB

As one of the truly great engineering and manufacturing businesses and the world's third largest construction equipment brand, JCB is a global company.

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JLG Industries ltd

JLG industries are the world's leading designer and manufacturer of access equipment, JLG products and personnel can be found all over the world

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JN Bentley Ltd

JN Bentley Ltd is part of the global management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald, and offers clients full feasibility, design and construction services throughout the UK.

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KGAL

KGAL offers a complete structural, mechanical and electrical engineering service to the construction industry

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London Taxi Company, The

The London Taxi Company is constantly looking for the brightest and best to join our team.

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Marshall Aerospace

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest privately owned and independent aerospace and defence companies that delivers innovation and excellence in engineering and support solutions in the air, on land and at sea.

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McLaren Automotive

McLaren Automotive is entering a new era as it seeks to expand and build on its expertise.

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Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V

Mitsubishi Electric Europe produces and distributes a wide range of advanced electrical and electronic equipment in domestic and commercial markets.

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Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall is a construction and regeneration group and work on everything from small scale fit outs to major regeneration projects.

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Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK)

Nissan's Sunderland Plant is re-writing the rule book on UK car manufacturing.

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NPS Group

NPS is a national organisation, delivering a comprehensive and flexible range of property services.

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Owen Mumford Ltd

Owen Mumford is a global leader in medical device design and manufacturing with a commitment to innovation and above all, meeting our customer needs.

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PeraSpires

Pera Training is a leading provider of specialist training programmes within the UK for large companies such as BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and AstraZeneca.

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Prodrive

Prodrive works with the world's vehicle manufacturers to help them create cars consumers want.

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QinetiQ - Civil Aviation

We are experts in global aerospace, defence and security.

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Ramboll

Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company which employs close to 10,000 experts in 22 countries.

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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce is a global business providing power systems for use on land, at sea and in the air.

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Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

STFC is one of the UK’s seven publicly funded Research Councils responsible for supporting, co-ordinating and promoting research, innovation and skills development in seven distinct fields.

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Siemens

As a leading global engineering company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world's major challenges.

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TARGETjobs Engineering

TARGETjobs.co.uk is packed with thousands of graduate jobs and excellent careers advice.

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University of Warwick

Warwick University is one of the UK's leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

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Vista Entertainment Solutions

Vista Entertainment Solutions LTD started in 1996, when our founder Murray Holdaway was asked by a global cinema company to produce ticketing software to 'enhance the cinema experience'.

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Work in Denmark

Workindenmark is a public employment service for highly qualified international candidates looking for a job in Denmark.

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