Design and Development Engineer

Consett - DH8 6SR
West Bromwich - B70 0EB
Job type:
Research and Development
£0 per annum
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A position has arisen for a Design and Development Engineer, who will be based at the Consett or West Bromwich site. The role involves planning, participating in the design, and validate development of cable management, power and wiring device products. In particular to manage the design & conformity processes of the development so that accurate components/products can be made or purchased from any part of Legrand or sub contractors. Provide the company with electrical engineering expertise and promote the company’s professionalism and ethics.

Key Duties:

  • To research, design & develop and validate new products and cost improvement of current designs.
  • Specify and develop the next generation of power, cable management and wiring device products by taking account of marketing requirements to produce functional products of new or improved design to comply with the latest National and International standards.
  • To produce the technical files as required by the low voltage directive for power, cable management & wiring device products.
  • Follow design & development procedures as required by ISO9001 and Legrand’s ECO design policy.
  • To manage type testing, test records and safety at the West Bromwich site facility.
  • To liaise with the Industrialisation department to produce practical designs so that products can be made at appropriate cost.
  • To provide Purchasing department with technical details for the purchase of parts from external suppliers.
  • To liaise with marketing / publicity to check the technical content of catalogues and technical manuals.
  • Provide support to the technical support department on electrical or mechanical matters relating to company products.
  • Suitably experienced in the use of 2D and 3D CAD.
  • Abide by and actively promote the Legrand Group Values and Code of Ethics.

Job Competencies/Key Skills:

  • Have a working knowledge of UK Wiring Regulations, associated national and international standards.
  • Have knowledge of Wiring Devices and Power Distribution Products.
  • Have the ability to plan and manage projects.
  • Be competent in the use of AUTOCAD/INVENTOR and 3-D Modelling systems.
  • Have good IT skills (spreadsheets, engineering databases, presentation tools).
  • Be able to communicate well at all levels inside and outside the company.
  • Be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Be self motivated and able to work unsupervised.
  • Be able to travel within and outside the UK, and work away from base location as appropriate.

Education and Professional Recognition:

  • Educated to Degree/HND level in an electrical engineering discipline.
  • Membership of the IET is preferred.


  • Previous electrical design / testing work in low voltage cable management, power distribution or wiring device product manufacturing environment.

Excellent benefits package offered, including, but not limited to:

  • Company Pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Competitive salary, depending on skills and experience

Working hours:

Hours:   8:00am – 4:30pm (Monday to Friday)

Written applications (covering letter and CV) to: Baljit Kaur, HR Advisor, Great King Street North, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 2LF or;

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