Senior Design Engineer

Reporting To: Engineering Manager

Torquemeters is a specialist engineering company with a worldwide reputation as an innovator in low volume, high performance solutions for torque measurement, power transmission and test bed systems across various industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy and oil & gas.

A Senior Design Engineer works on a wide range of bespoke rotating machinery, couplings and test beds that must be functional and reliable, easy and safe to use, whilst ensuring the design is as cost effective and efficient as possible, including modifying existing products or processes to increase efficiency or improve performance.

The Role

  • Lead and participate in design projects, leading the focus to embed ‘design for manufacture’ throughout the team
  • Provide strong technical direction and design leadership to the team and manage projects where required adhering to defined company processes and procedures
  • Brainstorming design solutions
  • Studying a design brief and researching whether it will work and be cost-effective
  • Performing initial sizing calculations
  • Assessing the usability, environmental impact and safety of a design
  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-assisted engineering (CAE) software to create viable solutions
  • Conducting and documenting formal design reviews
  • Producing detailed manufacturing drawings and B.O.M.
  • Creating the inspection and test schedule
  • Ensure adherence to all procedures and processes set up within the quality system and contribute to its continuous improvement.

Qualifications required

  • A 2.1 degree or HND in a relevant engineering discipline
  • 3D CAD / 2D CAD experience and abilities; ideally Solidworks / CREO Elements

Key skill requirements

  • Have at least 5 years’ experience working in an engineering, design, and manufacturing environment
  • Have extensive CAD (2D AutoCAD and 3D Solidworks) experience
  • Be knowledgeable in product data management
  • Be a proactive problem solver with strong analytical thinking and a good attention to detail
  • Have excellent communication skills, able to explain complex technical issues effectively to others
  • Be a strong coach, leader and mentor with a passion for developing others
  • Have an ability to come up with creative approaches for generating new ideas and improving existing processes, products or designs
  • Ideally, you’ll also have a good understanding of ERP systems.

We will offer a competitive salary for the abilities and experience that you bring to us, together with a very good contributory pension scheme, death in service and income protection benefits, and a non-contractual annual profit share bonus dependant on company profits.

  • Core hours of work are 37 per week based on Monday to Thursday 08:30 – 17:15 with ½ hour lunch break, and Fridays 08:30 – 12:30.
  • Five weeks paid annual leave plus statutory Bank Holidays.

Torquemeters premises are situated in a rural location and therefore your own transport will be required.

Please send your CV, together with a brief personal statement, to

Coronavirus Update - 1st January 2021

Torquemeters Ltd is committed to maintaining its usual high level of service and support whilst operating a safe and socially-distanced environment for all our staff & customers. We appreciate your understanding that, in following UK Government advice on Covid-19, we may be restricted from undertaking certain service activities but we will in these cases try to assist in so far as we are able. Our staff are available via the usual email or telephone contacts and your account manager can be contacted in the first instance for anything that you need support with. Geoff Robinson | Director | Torquemeters Ltd