Product Designer & Design Engineer Jobs | Recruitment & Vacancies – Careers in Design UK
Call us on 01920 486125
Specialists in the Recruitment of Interior,
Product and Furniture Designers

Product Designer Jobs & Careers

Use the filters below to help find your dream job.

Assistant Design and Cost Estimator - London - up to £30,000 (V04104)

more >>
This atelier studio and workshop design and fabricate individual sculptural pieces and limited-edition collections for interior decorators, collectors and private clients.
 
They are currently recruiting for a Design and Cost Estimator Assistant for the costing of materials and processes for the manufacturing of their Designs alongside providing admin and design assistance to the CAD Design team.
 
 
Duties and Responsibilities for the Design and Cost Estimator Assistant include:
  • Negotiation with suppliers and organising samples
  • Costing Database Management
  • Regular price checking and sourcing of suppliers
  • Raising and preparing quotations for Sales
  • Interpretating design drawings and CAD files for supplier quotes
  • Assisting the CAD Design team with VAULT upkeep
  • Performing simple design requests using Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign
 
 
Skills and Experience for the Design and Cost Estimator Assistant include:
  • Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator plus AutoCAD
  • A comprehensive understanding of materials and processes
  • Able to interpret production drawings
  • Ideally 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Good communication skills
  • Highly Numerate
  • Strong organisational and negotiation Skills
  • Adaptable, reliable and efficient
 
In return you will be working on amazing projects with a salary of between £27k and £30k. To apply and find out more please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com
design-job-hunt
Location:
London
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£27,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
Share |
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Design Manager - London - up to £60,000 (V04098)

more >>
This company specialise in the design and manufacture of lighting products for both the residential and the commercial sectors.
 
Busy with new projects coming in they are currently seeking an experienced individual to take on the role of Design Manager. Managing a small team your remit will include both man-management and project management, liaising with clients, overseeing projects from brief to installation and checking that projects are running to deadline and budget.
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Design Manager:
  • 6+ years' relevant experience
  • Self-motivated and organised
  • Ability and knowledge of leading a small team
  • Solid project management skills
  • Problem-solving abilities 
  • Process driven and commercially minded
  • Knowledge or experience from the lighting industry preferable
 
In return the salary will be in the range of £50k to £60k. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
lighting-jobs.jpg
Location:
London
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£50,000 - £60,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
Share |
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Design Engineer - London - up to £35,000 (V04097)

more >>
Our client are leaders in the field of specialist art lighting. They specialise in the design and manufacture of LED products that transform works of art within private residences, stately homes, galleries and museums, with commissions for high-end commercial spaces.
 
They currently have an opening for a Design Engineer to work on the design development and production of architectural LED lighting products. This will include inputting products into the MRP system, creating manufacturing drawings, document management, updating BOMs, product prototyping, testing and compliance. This would particularly suit a technically minded individual who is methodically with a data driven way of thinking.
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Design Engineer:
  • 1 to 3 years' technical and engineering experience
  • Degree in an engineering based subject
  • Knowledge of product engineering / manufacturing processes / techniques
  • Solid organisational skills
  • Problem-solving capability
  • Fluent with SolidWorks or equivalent
In return you will have the chance to work with world-renowned organisations on some amazing projects offering a salary of between £30k and £35k. To find out more and apply please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
industrial-design-engineer-jobs.jpg
Location:
London
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
Share |
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Product Design Engineer - London - up to £35,000 (V04091)

more >>
Our client are leaders in the field of specialist art lighting. They specialise in the design and manufacture of LED products that transform works of art within private residences, stately homes, galleries and museums, with commissions for high-end commercial spaces.
 
They currently have an opening for a Product Design Engineer who will be working on the development and production of architectural LED lighting products. This will include creating manufacturing drawings, updating BOMs, product prototyping and product testing. This would particularly suit a technically minded individual with knowledge from the architectural lighting product design marketplace.
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Product Design Engineer:
  • 1 to 4 years' relevant experience to include lighting
  • Knowledge of product engineering / manufacturing processes / techniques
  • Solid organisational skills
  • Problem-solving capability
  • Fluent with SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Adobe CS
In return you will have the chance to work with world-renowned organisations on some amazing projects offering a salary of between £30k and £35k. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
product-design-jobs-drawing.jpg
Location:
London
Design Field:
Lighting Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
plus pension
Share |
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Product Development Designer - West Yorkshire - up to £35,000 (V04077)

more >>
This growing business helps major names create, shape, plan and implement their brands and corporate / visual identities around the world. They work across multiple different sectors, including Retail, Automotive, Banking, Healthcare, Transportation and Corporate Office / Workplace.
 
They are currently seeking a motivated Product Development Designer with strong technical abilities. You will need an understanding of design for manufacture, be a hands-on product development designer with project leading abilities, coupled with excellent presentation skills.
 
You will be working with metalwork (mainly sheet metal and box / tube section based) along with joinery for the production of Retail Display and Furniture solutions. 
 
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities for the Product Development Designer:
  • Engineering products from concept to manufacture for prototypes and roll out programmes
  • Producing well engineered, cost-effective products for manufacture
  • Creating engineering drawing packs for multi-disciplined manufacturing techniques
  • Producing fully developed engineered components ready for manufacture
  • Producing technical drawings / SolidWorks assemblies ready for manufacture
  • Producing concept visuals for client presentations
Skills and Experience sought for the Product Development Designer:
  • Experienced in materials and various manufacturing techniques
  • Experience in the production of Retail Display & Furniture components is essential
  • Proficient in MS Office packages, SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Adobe CS
  • Industry experience already gained since graduating including the ability to design for manufacture
  • Comfortable and confident communicating with clients, suppliers and the rest of the team
  • Design project management and time management skills
In return the salary on offer is £30k to £35k plus 25 days holiday (+ Bank Holidays), contributory pension, Mental Health Support Service and free onsite parking. 
To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
industrial-design-engineer-jobs.jpg
Location:
West Yorkshire
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, 25 days hols, health support
Share |
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Design Engineer - Norfolk - negotiable (V04075)

more >>
This Company manufactures beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work for a global network of clients. Their large purpose-built manufacturing complex is home to traditional cabinet making, veneering, carving and gilding skills, complemented by modern design, manufacturing and finishing techniques. Projects include dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms.
 
Due to continued expansion they are seeking a full time, experienced Design Engineer. An individual who is able to draw on their experience in the furniture and joinery industry to support and steer the design phase of a project and to engineer work which is fit for manufacture, assembly and installation.
.
Skills and Experience sought for the Furniture Design Engineer role:
  • Excellent design and communication skills in order to capably discuss and establish design principles from a client’s brief
  • A good working knowledge of furniture and joinery constructional methods, manufacturing processes and the use of timber and associated materials
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a project team and contribute to best practice
  • Self-motivated, flexible and proactive
  • Attention to detail and precision in the work produced
  • Strong problem-solving, time management and planning skills
  • Competent with the basics of AutoCAD
 
Salary and Benefits:
In return they are offering a very competitive and generous salary plus profit share scheme, contribution to pension and long service additional holiday. There is also a relocation allowance available.
To discuss salaries and find out more please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
design-technical-drawing-careers.jpg
Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
profit share, pension, relocation allowance
Share |
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Joinery Production Engineer - Somerset - negotiable (V04073)

more >>
Our client specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of fine fitted furniture and architectural joinery. Much of their work is installed into period country houses, many of which are listed and therefore of local, regional, and national interest. Therefore, it is important that the detailing of this type of work is designed respecting the interior architecture of the building.
 
They currently have an opening for a Production Engineer to be responsible for taking 2D design drawings and a brief into a fully worked up 3D Inventor model with every detail resolved. You will then prepare and issue manufacturing drawings to the makers and remain responsible for the technical aspects of the project through to installation. You will also be assisting with the programming of the carcass parts for the CNC, all within the budgeted hours.
 
Skills and Experience required for the role of Joinery Production Engineer:
  • Ideally proficient in Inventor, AutoCAD and FusionCAM or InventorCAM. If you are missing one of the above, then you will still be considered
  • You'll have come from a cabinetmaking background and/or have a good understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes, materials selection and presentation
  • You'll have the ability to work from drawings and specification sheets
  • Knowledge of timber, wood veneers, wood finishes and finishing techniques, cabinetmaking and joinery will be needed
  • Knowledge of period architectural styles, building techniques, mouldings and geometry will be an advantage
  • An understanding of mechanical and electrical services required to be connected to fitted furniture, kitchens and bathrooms
In return they are offering an excellent negotiable salary (can be discussed with recruiter before proceeding) along with a staff luncheon scheme, annual bonus payment, pension and 24 days' holiday plus bank holidays. 
They are commutable from Bristol and Bath, to find out more and apply please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
kitchen-design-jobs-12.jpg
Location:
Somerset
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
staff luncheon scheme, 24 days hols, pension, bonus
Share |
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Design Engineer - Wiltshire - up to £30,000 (V04072)

more >>
Our client is a growing, family-run business who design and create luxury, bespoke kitchens and interiors, specialising in period houses of all sizes. They have a personal, end-to-end, bespoke service that starts with the architecture of the space, working with clients looking at every detail through to making it in their own workshop and the final installation.
 
They are currently recruiting for a Junior / Midweight Production Systems Design Engineer to help in converting kitchen and other furniture bespoke customer project designs into the format required for efficient, high quality and on schedule in-house manufacture.
Skills and Experience sought for the role of Production Systems Design Engineer:
  • 2D/3D modelling design experience in an engineering / manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of furniture manufacture and cabinetmaking would be an advantage
  • Practical understanding of CAM / CNC
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Team orientated with good interpersonal skills
  • Drive, determination and a positive attitude
In return they are offering a salary of £24k to £30k plus 21 days holidays + bank holidays and can help with relocation expenses. 
To apply and find out more please send in your CV and some examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com
furniture-designer-jobs-drawing-plans.jpg
Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, relocation expenses
Share |
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Product designer jobs are available across the design industry, from positions in small and medium-sized enterprises, to vacancies with some of the largest corporations in the global marketplace. With such a range of possibilities, it can be difficult to choose which of the available product designer jobs is the best for you.

Luckily, Careers in Design is here to help. Quite aside from assisting you with your CV to ensure that it shows you in the best possible light, we also scour through our available job listings in order to find a job vacancy that matches not only your work history, but also your future ambitions.

Our corporate clients post their vacancies with us from all over the world, because they know that we do more to match the right candidate with the right position than any other recruitment company.

While your job history and technical qualifications will be important, there are other strengths that a potential employer is looking for in a prospective candidate. As a product designer, you will be expected to liaise with clients and customers to discuss what they want from the product, so strong interpersonal and presentation skills are an absolute must. You will need a good working knowledge of design techniques and material qualities, as well as experience with CAD and other design software.

Of greatest importance when applying for a product designer job is demonstrating a creative flair. Depending on the role, you may be responsible for a product from its initial sketches through to its first production run, and you will need to maintain that spark of creativity (and its practical application, of course) throughout.

Finding product designer jobs on our website is easy: use the menus at the top to filter through our positions available, to narrow down your search for jobs in your sector and location.

Are you a product designer, looking for the next step along your career path? Register with Careers in Design today, and let us help you find it.

Latest News

Twitter News

Information

About us

Address

Beech House
28 New Road
Ware
Hertfordshire
SG12 7BU
UK

Contact

T +44 (0)1920 486125
F +44 (0)1920 412599
E recruit@careersindesign.com