Project Design Engineer

Full Time Permanent

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Job description – Project Design Engineer

Coopers Fire design, manufacture, install and service innovative and bespoke Smoke and Fire Curtains for buildings. Our missions is to save lives through quality and innovative products and to raise awareness of effective fire protection solutions

Every day we put a lot of effort into making sure our colleagues are in an environment where they can work hard, be great and have fun along the way. Our values are Integrity, Pride and Passion, Teamship and Pioneering and we really mean it. We genuinely get excited when people are doing what they do best and are enjoying their day. We nurture and support our colleagues’ development, encourage and embrace each other’s opinions, challenge the status quo and always work together to lead the market through innovation and protect life.


The Projects Design Engineer will be a member of the project design team within the engineering department. The Projects Design Engineer will primarily carry out bespoke product design specific and support product line requiring engineering support.

The role will consist of undertaking calculations, production of drawings, specifications and reports, site surveys, construction stage duties, client liaison, communication with other disciplines, project management and costing. An element of project R&D will be required for bespoke work. You will be required to undertake an aspect of responsibility in areas, such as project briefs, expenses and costs, reviewing progress, report writing and representing the company. This will be to support post and pre order external & internal clients.


Liaise with sales and estimating to assist where necessary with projects and provide training if required on requirements of an engineered solution

Liaise with the certification engineer if projects fall outside required certification and gain necessary approvals if required

Liaise with contracts department working closely with project managers & installation engineers to deliver projects

Carry out all necessary testing in house prior to dispatch where required and ensure install methods for site purposes are communicated

Production of manufacturing assembly & installation drawings on all bespoke projects.

Assist in raising and checking of bespoke allocations BOMS (Bill of materials)

Act as point of reference for allocation BOMS unlocking within the business

Ensure that all new projects design data is located within the PDM vault and follow the necessary guidelines for drawing & design approval

Report back on additional costings for projects at pre and post order stage

Attend external & internal design meetings if required to assist sales

Carry out engineering resolution to ECR and IR raised

To carry out such additional responsibilities as may be considered necessary by the Management

Provide awareness of Quality and Environment Policies to personnel working on sites on behalf of Coopers Fire Ltd and to comply with the Company’s Procedures and Policies


Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science; Master's degree preferred

Has completed Solidworks Essentials Official Training

Holds Solidworks Certification Associate and Professional preferred


Knowledge & experience with the design and manufacture of electromechanical products

Demonstrable experience of working in a manufacturing environment

Hold knowledge & experience in design & installation within the construction industry and/ or with design products supplied & installed to the construction industry

Understanding of sheet metal flat patterns & Solidworks Sheetmetal

Knowledge of Solidworks PDM Professional


Good ability to work under pressure on multiple projects and deliver to agreed deadlines

Ability to work on subjects that are not familiar

Excellent communication and people skills

Well organised and good structure to work

Ability to identify, break down and solve a variety of difficult technical problems

Strong aptitude for hands-on engineering

Disciplined and well-organised in documentation (plans, requirements, drawings, design reviews)

Strong 3D Modelling Skills. Using Solidworks, as a design tool during the design process to produce technical drawings for manufacture and installation

Proficient in AutoCAD

Ability to interpret technical building layout drawings associated with the construction industry

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Using Excel for engineering calculations


Competitive salary – available upon request


Free hot drinks

Ample free onsite parking

Early finish and dress-down Fridays

Holiday allowance

Company social events

Friendly and supportive environment

Holistic approach to work

Working for a company who cares about you as an individual and not just a cog in the machine

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