Senior Design Engineer

Employer: Kenwood Ltd
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Purpose: Design and development of new products and standardised designs in-line with the company NPD (New Product Development) programme. Maintain and continually improve existing products as necessary.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Design and development of new and existing products.
  • Specification of test requirements and development and direction of prototype testing.
  • Document and software control.
  • Supervision of Development Technician(s) and supporting Engineers.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Design and Development Team Leader in interpreting and translating the PDS (Product Design Specification) into product design proposals and ultimately a finished design, at or below target cost.
  • Operating CAD (Computer Aided Design) and other software as applicable.
  • Managing own workload to meet key project objectives set by Design and Development Team Leader.
  • Participating in design reviews.
  • Analysing Data and writing of Technical Reports.
  • Preparing and presenting information, ideas and data.
  • Arranging and chairing relevant meetings, minute taking and circulation.
  • Completing DFMEA (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) studies and identifying test requirements.
  • Preparing test plans.
  • Developing Prototypes including design, manufacture and testing.
  • Filing documents and data.
  • Creating and maintaining document and data revision registers.
  • Operating the Engineering Change Control System.
  • Maintaining records.
  • Planning and allocating work to Development Technicians / supporting Engineers.
  • Training (on the job), coaching and developing of Development Technicians and supporting Engineers.
  • Comply with the Roles and Responsibilities as is defined in Section 2.3 of the Health and Safety Manual.


Key Interface – Internal/External


  • Design and Development Team Leader
  • Engineering Design Manager
  • Director of Technical Operations
  • Engineers and Technicians
  • NPD Marketing
  • Quality
  • Project Management
  • Research & Development
  • Home Economists
  • Industrial Designers (Kenwood Design Office)



  • Technical Management (De’Longhi Group companies)
  • Technical and Account Managers – DGDK (DongGuan De’Longhi Kenwood)
  • Technical Team – Engineers, Quality Team, Production - DGDK
  • Technical Consultants
  • Suppliers – UK, Europe and Asia
  • Customers


Qualifications & Experience:


  • Applicable Degree and / or HNC (Higher National Certificate), HND (Higher National Diploma) in Engineering.
  • Experience in an applicable engineering product development role (preferably Electromechanical).
  • Proven ability to take NPD projects from concept through to mass production. 
  • Competent in use of proprietary 2D and 3D design software. (NX preferred)
  • Knowledge of use of other applicable software tools.
  • Detailed knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes for correct specification to production capabilities e.g. plastic injection moulding, die-casting, sheet metal pressings, machining etc.
  • Competent in use of applicable design technology such as rapid prototyping machines, specialised test equipment, etc.


  • Chartered or working towards professional registration.
  • Completion of accredited Engineering Apprenticeship or Engineering Graduate training programme.
  • Competent in use of other applicable software tools such as Finite Element Analysis, Fluid Flow analysis etc.
  • A strong appreciation of Electromechanics.

To apply for this position, please send a CV and covering letter to