Senior Design Engineer

Engineering Cirencester, Gloucestershire




Position Title:


Senior Design Engineer

Date Updated:

JUL 2019

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Reports to (Solid):

Jake Chappell- King

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Business Unit:

Water Services

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Job Summary:

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The Senior Design Engineer is responsible for ensure the technical requirements of a customer order are fulfilled.  Including the design work, technical documentation, bills of materials and appropriate selection of bought out parts.


Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

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  • Design and detail 2D & 3D drawings of components and assemblies
  • Complete the registration of parts and creation of BOM’s in Windchill, including support for standard costing and the allocation of routings when required
  • Work with the Windchill Enterprise Change Process for orders and engineering changes
  • Working with suppliers on selection and procurement of bought out equipment used on pumps
  • Creation of Technical Documentation and Bulletins
  • Support the testing and evaluation of pumps and associated equipment,
  • Assist with the resolution of internal and external complaints, providing technical reports when required
  • Provide technical support and advice for current and new products as required,
  • Support the development programs and objectives by communicating with all engineering and production facilities,
  • Ability to expand and develop innovative new ideas for current products,
  • Play an active role in the safety culture of the company ensuring the safety of yourself and the safety of

others that could be affected by your acts or omissions at all times,

  • Highlight any safety concerns to the relevant person.
  • Working with operations and supply chain to value optimized Design

Additional Responsibilities:

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  • Support the maintenance of windchill

Key Competencies:

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  • Continuous Improvement Mindset
  • Accountability for Actions
  • Cross Boundary Collaboration
  • Project Planning and Execution
  • Internal and External Focus

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Key Relationships:

  • External: Commercial Teams & Suppliers
  • Internal: Engineering Team, Sales Support, Operations & Procurement


Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

Required Qualifications:

Minimal education & experience, essential skills & abilities and required license/certification to perform this job.

  • Degree or HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related subject)
  • Several years’ experience of rotating equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional preferences for a specific position.

  • Mechanical Bachelor Degree (Honors)
  • Working Knowledge of diesel engines
  • Experience of designing & detailing castings and/or fabrications
  • PTC Creo Parametric (Pro E) and/or PTC Windchill PLM
  • 2D & 3D design experience

Additional Information:

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to visit customer sites (often outdoors and on rough terrain) 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •       Mainly office based but occasional visits to customer sites

Standard weekly job hours:  37.25


Travel requirement:  Ability to travel to customer sites


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Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position.  It shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or require that other tasks be performed as required by the business or job circumstances. (for example, but not limited to, personnel changes, technical developments, business needs, etc).








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