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Textron Design Engineer in Ipswich, United Kingdom

Design Engineer


About Textron Specialized Vehicles

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under several different brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.


Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd is one of world’s leading manufacturers of commercial mowers and turf maintenance equipment. Based in Ipswich, Suffolk, our products are built to enable customers to accurately cut turf grass at football stadiums, golf courses, public parks and roadsides. We are seeking a Design Engineer to be based at our manufacturing facility in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To ensure that all designs meet technical, performance, reliability and cost targets as identified by a Senior Engineer or Engineering Manager;

  • To produce and maintain all drawings and Bill of Material records, consistent with the Engineering Change process and as guided by senior engineering staff;

  • To ensure that all designs can be manufactured both efficiently and cost effectively through liaison with Manufacturing staff, incorporating mistake proofing or visual guidelines if miss-builds are possible;

  • To prepare and deliver presentations which demonstrate design concepts develop to meet design specification and functional requirements;

  • To participate in DFMEA and PFMEA reviews with a cross functional team to ensure designs are robust and sufficient to meet reliability and durability targets;

  • Utilise best practice reference documents and standard in-house components where at all possible. Liaise with other Engineers and departments when implementing new principles;

  • Work with a cross functional team to support the creation and updating of assembly instructions and Technical Publications;

  • To read, understand and incorporate requirements of standards and directives relevant to the product under development;

  • To assist in the development of test regimes to validate design elements of a project.


Qualifications and Requirements

  • You should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an engineering related field, preferably Mechanical Engineering;

  • A strong knowledge of CAD (ideally UG NX) and FEA software (ideally ANSYS) required.

  • Comfortable designing in a variety of materials including steels, plastics and alloys;

  • Able to demonstrate a hands-on approach working within a multi-disciplinary team to take design concepts through to medium volume production to meet challenging specifications and timescales;

  • Self-motivated and able to work with low levels of supervision to defined objectives;

  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills;

  • Time management skills, ability to prioritise in time-pressured environment and focus on delivery within tight-deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with others;

  • Initiative, innovation and engineering enthusiasm;

  • Can-do attitude and willingness to learn new skills.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary;

  • A nine-day working fortnight (every other Friday off work);

  • 30 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays

  • Company pension scheme (6% employer contribution);

  • Life assurance scheme;

  • Company sick pay scheme;

  • On-site golf course and football pitch;

  • Employee Assistance Programme;

  • Long service awards;

  • Perks at work (discounted cinema tickets etc.);

  • Learning and development opportunities.

Job: Engineering

Primary Location: Great Britain-England-Ipswich

Recruiting Company: Textron Specialized Vehicles

Schedule: Full-time

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: First Shift

Req ID: 317238