Accessability Links
By continuing to use this website we will assume you are happy to receive cookies as outlined in our cookie policy
Accept Policy
Job Search
Solutions Through

Lead Design Engineer

Job reference:
Derby, Derbyshire
Job type:

Lead Design Engineers - Rolling Stock - Derby

We have a requirement for 3 Lead Design Engineers for a leader in engineering services and solutions who partner with the most trusted names in Rail and Aerospace Engineering, to deliver solutions across the complete product life cycle, in the fastest and most valuable manner, spanning complex systems, platforms and products. This role will be based in Derby.

The Lead Design Engineers will lead a team of Senior Designers, working 'onsite' within a Customer's facility in Derby, helping to identify, specify and facilitate the transfer of work off-shore. This would be for either:

  • Roof & Underframes
  • Interiors
  • Electrical Installations

The Lead Design Engineers will:

  • Assure Concept design, preliminary design and detailed design development the required system / sub-system.
  • Mange the technical relationship with the Customer and the company's Off-Shore delivery team, to deliver solutions to time, cost and quality.
  • Work independently making reasoned and justifiable decisions with respect to developing concept designs based on inputs received from the Customer and Verify the functionality/ feasibility of the solution.
  • Have a current working knowledge of Rail industry standards across different European regions - Desirable.
  • Communicate clearly complex technical details to the customer and off-shore team.
  • Provide the leadership and technical skills to manage a number of small teams consisting of up to 3 Designers in each.
  • Technically develop the team members to improve the quality and delivery of their designs.
  • Explain & propose design solutions across the Mechanical - Electrical interface.
  • Explain and manage the interfaces with other surrounding parts considering tolerances, ease of assembly, manufacturability, repeatability and ease of installation.
  • Complete 3D models in concept design phase and develop the solution to the preliminary design phase, including successfully passing the required internal & Customer review gates.
  • Design for manufacture and the ability to explain the design consequence on manufacturing process.
  • Preparation/execution of various Design Reviews (internal & external).
  • Ensure the proposed design are checked and processed in PDM to the next stage.
  • Assure effective Change Management and Requirement Management in place.

Professional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent practical industry experience.
  • Practical experience in the railway rolling stock industry delivering design solutions for passenger rail vehicles, preferably for a major OEM.
  • Good experience in one or more of: Roof & Underframes / Rail Interiors / Electrical Installations.


  • Negotiable dependent upon experience.

If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply please send your CV to Philip Delaloye at or call 01384446192. Rail01