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Project Engineer - Consumer Electronics

Project Engineer - Consumer Electronics

Job Title: Project Engineer - Consumer Electronics
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Horsham
Industry:
Salary: £Competitive Package Available
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DW4291
Contact Name: David Watts
Contact Email: Davidw@gerrellandhard.co.uk
Job Published: June 26, 2018 16:51

Job Description

Exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer to be responsible for the development of Headphone systems with an emphasis on the mechanical design and integration of acoustic, ergonomic, functional, electronic, communications, radio and aesthetic elements.
 
Working in a multidisciplinary team bringing products to market through design, product development, and manufacturing phase.
 
This team includes UK based industrial designers, design engineers, acoustic engineers, product/project managers and their own quality team in China in collaboration with OEMs/CMs and their suppliers.
 
The role often involves communicating complex concepts, troubleshooting, problem solving, learning fast and making tough decisions.
 
You’ll be expected to have some knowledge of all aspects of headphone design and a responsibility for system design from concept through to realisation. This is an exciting, dynamic role in a product segment that will underpin the Brand’s visibility and revenue aspirations.
 
Specific Duties:
Technical direction for Product Brief and RFQ
Technical risk reporting
Benchmarking/design verification and competitor assessment
Creation of design constraint documents for industrial design
Collaborating with industrial design teams in the creation of ID concepts, concept selection and maturation
Liaise with design engineers (UK and Far East OEM) to integrate acoustic, ergonomic, structural, functional, electronic, comms, radio and aesthetic attributes-whilst ensuring design for manufacture and cost
Liaise with quality engineers to define quality and testing requirements
Liaise with OEM build and supplier teams on the development of new processes
Liaise with Acoustic and Transducer Engineers to ensure all requirements are met
Resolution of snags/issues throughout build phases
Ongoing input to functional requirement
Flagging IP issues
Support of Project Management
 
To be considered for this position you’ll need a relevant qualification in product design, mechanical engineering, acoustics, physics, electronics or similar and associated skills/experience.
 
Essential
Experience of developing small consumer electronics products
Strong written and interpersonal communication skills including the creation of reports and presentations
Experience of viewing in CAD
Prepared to travel, sometimes at short notice and for extended periods.
 
Desirable
Experience of developing headphones and/or audio/wearable products 
A good grasp of ergonomics and relevant metrics
CAD design and simulation
Experience of tool design and general DFM
Project management qualification
Fluency in Mandarin
 
Benefits include:
25 Days + Bank Holidays
Pension (5% employee, 5% employer)
Life assurance
Healthcare
Discounted products
Share option scheme
Childcare vouchers