Design Engineer

As Design Engineer, you will be part of the Research and Development Team, developing woodburning stoves, designing and developing new products, as well as assisting in CAD drawing support.

This is a varied role, which encompasses many tasks including idea generation, concept design, 2D & 3D CAD, technical documentation, presentations, hands on prototyping, stove testing and bringing a product to market.

The Design Engineer will report to the Research and Development Manager who in turn reports to the Directors.


  • Responsible for the design and development of new products, incorporating the technology developed by Arada into industry leading products.
  • Responsible for the complete product lifecycle from inception to production, including testing and documentation.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the UK market for stoves and be able to interpret design trends and influences on the home heating sector.
  • Effectively liaise with the Engineering and Production departments to ensure that all products are designed in a manner that promotes efficient, cost effective, production without compromising the aesthetics and functionality of the product concept.
  • Ensure all activities are carried out to company policies and procedures.
  • Follow company document management procedures.

Ideal Candidate:

  • At least 2 years experience working within a design or engineering team.
  • Degree, HND or HNC in an applicable engineering discipline.
  • Proficient using SolidWorks CAD software.
  • Excellent understanding of design for manufacture principles.
  • Excellent understanding and experience of designing sheet metal components and assemblies.
  • Has hands on experience with metal working and prototyping.
  • Good technical knowledge and understanding of relevant domestic and international product standards.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.


  • Able to generate innovative and creative ideas to drive new product development.
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely, providing accurate and precise information to other departments and suppliers.
  • An eye for detail with a systematic, logical approach to tasks.


£26,000 - £30,000 per annum, depending on experience.

Hours of work:

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8am until 4.30pm with half an hour unpaid lunch break


21 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holidays, increasing by 1 day at 2 years' service, another day at 4 years' service, to a maximum of 24 days at 6 years' service.

Design Engineer

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