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Lead / Chief Design Draughtsperson


Reference Number: 7477

Job Specifications

  • Job LocationLocation: Sheffield South Yorkshire
  • Job SalarySalary/Rate: £ 47,500 / Annum
  • Job Contract TypeJob Type: Permanent
  • Job Shift TypeShift Type: To Be Confirmed

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Job Description

Are you a great leader in design/development?

Would you like to work for a growing company?

We are seeking a Lead/Chief Design Draughtsperson to work for one of our reputable clients in Sheffield, joining a team of committed and multi-disciplined engineers.

A responsible role, carrying out the design development and support of special bespoke products. The firm has a global reputation for quality and performance with more than 65% of sales derived from export markets.

Diverse Employment are working on behalf of the advertised position so should you wish to apply, we would be pleased to hear from you.


Job Benefits / Perks

  • 22 days holidays, plus statutory bank holidays
  • Incentive scheme
  • Free parking
  • Pension Scheme (salary sacrifice pension plan with 7.5% employer contributions and a death in service policy)
  • Social events


  • Lead and mentor the CAD draughting team.
  • You will be the Senior level “go-to person” for all Solid Edge modelling and draughting issues.
  • Oversee the daily activities of the draughting team
  • Ensure that the team is working within the agreed project plan and ensuring all project goals and objectives are being met.
  • Produce detailed drawings from 3D models and design concepts.
  • Orient, train and check the draughting work of engineers and CAD draughters.
  • Develop and promote the use of CAD / PLM best practices.
  • Infuse best-in-class draughting disciplines and processes in to the operation.
  • Check and verify accuracy and completeness of all finished drawings.
  • Ensure draughting technical details to BS 8888.
  • Manage the engineering design change control.
  • Administration of CAD and PLM software.
  • Chair / attend regular departmental review meetings and distribute minutes of these meetings to the draughting team and Director of Engineering.


  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline including mechanical/electrical/product design or be able to demonstrate work at an appropriate level
  • Proficiency in Solid Edge software


  • 8-10 years relevant CAD draughting experience
  • Possesses and apply extensive knowledge of draughting standards and expertise with Solid Edge to the completion of complex assignments.
  • Understanding of design process, design research, prototyping and manufacturing processes.
  • Previous experience within an engineering or manufacturing company preferred.

Desired Skills / Qualities

  • Clear leadership qualities and demonstrated success in change management.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work using own initiative with minimum supervision
  • Prioritisation skills in order to prioritise work load
  • Good team player
  • Flexible approach
  • Have a hands-on approach to working within a project team
  • Valid passport & clean driving licence required for occasional travel

Commutable Locations

Viable commuting distance from:

  • Sheffield
  • Rotherham
  • Chesterfield
2019-03-06 21:09:30
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