Project Development Engineer

Posted 03 January 2023
Salary €50000 - €60000 per annum + Benefits
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEngineering & Manufacturing
Contact NameHugh Nugent

Job description

Project Development Engineer (Dundalk €50-60K + Bonus and benefits)

Project Development Engineer - A very cost and efficiency focused role across prototypes and production designs, driving improvement initiatives and looking at product life cycles with analysis of all
Location: Dundalk, County Louth with flexitime and work from home
Full time permanent role
8.30-5pm Mon to Thurs and 4pm finish on Fri - Flexitime available

  • €50-€60 depending on experience
  • Plus Bonus
  • Plus Benefits

Our client is a larger, ambitious, evolving and expanding engineering company who is part of a larger international group with sites and staff right across the world. They are very dynamic and leading in their approach to manufacture, they quickly analyse and then embrace new technologies and systems. They design, test and manufacture heavy complicated engineering products and supply to a volume of top international companies. They offer excellent job stability and career potential for the right candidate - We have previously placed people within this company who have excelled and moved up quite quickly - They may be a large firm, but they also are quick to spot a good work ethic and talent.

Our Client is looking for a Project Development Engineer (Cost and efficiency focused) to join their R&D team who will be responsible for the evaluation of cost and process efficiencies for current and future prototype and production designs, will drive and implement improvement initiatives to the supply base in order to add tangible value to all stages of the product life cycle and help to identify and high quality cost efficient product to market. Position holder will collect and analyse data and information in order to estimate costs associated with the manufacturing of products. The purpose of the position is to drive proactively towards cost target objectives in collaboration with a cross functional team and take the lead for reducing component count within the design and manufacturing process and look to deliver the most cost-efficient product without detriment to quality.

Main tasks and responsibilities of the Project Development Engineer:

  • Researching, diagnosing, troubleshooting and identifying solutions to resolve issues affecting the product cost development of assigned products or categories
  • Work closely with technical teams to enhance the quality of existing products
  • Anticipate cost avoidance opportunities from dedicated review or product BoM (Bill of Material) and achieving cost reduction opportunities via close working with Global Category Sourcing, Supplier Development and Manufacturing teams
  • Identify and evaluate potential opportunities for component redesign which will result in contained or reduced purchase, manufacturing, assembly and/or testing costs
  • Drive cost modelling and tear down efforts
  • Develop and implement use of Value Engineering tools to drive consistency across all efforts
  • Actively participate on product development teams, to ensure optimization of the Engineering/Supply Chain interface and supplier input
  • Support engineering change process by reviewing proposed changes, engineering drawings, documentation, and change timing and their impact on supply chain and the supply base in conjunction with Site procurement and Category Sourcing Functions
  • Support supplier development initiatives executed as a function of commodity and/or supplier strategies
  • Participate in the technical evaluation and technical performance measurement of the supply base

What you'll need to succeed within this Project Development Engineering role:

  • Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering - Strong relevant industrial experience may compensate for lack of formal 3rd level education
  • 3+ years in design experience or 3 years' experience in a similar role that is very intertwined/involved with design and development - Product development from concept phase to launch
  • Strong demonstration of experience interacting with the supply chain function and the supply base
  • Strong understanding of assembly processes and good understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Lean / continuous experience / training

If this role is of interest; or if you have a relatable skillset that might match other similar vacancies; then please send an updated CV via the link on the page, or get in touch with Hugh Nugent to discuss in absolute confidence

Hugh has 11+ years' experience specifically in Engineering / Manufacturing Recruitment and specialises across Senior Executive Placements, Design/Development and Quality Engineering roles throughout Ireland.


This role would be particularly suitable for those from the Co Down, Newry, Co Armagh, Dundalk, County Louth, Drogheda, Monaghan, Navan, Kells, Kingscourt, Carrickmacross areas.