Design Supervisor

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    over 2 years ago

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Provide leadership, direction and support to the team to ensure designs are managed effectively through pre-design to post-design review and checking. The role will report to the Head of Design & Engineering or a nominated substitute.



  • Lead the team to deliver a number of design projects through the process from pre-design to post-design checking and review.
  • Ensure productivity targets are delivered, through stringent planning and tracking of design approach.
  • Ensure on-time-delivery (OTD) of design work to ensure Prodieco meets its customer commitments and maintains its benchmark delivery lead times
  • Develop, coach and mentor the team to raise individual and team capability.
  • Work closely with Technical team to ensure all inputs required to the design process are available and correct.
  • Complete technical reviews of completed projects
  • Liaise with Sales, and directly with customers when required to gather information necessary in order to ensure right-first-time design work. 
  • Continuously improve the feeder design process based on best practice and standards.
  • Carry out projects to achieve advanced levels of design automation using packages such as e.g. Driveworks to yield productivity improvements.
  • Conduct regular performance review meetings with the Design team to track progress against a defined set of performance KPIs.
  • Ensure that quality related non-conformances from both external customers and internal departments (e.g. Manufacturing) are actioned and closed-out in a timely manner
  • Ensure a customer centric culture within the team.
  • Initiate studies and projects to continuously enhance the capability of the feeder team
  • Be a role model in the group for Prodieco’s values


Key Performance indicators

  • Productivity of design team
  • On-time-delivery of design work
  • Right first time % of assemblies delivered to customer site
  • Innovation - # of new projects and efficiencies achieved
  • Development of team members


Person Specification:


Technical Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering; with experience in a complex design engineering role.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of leading a team within a Design or Engineering function. 
  • High level of proficiency in CAD software; Solidworks, would be advantageous
  • Project management skills either acquired through professional qualification and/or extensive on the job experience



  • Excellent leadership skills and the ability to motivate and develop the team.
  • Proven ability to drive a culture of accountability within the team and live / develop clear standards
  • Strong passion for continuous improvement and a proven ability to execute projects to achieve significant benefits.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of dealing with people/customers from all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to create a participative, inclusive and involved environment.
  • High level of tenacity and ability to work persistently to gather information and seek solutions to problems.
  • Excellent planning and prioritising skills, with the ability to apply a systematic and logical approach when organising workload and tasks.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, manage timelines and set priorities for others and delegate work
  • Detail orientated, with a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to remain calm in pressurised circumstances and able to deal with challenging situations.
  • Excellent customer awareness & focus



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