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Design Engineer (Guildford)

Department: Engineering and Design Location: Guildford Contract: Permanent

An opportunity has arisen within the Alexander Dennis Engineering department in Guildford for a Design Engineer. Reporting to the Principal Engineer, the Design Engineer is responsible for researching, planning and developing new (or improving existing) applications and for performing assignments requiring the use and application of engineering principles. This role also involves completing projects within product development guidelines, including both design for production and developing appropriate field service solutions based on product performance, requirements, cost and schedule. 


Why work for Alexander Dennis Limited

Working at Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) provides you with the opportunity to work with our exceptional team members, who are committed to designing, engineering, building and supporting innovative and world class quality vehicles. To provide every customer with an exceptional experience, you will get a chance to show your potential for growth, creativity, energetic ambitions and enthusiasm.

Get ready for a new journey in your life and join us.


Opportunities for the future

Every minute, in countless towns and cities around the world – including London, Hong Kong, New York City, Vancouver and Las Vegas – Alexander Dennis buses carry 25,000 passengers. The market is changing very fast and passengers depend on reliable and comfortable buses. ADL is at the forefront of the development of hybrid, smart diesel and electric vehicles which provide maximum customer satisfaction. This is a great opportunity for you to achieve the most in your career by joining growing, successful international business. ADL will continuously be support and develop the chances to make a positive difference in your career.


Your role and responsibilities

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing, producing and modifying design schemes and field service solutions.
  • Preparing calculations, specifications and detailed drawings, as directed, across a range of Company products.
  • Working effectively across Engineering teams to verify design solutions with data, analysis and testing, including vehicle testing for best practice.
  • Ensuring design solutions are effectively implemented and supported.
  • Managing designs through to production and fitting it to existing customer vehicles in the field, which may, at times, require different solutions.
  • Supervising the work of one or more Designers and / or Graduate Trainees.
  • Reviewing incoming Engineering change requests, service quality reports etc. and preparing appropriate responses.
  • Developing (in time) expertise in one or more aspect of vehicle system design, as directed.
  • Any other activity, as directed, in support of the Company’s business.
  • Actively contributing towards the health and safety culture of the business.


Your current profile

Applications are invited from candidates who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • HNC in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Three years’ experience in a similar role, ideally within the automotive (or a related) industry.
  • Experience of using Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools, specifically 2D and 3D design for mechanical engineers.
  • Solid comprehension of mechanical reasoning, physics, metalworking and plastics.
  • The ability to deliver project solutions on time, to specification and within budget in a commercial product-based environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with both internal and external customers
  • Good time management skills, with the ability to prioritise workload effectively.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, with an aptitude for analysing and solving design-related issues.
  • IT literate (MS Office).


How to apply

If your skills and experience match this opportunity and you want to join a growing, successful international business, please send your CV and a covering letter to

The closing date for applications is Friday, 12th October 2018.