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Posted 2 June 2023

Design Engineer – Co Kerry – Mechanical, Structural Engineering and Fabrication Specialists

Sector: Mechanical & Electrical
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  • Location: Kerry
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #513
  • Salary: €50,000.00

As a Design Engineer you will play a critical role in the product development process. Working closely with the engineering team, you will be responsible for designing, testing, and implementing mechanical components and systems. Your expertise will be essential in ensuring that the products meet high-quality standards, perform optimally, and comply with industry regulations. As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will contribute to all phases of the product development lifecycle, from concept generation to manufacturing support.

You will be working at a highly reputable company in Ireland, holding a prestigious CE class 3 accreditation. With a focus on precision engineering and steel fabrication, they offer a diverse range of services to both private and public sector clients. Their team of professionals possess a wealth of in-house experience in design, manufacturing, and installation of mechanical systems.

Their client base includes a diverse range of organisations, from large multinational companies to government agencies and Tier one construction and engineering firms. If you are from the Kerry area or maybe you are looking to return home, then we strongly recommend that you apply.

Design Engineer Skills:


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD) and other relevant engineering tools.
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical design principles, materials, manufacturing processes, and standards.
  • Experience in designing mechanical components and systems for [specific applications, if applicable].
  • Familiarity with simulation and analysis tools (e.g., FEA, CFD) to validate and optimize designs.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, specifications, and industry standards.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies and tools is a plus.

As a Design Engineer:


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including electrical engineers, industrial designers, and manufacturing specialists, to develop innovative mechanical designs for our products.
  • Create detailed 3D models, drawings, and specifications using industry-standard CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD) to ensure accurate representation of design intent.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, perform engineering calculations, and analyse mechanical systems to evaluate performance, reliability, and manufacturability.
  • Participate in design reviews and provide constructive feedback to improve product designs, manufacturability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Perform simulation and testing activities to validate design concepts and identify potential issues or improvements.
  • Work closely with suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure the successful transition from design to production.
  • Collaborate with the procurement team to select appropriate materials, components, and suppliers for the project.
  • Conduct root cause analysis and provide technical support for any mechanical issues encountered during product development or in the field.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, new technologies, and best practices in mechanical design engineering.
  • Adhere to project schedules, budgets, and quality standards while maintaining a strong attention to detail.

The Package:

The company provides opportunities for professional growth through ongoing training and development programs. They also offer a comprehensive package that includes a competitive salary of at least €50000 and a company pension scheme.

How to apply:

Interviews are taking place this week so if you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date CV to stephen@breaghrecruitment.com or call us now on 00353(0)15314345

The Breagh Team

Breagh Recruitment are the go to specialist construction and engineering recruitment consultants, providing qualified and experienced professionals with Construction jobs across the UK and Ireland, with an ethos based on flexibility, hard work and a bit of good old common sense. We live within these core values servicing our clients and candidates daily.

Key roles we recruit for include Health & Safety managers, M&E project managers, construction managers, M&E site engineers, M&E quantity surveyors, civil engineers, site agents, estimators, buyers, bid managers and M&E site supervisors, across Ireland and the UK.


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