Development Engineer

Thomas Dudley Limited offer a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop new products to challenge the current sanitaryware market and set the direction for our products throughout the UK & European markets.

We are looking for senior design engineers to work within our expanding design team to help develop innovative new products that meet or exceed our expectations and help support our vision of excellence and quality. Our designers will develop products from initial concepts through to manufacture using their abilities to ensure seamless integration of future generations of our products.

Key Elements of the role are:

  • Plan design projects from concept to sale.
  • Use your knowledge of mechanical engineering and the injection moulding process for product optimisation to improve both design and performance.
  • Apply innovative problem solving skills.
  • Work with our in house specialists to develop products that maintain highest standards.
  • Take an active, hands-on role to ensure all engineering problems are resolved thoroughly.
  • Design and build prototypes of chosen concepts.
  • Use our established test processes, best engineering practice and discipline to deliver robust solutions in agreed timescales.
  • Understand tolerance analysis and design for manufacture principals.
  • Maintain all supporting documentation to ensure accurate integration with all other departments within the company.
  • Prepare and deliver design reviews to departmental managers and directors at board level as required. 

Requirements of the role are:

  • A qualification at either degree level or HND and 5+ years’ experience in design engineering. 
  • Ideally a working history with flow control, water flow or valve design.
  • Previous experience of mechanical engineering.
  • Excellent knowledge, appreciation and understanding of design for injection moulding.
  • Good verbal communication skills and confident presentation skills.
  • The ability to work individually or within a team environment.

We offer:

  • Opportunity for career growth.
  • Competitive salary reflecting experience.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Bi annual profit related pay incentive.
  • Company healthcare insurance.
  • 25 days holiday.


Please ensure you submit a supporting statement in addition to aThomas Dudley job application clearly addressing how you meet the essential and desirable criteria as outlined in your bit. 

Contact:  Simon Mason (Design Manager)


Closing date for applications - Monday 17th September 2018

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK before making an application and it it the responsibilty of the applicant to provide evidence of such eligibility. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants however due to the sheer volume of response, we can only guarantee that candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted. 

Appplication form (pdf)


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