What Does A Design Engineer Do?
With technical, mathematical and design expertise, design engineers are well placed to create cutting edge solutions for a range of projects. These professionals work across a wide range of sectors. These include but are not exclusive to the construction, medical devices, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. They are involved from the initial concept and design of a project right through the development and management. 

A strong design engineer won’t just need the aforementioned technical knowledge but they will need to be able to work collaboratively,  solve problems on a daily basis, lead and communicate effectively. They can also be known as computer aided design (CAD) engineers.

What Will I Be Responsible For?
This role is varied and you’ll be expected to work across many departments. On a daily basis you will be communicating with clients, colleagues and contractors to ensure successful project delivery. You will need to have the ability to write technical reports and simplify scientific principles for non-engineering personnel.

You will be able to use computer-aided design (CAD) & computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. These software systems will allow you to design and manufacture prototypes and finished products. As a qualified design engineer, you will analyse existing projects to identify areas of improvement as well as deliver tenders to new projects. As an engineering professional you will be able to effectively manage projects and deliver them on time, to budget and per spec. 

How Much Can I Expect To Earn?
An entry-level Design Engineer can expect to earn an average of €29,921. This raises as you develop your career, those with 5-9 years of experience can expect to earn approx. €41,000. More senior engineers (+20 years) can expect to earn more €60,000.

How Do I Progress My Career?
Hero pairs the finest engineers with some of the most established life sciences businesses in Ireland. If you’re looking for a career as a design engineer, make sure you submit your CV with us today or speak to our experts at Hero Recruitment to find more about what job opportunities there are for qualified design engineers.