A predominantly rural county, Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park, considered one of the most beautiful areas of the United Kingdom. The area has provided inspiration for generations of British and foreign artists, writers and musicians as well as the base for many construction and infra-structure projects. Much of the county is mountainous, with the highest point of the county (and of England) being Scafell Pike.
This article is to give you the broad outline of design engineering and the potential job opportunities available in Cumbria. Design engineer is a general term that covers multiple engineering disciplines including but not limited to electrical, mechanical and civil engineering. As one can imagine, these areas provide a whole host of job opportunities with a surprising number currently available in Cumbria.
The term design engineer is distinguished from the designer by virtue of the fact that a design engineer gives the direction of the design scheme and does the most complex parts of design. The design engineer usually heads the task, designing the overall frameworks and the most significant aspects of the project and directing the designers/drafters on sub-system design on the project’s more routine parts as necessary. He/she may work with industrial designers and marketing to develop the product concept and specifications and directs the design effort from that point. Products are usually developed with input from numerous sources, for example manufacturing, purchasing, tool making and packaging engineering. Design engineering jobs are obtainable all over Cumbria, whether you are looking in Kendal, Carlisle, Barrow-In-Furness, Ulverston, Penrith etc, there is bound to be a vacancy perfect for you.
One main responsibility of most design engineers is prototyping. A model of the product is created and reviewed. Prototypes are usually functional and non-functional. Functional prototypes are used for testing and the non-functional are used for form and fit checking. This stage is where design flaws are found and corrected, and tooling, manufacturing fixtures, and packaging are developed.
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