Design Engineer

Design Engineer, Hemel Hempstead

 About the position

You will turn a creative brief or concept sketch into an engineered solution through technical development and your output will be a set of highly accurate technical drawings and specifications.  Your work will be centred around the design for manufacture of retail display equipment. You will need to field technical questions, understand grocery and non-food modular retail shelving systems and general design principles in the industry. Your knowledge of manufacturing techniques and standard details should be employed as close as possible to the start of the project.

This role will include, but not be limited to:

  • Produce technical piece-part, assembly, and GA drawings of new retail display equipment in Solidworks 3D CAD
  • Manage CAD files and design workflow within ITAB’s Solidworks PDM Vault environment
  • Apply catalogue numbers/coding to GA structure according to the desired operational output - i.e. Kit or BOM
  • Function checking of prototypes, supplier samples and first offs
  • Value engineering of existing designs & Follow company design standards
  • Participation in structural load testing
  • Assessing the structural integrity of suggested designs in conjunction with the associated Development Manager
  • Risk Assessments - Support the creation of this document against the template, seeking direction as required
  • O&M's - Support the creation of this document against the template, seeking direction as required
  • Assembly/Install guides - Support the creation of this document against the template, seeking direction as required
  • Attend working sites and trading stores to assess ITAB equipment in the field
  • Attend working sites and trading stores to conduct physical survey and capture detailed information for the purpose of tender submission

We ask:

  • Minimum 1 year of technical design experience, post-graduation in industry – essential
  • Experience at working at an equipment manufacturer with an on-site factory - essential
  • Shop fitting design experience - preferred
  • Solidworks – essential
  • PDM - preferred

Skills & Attributes:

  • Methodical and organised, problem solver & good attention to detail.
  • Ability to discuss, articulately all elements of the design process with colleagues from different parts of the business,
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and achieve co-operation.
  • Ability to work within a small team and with staff at all levels and with partner organisations, suppliers, and clients.
  • Use initiative to develop new and beneficial working methods.
  • Be receptive to fast moving, challenging, and rapidly changing and expanding operations.
  • Able to work under pressure in a calm and mature manner.
  • Ability to multi-task and constantly reappraise timescales and priorities, self-motivated


  • A degree in product design or engineering with a course emphasis on the technical rather than the creative elements of mechanical design

We offer:

  • An interesting, versatile full-time function working flexible hours to meet the needs of the business
  • Working within a professional team that fully dedicates itself to a common goal
  • ITAB values & way of working: ACT - Think Ahead, Think Consumer, Think Together

Application and contact

Welcome to apply before 28/07/2021

Please note that our applications are handled ongoing throughout the process and that we only accept applications via our website.

NOTE: We will not consider speculative CVs or calls from recruitment agencies who are not on our PSL

ITAB UK LTD is part of ITAB Group. 

ITAB Group sells, designs, develops, manufactures and installs complete shop concepts for retail chain stores. With our expertise, long-term relations and innovative solutions ITAB is at the forefront as partner in the retail business.

ITAB offers career opportunities in an international workplace. We continuously act and strive together for a sustainable future – for business, people and environment. ITAB as a friendly place to work with good working conditions in an attractive, equal-opportunity, safe and healthy workplace.

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Field of competence

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Swallowdale Lane
HP2 7EB Hemel Hempstead Directions +44 1442 419 419 View page

At ITAB we help customers turn consumer brand experience into physical reality with our know-how, solutions and ecosystem of partners.

We are an international team constantly developing in line with a changing market. One of the key factors to enable ITABs full potential is the people within the Group. We aim to lead the way, with a passion for continuously creating an inspiring, innovative and sustainable shopping experience. Our success is based on entrepreneurial thinking, commitment and responsibility.

Our common way of working is to stay curious, to be creative and find smart, innovative solutions – Think Ahead. 

With passion for the market and retail business we will offer the best consumer experience to our customers by understanding different ways of shopping – Think Consumer. 

ITAB is global with local competence and presence. We are building on close relations, collaborating within the Group as well as with our external partners –  Think Together.



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