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Responsibilities of Design Engineer

Design Engineering

Types of design engineering:

You can usually specialize in one area of design engineering, such as:

  • civil engineering

  • electrical engineering

  • electronic engineering

  • mechanical engineering

  • product/industrial design engineering


As a design engineer, you'll be required to:

  • liaise with clients to identify their requirements

  • investigate and undertake analysis on how to improve existing projects or components

  • summarise scientific and engineering principles in an easy to understand manner

  • write technical reports to summarise findings

  • cover the concept, specification, tender and development of new projects or components

  • design the aesthetics, materials and functionality of components

  • use CAD, CAN and CAM systems to design and visualise projects

  • undertake model making, prototyping and product testing

  • identify new systems and processes to drive quality, efficiency and save costs

  • undertake complex calculations

  • communicate effectively with the clients, colleagues and contractors involved in a project

  • lead a team of engineers

  • Plan effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time, to standard and to budget.

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