R&D Support Engineer

Neptune HQ, Swindon - Contract, full-time

The role

At Neptune, we fundamentally believe that things can always be better. That's our starting point. In everything that we do. That mindset of challenging convention and looking at things differently also means that we're often reviewing things we've done, and re-assessing whether they're still good enough.

Our in-house Product Design and Development team are constantly designing, engineering, testing and perfecting new and existing products to make sure they continue to delight our customers. We are searching for a for a hands-on and Solidworks software savvy R&D Support Engineer to join us. In this new role you will support the Lead Engineer with product development, through engineering, testing and recording the technical and quality aspects of the entire Neptune product range.

You will partner with product designers and product managers in the completion of briefs to ensure product launches are achieved within agreed timeframes. You will specify and check product quality, testing and compliance as required during the entire product lifecycle, from drawing and sampling through to factory production, launch and continued product improvements. Improvement leads to the need for innovation and working with the R&D team, you will be a key part in the drive for a better Neptune product.

In this exciting new role, you'll be working at the heart of Neptune products every day, and be responsible for:

  • Engineering products in Solidworks to assist the technical development of products, testing to assess and evaluate performance, ensuring designs are safe, fit-for-purpose and compliant
  • Partnering with our internal teams in China to verify each product is tested, labelled and has clear and concise instructions
  • Creating, managing and maintaining product test reports, certificates and documents, updating information on the PDM database and communicating to internal teams
  • Helping the R&D team to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external suppliers

We are looking for a middleweight engineer with a degree in BSc Product design, Mechanical or Engineering design, along with experience with CAD design software, Solidworks, reading technical drawings and bills of materials and knowledge of manufacturing processes, principals and supplier briefings. You'll be a natural hands-on problem solver who enjoys getting involved and brings a positive attitude to solution finding and working in a close-knit team. With previous experience in product testing, you will bring a sound knowledge of industry standards and regulations, however your eagerness to learn the Neptune way is also just as important to us.

Surrounded by a super team of well-rounded and knowledgeable design engineers, if we've ignited your curiosity to find out more please get in touch with your CV and current salary details. In return we offer a competitive salary and a range of other benefits.

We're fortunate to receive hundreds and hundreds of applications every week. While we try to respond to every email, the sheer volume sometimes makes that difficult. So, if you don't hear from us within 14 days, this means your application hasn't been successful, but we thank you very much for your interest in us.