Design Engineer (Life Cycle Support) - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Main Purpose of Job:

The role is to support existing products in production.  Key activities include problem solving, engineering change control, and designing solutions for customer options.

Main Tasks of Job:

  • Support existing Mobile Elevating Work Platform products in production;
  • Solve engineering problems relating to production line assembly problems, and engineering change requests;
  • Design solutions for customer options on existing products and support the Production Engineering and Production departments to implement the solution;
  • Prepare CAD models in Creo Elements Pro 5.0 (Formerly Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5);
  • Produce Engineering drawings to BS8888;
  • Approve new and updated products to EN280, the Machinery's Directive, and other countries' standards;
  • Design experiments to validate machine design and performance considering through life use and likely failure modes; work with Niftylift employees, customers, and end users to derive this information;
  • Design and conduct experiments to solve 8D problems as part of the company's team-based problem solving methodology;
  • Periodically inspect existing products and test reliability on a proactive basis to prevent failures developing in the field;

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role and the organisation's overall business objectives, this may include training and mentoring colleagues.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent in an Engineering discipline and have Engineering design experience in industry;
  • Completed an apprenticeship in a relevant Engineering field;
  • Have an Engineering HND and relevant experience in a relevant Engineering field;
  • An understanding of controls systems, structural design, hydraulics, packaging requirements and recognise the importance of good product quality;
  • Experience in support of vehicle testing and development;
  • Experience of mechanical or electrical CAD design packages, particularly Creo Elements Pro 5.0 (Formerly Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5), AutoCAD 2D, and Windchill PDMLink 10.0 would be advantageous;
  • Experience in Off Road Vehicle design and practical experience in plant maintenance or other agricultural equipment would be advantageous.


  • Strong problem solving ability;
  • Excellent communication skills.


The above role offers a competitive wage rate, healthcare scheme, contributory pension, life insurance, and holiday allowance scheme.

Contact Information:

Please send CV and covering letter (including expected package) to