Senior Design Engineer


Job Location:

Leatherhead, UK

Type of Job:

Full time

up to £50,000



The role

The Design Engineer will support the development of the core Sunswap technology and undertake activities from concepting through to detailed design, system integration, build, testing and certification. This is a great opportunity to be part of building an early-stage business. You will play a key role in the development of the Sunswap product range.

You will:

  • Generate new designs and concepts supporting Sunswap’s innovation.

  • Play an integral part in the development process, produce CAD models, detail drawings, conduct analysis, tests and write reports.

  • Optimise the design of components and systems using functional and analytical tools, including hand calculations and FEA where appropriate.

  • Specify and source components.

  • Develop, manage, and maintain technical documentation like Bills of Materials, DFMEA, Component Specifications and Technical Instructions.

  • Support the assembly of the prototype products.

  • Work closely with all team members, suppliers and manufacturing partners to build strong working relationships.

  • Support customer deployments of the Sunswap refrigeration units.

You are:

  • A creative problem solver – you find enjoyment in finding solutions to complex issues.

  • Not dependent on process – you are comfortable with doing things differently and ready to challenge us to do the same.

  • Comfortable working autonomously – juggling multiple projects and activities at once.

  • An effective communicator – keen to share your opinions and ideas whilst building on others’.

  • Customer centric – you see the bigger picture of what we are trying to achieve

  • A pragmatist – you understand the trade-offs between engineering design choices and make decisions that work best for the team and wider business.

  • Not afraid to roll your sleeves up and participate in hands-on work when required and enjoy the practical element of the engineering process.

You have:

  • A degree in mechanical, automotive, aerospace engineering or equivalent industry experience.

  • Proven experience having delivered mechanical systems from concept to production.

  • Excellent CAD skills – including part design, electrical integration, sheet metal design, fixtures and engineering drawings.

  • An awareness of good engineering practices and analysis methods.

  • Experience in automotive / transport / motorsport / electrical systems, complying with industry standards, safety processes and certification.

  • A strong understanding of assembly processes, production methods and an ability to assess the manufacturability of parts.

Why you’ll want to work at Sunswap

  • We are developing first of a kind technology that will change the world.

  • You’ll have exposure to all areas of business with ownership and learning opportunities.

  • A supportive test and learn mentality.

  • You’ll contribute directly to the future of sustainable transportation.

  • You’ll be part of an inspiring work environment with short lines of communication, flat structures and a great team spirit.

  • Regular company socials. Work hard, play hard.

  • Sunswap swag.

At Sunswap we want all our employees to feel comfortable bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, as we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. For us, the right attitude and a desire to learn is essential so we would love to hear from you - even if you don’t meet all of the above.

Join us on our mission to decarbonise the cold chain.