Product Design Engineer

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Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Coatbridge, GB

Company: Bekaert NV

Role:- Product Design Engineer

Location:-  Coatbridge

Salary:- £38,000 - £43,000 Depending upon experience


About the role

Do you want to take part on the energy transition initiative? Bekaert is recruiting a a Product Design Engineer to work on the development of the next generation offshore mooring ropes for the Floating Offshore Energy applications (wind, solar, and wave)

As part of our ongoing growth and development we are recruiting for an experienced Product Design Engineer to join our established team based in Coatbridge. As part of our Product Engineering team this role will be integral to the on-going development of our products.




As a Product Design Engineer you will work on the development of next generation products for the Floating offshore energy (wind, solar, and waves), Oil & Gas, Mining sectors.


Focusing on research and development of new rope products and materials in rope technologies in support of product development requirements to meet the needs of a developing industrial sector.


Assist and lead in the creation of new synthetic rope designs and selection of standard products to meet application requirements.


Full hands-on lifecycle project management from requirements specification and concept feasibility through verification and validation of products to field trial, installation and commercialization.



Duties will consist of but aren’t limited to:-

  • Management of the design life cycle from concept through to commercialization against a clear requirements specification
  • Establishing design performance criteria and assisting in product application and selection.
  • Set-up and Maintenance of the product design parameters and specifications.
  • Product development according to market inputs using a stage gate process approach
  • Planning and execution of all project phases and deliverables including project briefs, schedules, budgets.
  • Management of Risk, Actions, Issues and Decisions
  • Tracking and monitoring progress of measurable i.e. time, cost and quality
  • Testing and validation of products to standards or certification in conjunction with external bodies


The Ideal Candidate will possess or be able to demonstrate:-


  • A qualification in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent IT skills, including MS Office; MS Project; Visio; Mindmap; Minitab.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including technical report writing skills and experience of delivering presentations.
  • Good Communication skills


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and a revenue of €7 billion, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!

Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change


What’s in it for me?


  • Competitive Salary in line with relevant industry experience
  • Hybrid Working
  • Annual Salary Review
  • Company Pension scheme
  • 26 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers


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