Job title: Design Engineer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Civil engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
Job published: 05-07-2019
Job ID: 32178

Job Description


  • Use specialized CAD, CAN and CAM software (e.g. 3D SolidWorks) to create 3D models and drawings of products so they can be visualized.
  • Develop 3D models by analyzing 2D layout drawings.
  • Research new materials and methods of development.
  • Organize and maintain existing engineering records.
  • Construct prototypes and confirm designs with the design/purchasing team.
  • Perform physical testing on engineering prototypes.
  • Ensure components and assemblies adhere to applicable industry and business standards.
  • Liaise with clients to identify their requirements.
  • Investigate and undertake an analysis of 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. 
  • Assessing the usability, environmental impact, and safety of a design.
  • 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 colleagues for design purposes.
  • Plan effectively to ensure projects are delivered on time, to standard and to budge



  • Degree in Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or similar qualification.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in engineering design work.
  • A strong working knowledge of AutoCAD software is essential.
  • In-depth knowledge of SolidWorks 3D CAD Software is essential.
  • Extensive knowledge of fabrication processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of material properties.
  • Understanding of current technology.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and problem solve effectively.
  • The ability to work as an essential part of the team.
  • Creative flair.
  • Knowledge of design principles.
  • Strong numeracy and computer skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple technical projects within required time schedules.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Must be results oriented.