Crawley , UK Technical designer at Duncan & Grove – Crawley, West Sussex

Crawley , UK Technical designer at Duncan & Grove

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Crawley, West Sussex


Technical designer
at Duncan & Grove

Duncan & Grove has a vacancy for a technical designer to join its team in Crawley, UK.

Location: Crawley Down, Sussex

Job type: full-time

Salary: £28-35k a year DOE

About us

Duncan & Grove is an award winning playground equipment design and manufacture company. We manufacture a range of high-quality natural play equipment as well as building large custom playgrounds using both timber and steel.

The role

We are looking for a technical designer to join our growing team. The candidate will work closely and collaboratively with the company’s multi-disciplinary team on the detailed design of our equipment.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • developing 3D models and technical drawings using Solidworks
  • preparing construction drawing submittal packages
  • producing installation instructions for our installation teams
  • producing BOM’s for material orders
  • liaising with internal principal designers, engineers, fabricators and installers
  • liaising with external landscape architects and clients
  • developing products for our catalogue range

You have

If you’re going to turn your talents to the design of custom play spaces, you’ll need:

  • a degree in product design, industrial design, 3D design, furniture design or similar
  • at least two years of professional experience in a related role
  • excellent understanding of Solidworks
  • working knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Rhino would be an asset
  • a basic understanding of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • a basic understanding of the structural and technical properties of timber and steel
  • a basic understanding of construction methods and fixings
  • the ability to sketch out ideas on paper and present to the team or a client

We offer:

  • an opportunity to play a central role in the creative development of our products
  • the chance to work on large scale custom destination playgrounds internationally
  • an opportunity to develop your design skills
  • good work/life balance, flexible hours and an opportunity to advance in the company
  • the role will be based in our Crawley Head Office, so please only apply if you are willing to travel/relocate

Want to apply?

Please send your CV, portfolio and cover letter via the apply for job button below by 20 March 2023. In your cover letter please let us know why this position interests you and how your skills align with the role.

Salary will be determined based on level of experience. We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note however that only those selected for interview will be contacted.

20 February 2023

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