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Research & Development Design Engineer LB Bentley Division

Posted: 24 June 2022


Research & Development Design Engineer


Kingfisher Business Park, London Road, Stroud, GL5 2BY

Business Need / Purpose of Role:

To work as part of the R&D Engineering team, producing innovative designs for new products, and providing support to the existing product range.


  • Producing designs for new products using 3D CAD.
  • Produce 3D Models, Engineering Drawings and BOMs to allow manufacture and assembly of components.
  • To ensure designs are accurate and conform to the required design codes (API 6A, API 17D, ISO 10423, ASME VIII, etc.) and customer specifications.
  • Participating in Continuous Improvement initiatives, including problem-solving to enhance existing products and processes.
  • Assisting the R&D department with technical analysis and interpretation of test data.
  • Refining / Clarifying product specifications to meet customer requirements, in collaboration with the Sales team and senior management.
  • To perform Engineering calculations and clearly document them to allow colleagues and third parties to interpret and validate Design Data.
  • Checking of Drawings and BOM’s.
  • Interact with other engineering team members, departments, and Customers.
  • Reviewing day-to-day queries with your colleagues in the Machine Shop, Assembly, Quality and After Market Departments.
  • Support the Engineering department at a variety of meetings both internally and occasionally at Customer sites, providing Engineering support and advice as appropriate.

Business Travel may be required from time to time.

Education and/or Experience:

  • A recognised qualification in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experienced user of 3D CAD for design and drafting.
    (Autodesk Inventor preferred).
  • Conceptual & detailed design skills.
  • Design for Manufacture & Assembly.
  • To have a pro-active attitude and be able to demonstrate good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of designing high pressure equipment to subsea industry standards.
  • Ability to produce detailed design calculations.
  • Experienced in the use of Finite Element Analysis.
  • Knowledge of using an MRP System (e.g. Visual, Syteline) to produce BOM’s.
  • Experience of using a Quality management system database (e.g. DDM).
  • Work to and promote high standards of quality, with a strong focus on safety.
  • Familiarity in the use of Geometrical Design and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Knowledge of technical software such as MathCAD and LabView. Visual Basic coding would also be advantageous.
  • An understanding of the materials used in the construction of Oilfield equipment is desirable.
  • A positive, confident approach with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team, to agreed deadlines.
  • The ability to plan your own activities within a project and be adaptable to changing priorities.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position please send a copy of your CV with a covering email letter to:  recruitment@severnvalve.com2

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