Industrial Design Engineer Jobs

Industrial Design Engineers are a cross between a mechanical engineer and an artist. Industrial Design Engineers study both function and form, and the connection between the product and the user. Industrial Design Engineers do not design the gears or motors that make machines move or the circuits that control the movement. And usually, they partner with engineers and marketers, to identify and fulfil needs, wants and expectations.

Although the process of design may be considered 'creative', many analytical processes also take place. In fact, many industrial designers often use various design methodologies in their creative process. Some of the processes that are commonly used are user research, sketching, comparative product research, model making, prototyping and testing. These processes can be chronological, or as best defined by the designers and/or other team members.

What does an industrial design engineer do?

Industrial Designers often utilize 3D software, Industrial Design Engineers include computer-aided industrial design and CAD programs to move from concept to production. Product characteristics specified by the industrial designer may include the overall form of the object, the location of details with respect to one another, colours, texture, sounds, and aspects concerning the use of the product ergonomics.

Industrial Design Engineers may specify aspects concerning the production process, choice of materials and the way the product is presented to the consumer at the point of sale. Industrial Design Engineers use of industrial designers in a product development process may lead to added values by improved usability, lowered production costs and more appealing products. However, some classic industrial designs are considered as much works of art as works of engineering: the iPod, Coke bottle, and VW Beetle are frequently-cited examples.

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  1. Site Manager

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction/Project Management

    Fit Out Site Manager

    My client is a well know Contractor based in Glasgow City looking for a experienced site mnager with fit out expeience to work in there small works division looking after contracts up to 4Million. My client focuses a lot on fit out and refurbishments of commercial ...

  2. Project Manager

    Location: Scotland

    Salary: £40000 to £50000 p/a

    Category: Construction/Project Management

    A Project Manager is required to oversee an interesting array of construction projects within the food manufacturing industry. Our ideal candidate would have experience managing multi-contract projects.  This would be an ideal role for an experienced Project Manager who wants a change from main contracting and who enjoys the challenges ...

  3. Junior Project Manager

    Location: Scotland

    Salary: £30000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Construction/Project Management

    A Junior Project Manager is required to oversee an interesting array of construction projects within the food manufacturing industry across my Clients Scottish and UK Facilities.This will give you exposure to managing multi-contract projects on a variety of sites. This role will involve a good deal of travel between ...