Job title: Design Engineer
Department: Design and Development
Responsible to: Head of Product Development
Hours 40 hours per week
About the Company
Our mission is to transform the way people live in cities. With over 16 million possible combinations of gears, colours, handlebars and accessories, we make more than just a bicycle, and we are more than just a bicycle company.
We continue to make the Brompton in West London, where we started in 1975, but our product has travelled far - we now export 80% of our bicycles to 44 countries. In the past 36 months we have invested in a new purpose-built production facility, transformed our digital architecture, opened new flagship stores and had our biggest product launch in company history and we’re not stopping there…
To change urban living, we need passionate, innovative and talented people that want to challenge the status quo and make an impact.
The Brompton is the iconic product of its type, a unique bike used and loved in over forty countries around the world. Sales have grown rapidly over the last ten years, making us the largest bicycle manufacturer in the UK, with our products still designed and made by hand right here in London. Despite this we feel like we’re just getting started and there is huge potential to make the bike lighter, more capable and more fun to use.
As a design team we are passionate about making the best bike we can and approach this in an unusual way; we design all our own components, so they are exactly what we want and need them to be. Brakes, gears, tyres, luggage, frame parts and almost everything else. Brompton is created by us from nose-to-tail. Each project is therefore different; in some you’ll be designing a part for minimum weight and high stiffness, other projects will emphasise ergonomics, or making Brompton intuitive to use.
We are seeking a passionate, imaginative and effective designer to join our team and create new products. You will work within the team on all stages of design from research and conception through to manufacture here in London.
We want you to get under the skin of the product, what it does and the broader aims of the Brompton company. Use your creativity and technical knowledge to make advances in our product that are of real value to our customers.
Skills and Requirements
Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or product design engineering.
A minimum of 4 years of relevant industry experience.
A keen interest in cycling is highly desirable for this role.