Job description





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 are just getting started and there is huge potential to make our bike lighter, more capable, and more fun to use.

With a fast-growing CAD user team and ever more complex projects the risks of us working on top of each other has increased so we have recently added SolidWorks PDM to our toolkit and need and experienced administrator to help us manage that.


We are seeking an experienced, effective and detail oriented PDM administrator who can take full ownership of the CAD and workflow management.

With a continuous improvement mindset you will identify and capitalise on opportunities to improve CAD and PDM processes and systems.


  • Ensure the design CAD registry is kept up to date and the integrity of the data held within it is regularly checked and is aligned with the Brompton ERP database.
  • Maintain the SolidWorks user group access rights.
    • Create new users and assign appropriate groups and permissions.
    • Adjust permissions when users move teams.
    • Remove users who no longer require access.
  • Write and maintain approval and document control workflows for use around the business. For example:
    • Change request (CR) and engineering Change notice (CN)
    • Key project milestone documents
    • Drawing approval and design release
  • Act as administrator for the SolidWorks PDM Vault ensuring a tidy and neat layout with no stray files in places they should not be.
  • Perform database support, upgrade, and maintenance activities.
  • Administer the material library and update the team whenever new material data is added.
  • Write and maintain training materials for SolidWorks and SolidWorks PDM.
  • Provide on-boarding support for new CAD users and keep a registry of user group training level/status.
  • Maintain the roadmap for system development and assist IT team with CAD user group software updates.


5+ years minimum experience in a similar role and at least 2 years using SolidWorks PDM

Demonstrated skills in

    Generating PDM approval workflows.

    Management of user groups and permission setting

    developing and conducting training in PDM and CAD applications.

    Advanced Excel document creation and macro management is highly desirable.

    Experience of PDM/PLM administration an advantage (Infor CSI, SAP, Siemens PLM Teamcenter, Insight or similar)

    Working Knowledge of BOM structures, change management and design principles.


    Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, or similar technical discipline.

    2-5 years professional experience with a minimum of 2 years in a PDM administrator role.

    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    Good attention to detail.

    Results oriented attitude to work.


    Brompton offers you a very excellent working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along very well, communicate and cooperate with each other. The working climate is informal, but we work hard. Next to good terms of employment Brompton offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international, and ambitious environment. We are all proud to be part of Brompton Bicycle; we all share the same passion and dedication to the company and embrace differences in cultural backgrounds and skills.

    • Position to thrive. Whether you are early in your career or an experienced professional, Brompton provides you with everything you need to excel in your job and for personal growth. You will be actively encouraged to increase your skillset and to attend relevant events.
    • Annual leave allowance plus Bank Holidays.
    • Flexible working options including 9-day fortnight.
    • Workplace Pension Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme.
    • Huge discount on your very own Brompton (family and friends get discount too).
    • Birthday Breakfast, Family Fun Days, Christmas Parties, London to Brighton Bike Rides, Charity Raffles, Volunteering with the local community all go towards creating a working environment that is fun and enriching.

    If you feel that you fit within the Brompton team spirit and you can bring talent, innovation and enthusiasm to our workforce then please email your CV and covering letter to the People team.

    Job requirements

    If you feel that you fit within the Brompton team spirit and you can bring talent, innovation and enthusiasm to our workforce then please email your CV and covering letter to the People team.