A Design Engineer, or Design and Development Engineer works to improve product effectiveness and performance through research. Their duties include developing and designing new versions of products, researching new materials and testing prototypes.
Design Engineer duties and responsibilities
A Design Engineer main duties and tasks include:
Thoroughly researching new materials and processes
Utilising specific software to create models of the product
Organising previous engineering records and properly reporting new ones
Working as part of a team to produce the best methods
Attending design meetings with different departments
Effectively testing prototypes
Recording and analysing data from testing
Constantly modifying designs until the best version is reached
Fife's three major towns are Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline (set to be awarded city status) and Glenrothes. According to the 2012 estimate, Dunfermline is the largest settlement by population, followed by Kirkcaldy then Glenrothes. These towns are well known centres for shipbuilding. Shipbuilding provided employment for 6,300 people(headcount), contributing 0.24% of the total Scottish employment and 8% of the marine economy employment. Scottish shipbuilding accounts for around 23% of turnover and 19% of GVA of total UK output of the industry in 2019.