Design & Specification Engineer

Location York
Discipline: Architecture & Engineering
Salary: £32,000 - £42,000
Contact name: Heather Christmas

Contact email:
Job ref: 009165
Published: 23 days ago

Working across a multi-functional Central Design and Engineering team the Design and Specification Engineer will be responsible for control, creation and changes to technical specifications, drawings, models and associated documents which are used for the manufacture and installation of the company’s range of standard products and accessories.

Role Details

  • Salary: £32,000 - £42,000 (Dependent on experience and evidence of meeting role responsibilities) 
  • Role based: York, YO32 9PT
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annual leave: 25 plus bank holidays

Role Responsibilities

*       Create, change & maintain accurate technical 3D models, drawings and written specifications.

*       Support the business units with accurate manufacturing and installation details.

*       Provide general technical support across the business.

*       Continually develop and improve the performance, effectiveness and efficiency of our standard products and accessories.

*       Ensure that all Health and Safety & Zero Harm initiatives are undertaken.  

*       To use a combination of specialist knowledge and understanding to optimise the application of existing and emerging technology.


Benefits & Opportunities

*       Option to buy 5 days of annual leave

*       Working flexibly principles

*       Contributory pension

*       Annual bonus

*       A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services

*       A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off

*       Fully funded professional qualifications and membership

*       Cycle to Work Scheme

*       Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!)

*       There is also great opportunity for career progression within Portakabin!

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who has:

*       An HNC or equivalent in engineering or construction 

*       The ability to think practically with an understanding of construction, manufacturing and engineering

*       Competency in authoring technical documentation

*       Knowledge and experience of ERP system process and applications 

*       The ability to engage, influence and manage senior stakeholders 

*       Experience in 3D modelling 

*       Experience in modular building design 


Even if you do not match all of our ‘ideal’ criteria we would still be very keen to receive your CV as we love developing our people and may feel that you could be developed into this role.

We are conducting interviews during, or before, the week commencing Monday 8th April 2024.


About Portakabin 


As innovators in the science of building, we provide modular buildings for hire and sale, as well as supplying refurbished buildings and construction site accommodation. We deliver building solutions for organisations of any size, in sectors ranging from manufacturing, education and health to transport, utilities and construction.

Portakabin remains in the ownership of the York based Shepherd family and now employs more than 2,000 people across ten European countries.

As an equal opportunities employer, Portakabin is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and perspectives and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments throughout the application, recruitment, and onboarding processes for candidates that require additional support and/or adjustments to be made.