Project Design Engineer

27 November, 2023

Job Title: Project Design Engineer

Reporting to: Head of Product

Location: Dartford

Our Company

At Safetell, we design, develop, install, and service a diverse and bespoke range of physical security solutions to a wide range of sectors. Our exemplary service and a range of products ensure each solution meets our client’s requirements. More importantly, it means we create enduring partnerships, meaning customers rely on our consultative approach to protection, as their needs change over the years. Safetell was founded in 1989 to provide bullet-resistant fast-rising screens to protect high street banks against armed robbery. Since then, we have installed over 3,000 screens in branches nationwide and developed a range of products to meet the ever-changing demands of asset protection. While our offering and positioning have changed to meet the industry needs over time, we still provide the same customer-first service from initial site survey, through to ongoing maintenance and support.

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What we are looking for!

We are currently seeking an experienced, methodical, analytical, self-starter to join our small and dedicated team in Dartford as a Project Design Engineer. The role will see you use your strong technical knowledge and project management skills to support the engineering and technical efforts of all departments, primarily focusing on the delivery of client projects. You should have a high degree of flexibility for this varied role with the ability to cover a diverse and involved workload. Predominantly based out of our Dartford HQ, our small yet agile technical team are hands-on and will regularly be required to visit, suppliers, clients and sites to provide accurate and timely technical assistance and advice.

The ideal candidate would have recent and relevant experience in a similar role. A keen eye for detail coupled with Autodesk Inventor/3D CAD experience and a willingness to learn new and exciting products are key. Furthermore, you will need excellent interpersonal skills as there will be a regular and ongoing need to effectively communicate with both external and internal stakeholders at all levels and this shouldn’t phase you.

At Safetell we are a TEAM and as such we are all prepared to ‘pitch in’, meaning ongoing flexibility is essential.

You will:

  • Maintain records for assigned tasks
  • Maintain CAD templates & library
  • Maintain awareness of relevant design standards
  • Maintain LPCB certifications
  • Produce client concept designs
  • Create and maintain Product Design Specifications
  • Attend customer meetings with the sales team
  • Provide technical product information and advice to other departments
  • Prototype product build, installation and testing
  • Produce site drawings for client approval
  • Produce job-specific manufacturing documentation
  • Work with suppliers to ensure the correct manufacture of parts and products
  • Attend site meetings/surveys when required
  • Visit potential suppliers and make technical assessments on new 3rd party products
  • Assess requests for modification of standard products
  • Produce manufacturing details for modification of standard products
  • Creating product/training manuals
  • Providing training sessions for Safetell employees
  • Be available to answer technical queries directly, via phone/email/MS Teams etc.


  • Other ad hoc tasks as defined by your line manager
  • You are required to carry out your duties in accordance with the company’s Health and Safety policies and procedures and adhere to all externally relevant Health & Safety laws.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Autodesk Inventor (intermediate/advanced)
  • Recent design experience in a similar environment
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Practical skills and physically fit with the ability to participate/assist in technical product build/install
  • IT skills (proficient in Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Positive can-do attitude towards work and fellow team members
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Highly technical with a drive to learn new products
  • Full UK Driving License

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • 22 days holiday rising in line with service
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice benefit – Bike to Work
  • Confidential Telephone Counselling Service for Employees and Family Members
  • Employee Assistance Programme for Employees and Family Members incl. virtual GP

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex; religious or similar philosophical belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.

Security Vetting

At Safetell, the integrity and security of our operations are paramount. All candidates must successfully complete BS7858 security vetting upon acceptance of any role. This rigorous process underscores our commitment to excellence, ensuring a secure environment for our clients and a trustworthy team to achieve it.

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The Application Process

Prepare Your Documents:
Update your CV and write a cover letter expressing your interest in working at Safetell.

Subject Line:
Use the subject line “Job Application – [Position Name] – [Your Full Name].”

Email Body:
Introduce yourself briefly and mention your interest in the position.

Attach Your Application:
Attach your documents to the email.

Send Your Application:
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You’ll receive a confirmation once we receive your application.

Application Review:
Our HR team will review your application and qualifications.

If your qualifications match, we’ll contact you for the next steps. While all submissions are appreciated, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you have any questions, email our HR team at We’re excited to learn more about you and your interest in joining Safetell!

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