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Concept engineer

Sewtec is looking for a concept engineer in Yorkshire to join our award-winning bespoke automation solutions company.

In this position, you’ll work closely with our estimation and proposals engineers to provide effective and innovative concept design solutions, which will form part of our bid proposal process. Your work will ensure the business remains a market leader in providing industrial automation solutions to new and existing customers.

As concept engineer, supporting the sales team to define and refine requirements and conceptualise design solutions will be high on your agenda. You’ll be tasked with producing 2D and 3D CAD models to best depict concept designs during the proposal process, as well as determining the performance of proposed solutions through conducting analysis and modelling.

Identifying the risks and assumptions in relation to the proposed design will also be on your to-do list, as will ensuring the concept design solutions are cost-effective and deliverable within timescales requested by our customer.

Having good communication skills is a must for this role, as you’ll be in constant contact with the sales team and the mechanical, electrical and controls engineering teams. You’ll also need to have the confidence to attend meetings with our customers to ensure all objectives are met.

We’re looking for a concept engineer who has experience in industrial automation systems and is well-versed in mechanical engineering, and pneumatics, electrical and controls disciplines. Possessing the minimum of an HNC qualification in relevant a mechanical discipline, you’ll have strong knowledge in performance calculations and modelling, and being a competent operator on AutoCad or Inventor CAD tools is also desirable – a working knowledge of Solidworks would also be acceptable.

Being commercial aware is a significant part of this role, so you’ll have the ability to create designs to a specified cost.

At Sewtec, our people are innovative, collaborative and passionate – three traits we’d want you to embody. You’ll be a concept engineer who works as well on your own as you do as part of a wider team, and you won’t be afraid to offer your opinion to help improve the work we’re doing.

To download the full job description, please click here.

If you think you have the skills and experience to join our dynamic, innovative team, please send your CV to



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