Product Development Engineer

Clevedon, England, United King, SOM, GB

Hydro International


Hydro International, a CRH Company, is a leading global provider of advanced products, services and expertise to help municipal, industrial and construction customers to improve their water management processes, increase operational performance and reduce environmental impact. With over 40 years of experience and a reputation for engineering excellence, businesses, and public bodies all over the world rely on our products, services and integrated solutions to reduce flood risk, improve water treatment and protect the environment from water pollution. We have a network of over 80 distribution partners and serve customers in more than 40 countries.  As part of CRH Infrastructure Products, we are leading the water management industry with innovative, sustainable solutions and a safety-first mindset.


Job Title - Product Development Engineer
Location - Clevedon, North Somerset
Type of Employment: Full-time, Permanent. Hybrid work available, with the expectation of onsite presence as necessary
Reporting to - Group Technical Manager

Responsible for: Managing and undertaking Research and Product Development and other technical projects assigned by the through the Product Development Program.  

•    Theoretical/desktop research including developing new product concepts and conducting feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality, investigating and evaluating existing technologies and undertaking assigned project activities from the Product Development Programme.
•    Maintaining detailed documentation throughout all phases of the research and development activities; providing update reports and analysing, interpreting, and disseminating outputs from Product Development activities.
•    Undertaking laboratory scale model development and testing.
•    Maintenance and calibration of test rigs, instruments, measuring equipment, etc. and maintaining associated records.
•    Prototype work / field testing and verification, validation and demonstration of products and concepts.
•    Writing and presenting technical reports, posters, conference papers, etc. and through this, disseminating outputs of Product Development activities. 
•    Work cross-functionally with other colleagues and teams to develop products
•    Provision of technical support to business units as required.
•    Working in conformance with Company Policies and Procedures.
•    To undertake such other activities as reasonably required by line manager.
•    To be responsible for the Health, Safety and Environment aspects affecting self, employees and projects in your control.
•    To apply requirements of the BS EN ISO 9001 as appropriate within the areas of responsibility

The ideal candidate should possess a degree, HND, or HNC, or any relevant qualification, preferably in the field of Engineering/Civil Engineering. Demonstrate both theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for technical project work, especially in product development and related technologies. Additionally, proficiency in laboratory testing procedures, along with the ability to analyse and present data systematically. The candidate should be adept at working independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.

Physical & Other Requirements:
•    Occasional travel. International travel possible
•    Valid Driver’s License
•    Passport

•    Pension
•    2 x Life Assurance
•    Sick Pay
•    Employee Referral Scheme
•    Mental Health First Aiders
•    Free Parking
•    Minimum 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
•    Flu Jab

What Hydro International Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Comprehensive secondary benefits

  • Significant contribution to your pension plan

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

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Date:  Jun 23, 2024

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