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Product Design Engineer


Product Design Engineer

Ref no:
Studio Vans Limited
Eabhal Business Park
£28,000 - £34,000
Engineering Design and Manufacture
Contract Type:
Fixed term contract (12 Months)
Closing Date:
27 May 2021 at 4:00 pm

Studio Vans is on a mission to help people create the best campervan experiences in the world. We are a company located in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland on the beautiful Isle of Benbecula, who make innovative, modular fit out kits for campervan conversions. We work collaboratively, we work creatively and we’re quite OK taking a meeting to the beach

We are looking for team members who can imagine and are motivated by the opportunity to challenge traditional hurdles of manufacture from the islands, building better campervan experiences along the way.

Studio Vans has a large emphasis on sustainability and as a result, a Studio Vans kit will be manufactured to outlast a van. Studio Vans actively supports collaborations and has, for example, teamed up with Glasgow designers Still Life Workshop to melt-down and repurpose island ocean plastic into objects that can be reused.

Studio Vans “OG” design simplifies traditional campervan clutter while keeping key facilities intact. Studio Vans customers can also expect underfloor heating, comfy seating, rattle-free open shelving and a warm, indoor shower.

We’ve been moving fast since our place on UA2 (Unlocking Ambition - and are commencing a fast paced, product development phase to take our game-changing fit outs to the next level.

Studio Vans supports workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other aspect of a person that may bring fresh perspectives to the table.

What you will do:

To undertake the formal engineering design, development and manufacture of market ready adaptable and interchangeable habitable spaces for Studio Vans’ conversions.

To conduct background research into requirements of makes/models of common campervan conversion vehicles. Also to conduct research into various regulatory requirements for Studio Vans target markets.

To verify the design iterations through formal design assessment, Finite Element Analysis, optimisation studies and prototyping.

To verify the structural integrity of the designs via the execution of physical mechanical and scientific testing on key components of the assembly.

To undertake value engineering to ensure the resulting design is economical in terms of manufacturing.

To develop and implement suitable manufacturing systems & processes necessary to manufacture and support this product for the company.

Company Benefits



Flexible working

The chance to be part of a growing start-up and the next success A small, highly skilled and dedicated team that is fun to work with

Connections to a growing distributed team that uses Slack, Zoom, Teams and other tools to stay connected

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