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R&D Engineer


Corby, GB

Our vision is simple - TopHat was founded to deliver beautiful homes, sustainably. We use advanced manufacturing and the latest technology to delivery ultra-low carbon homes, whilst keeping costs as low as possible. We manufacture homes in a controlled environment, removing uncertainties, improving quality and reducing costs. We have extensive experience of delivering projects in different ways to ensure that our customers get the solutions they need.


We've built over 200 homes with a pipeline far in excess of this. We are also a manufacturer; operating in a 125,000 sq ft factory in Derbyshire and have well advanced plans to build another one 5 times bigger. 



We are now looking for an individual to join our Factory 2 team as a R&D Engineer. This role will be to work with the technical Research & Development team, suppliers & academics to develop new technologies. Supervising the product testing regime for the new products coming through R&D.


The Role

  • Ensure the effective development of new technologies and products with regard to the modules, their manufacture and erection; with an emphasis on those things being implemented in the next 12 – 36 months.
  • Work with suppliers, consultants, academics and TopHat colleagues on the development of new technical concepts.
  • To support the digital team in their development of the new businesses’ design systems.
  • To follow, contribute and promote TopHat Health, Safety, Environmental Quality.


Do you fit the bill?

  • Experience of developing new products/systems and especially bringing them to fruition
  • Be confident at understanding technical drawings
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge
  • Excellent CAD skills
  • A strong attention to detail
  • A passion for innovation and new ideas
  • Can take initiative
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sound data driven decision making skills
  • Ability to self-motivate against demanding targets and tight deadlines
  • Is not knocked off balance by ambiguity uncertainty and change
  • Good interpersonal and team leadership skills
  • Ability to demonstrate TopHat values.


What we can offer you

  • Up to £45,000 per annum (depending on experience) 

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Aviva Health Insurance

  • Group Life Assurance

  • Income Protection

  • Subsidised Canteen (Derby site only)

  • Enhanced Group Pension Scheme, matching up to 6%

  • Flexible Working (role dependant)

  • Enhanced Paternity and Maternity Pay


At TopHat we welcome applications from all backgrounds and are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can succeed and be themselves. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it makes our business what it is today. We value diversity and we particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, women and anyone with disabilities as we are underrepresented in these areas.

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