Design Engineer

Engineering Centre, Foundation House, M29 7JT

MGF are currently seeking a Design Engineer to join a leading Temporary Works Engineering department, based in Astley, Manchester.

Specialising in temporary works design, the successful candidates will be working within a 35 strong engineering department in Manchester with full technical responsibility for your own projects.


Reporting to the Lead Engineer you will have responsibility for:

  • Production of Temporary Works designs and drawings on a day-to-day basis to satisfy customer demand
  • Checking your own designs and drawings in line with MGF’s quality procedures
  • To produce “one-off” project work as directed by the Engineering Management Team
  • Provide technical support to the Sales Team / Customer (project related/non-project related)
  • Contribute to the smooth and effective operation of the department
  • Follow MGF’s internal QA procedures self-management of allocated workload to meet customer / business demand

Following an established, successful training programme, the successful candidate would have full technical responsibility for their own projects, be expected to manage their own designs and attend site meetings / inspections nationwide in support of their design work – initially supported by Senior Engineers. The position offers a high degree of responsibility very quickly for candidates with the right aptitude.

Core Requirements

The ideal candidates should have:

  • Civil Engineering Degree
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • A professional manner with good communication skills
  • Strong IT skills

Experience working within a similar design role would be preferred but is not essential, as would structural design, geotechnical design, and temporary works knowledge.



MGF operate a highly successful Institution of Civil Engineers Approved Training Scheme to support the right candidate in attaining professional recognition as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer.

Additional Information

MGF Design Services provide temporary works consultancy, product design and development, site quality checks, site monitoring, major projects tendering services, technical sales support and infrastructure management services to both internal and external customers. Operating to strict ISO 9001 Quality Systems, MGF Design Services are acknowledged experts in Temporary Works, Geotechnics and Structural Steelwork design, providing state of the art solutions to meet the most demanding health and safety requirements of the Construction Industry.

More Details

MGF Ltd. is a rapidly expanding, a highly innovative and digitally advanced market leader in the design, manufacture, hire and sale of proprietary excavation support systems to the Construction Industry. Established in 1981, MGF employ over 450 staff at 14 locations nationwide. We are a highly respected sector leader, well respected for our intelligence, and client focussed approach to delivery of projects.

A competitive salary package is available for the right candidate.

To apply, please submit your CV and salary expectations to Sue McCamley, at:

Or by post :

Sue McCamley
Head Office
Grant House
Lockett Road
Ashton in Makerfield