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Surrey, UK
Senior technical designer
at Echo House

Echo House is looking for a senior technical designer to join its team in Surrey, UK.

Echo House is a market leader specialising in project management, creative and technical design, artworking, digital content, print, experiential brand activation, and sustainable creative production.

Scope of the role:

  • collaborative
  • positive
  • respectful
  • organised
  • exceptional people skills

The design team is at the heart of Echo House. The senior technical designer role involves collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, interpreting design concepts and assisting with the transition of works into realisation. You will be responsible for building and outputting technical drawings with accurate specifications and to the Echo House standards – ensuring they are clinical and clear, facilitating a seamless flow of works through our production line. The role includes attending site on occasion to conduct surveys, and provide assistance with installation.

At Echo, our workflow approach is a hybrid. Depending on the nature of the work, we combine the structured predictability of the waterfall method with the flexible adaptability of agile. This necessitates that all our team members are comfortable and proficient in both approaches, ensuring seamless integration and adaptability according to project demands.

The nature of our industry is that working ad hoc additional hours, or out of normal working hours, can be expected as a normal function of this role. Time in lieu will be provided for this. The leadership team of Echo House remain committed to limiting the extent and potential impact of this, for all individuals at Echo.

Main duties and responsibilities


  • operating with integrity – performing whole and complete work for and with all Echo colleagues, clients and suppliers alike
  • ensuring Echo House maintains its status as an industry-leading team of dynamic, proactive and professional specialists
  • in-depth training is provided as a core part of all new starters’ induction; in addition, with such a nuanced and bespoke business, on-the-job learning remains the single most effective way to learn what we do and how we do it

Core knowledge basis:

  • excellent Solidworks, CAD, Fusion 360, Adobe Creative Suite knowledge
  • knowledge of 3D print, rendering in Cinema 4D or Keyshot (desirable)
  • excellent tool and machining knowledge
  • excellent electrical and electronics knowledge (desirable)
  • excellent understanding in deciphering technical packs submitted from external sources
  • excellent health and safety knowledge
  • knowledge of media with an emphasis on sustainability

Core ares of responsibility:

  • to study, research and develop conceptual ideas through to technical detail and presentation
  • aligning with the project management, artworking and design managers and the fabrication department as a whole, to modify existing work and processes in order to increase efficiency and improve performance to customer satisfaction and to agreed timescales
  • to oversee prototyping and manage production of live projects
  • project management
  • resolving customer issues to their satisfaction
  • ensuring Health and Safety policies are followed

Main duties:

  • manage allocated design projects from CAD build, presentation, through to realisation
  • to communicate closely with the assistant studio manager design lead and the artworking and design manager, process, procurement and ideas
  • to create CAD models from client brief
  • produce technical drawings from buildable CAD models
  • successfully communicate technical designs through presentation to both project managers, clients and to the wider team as a whole
  • to be willing to carry out site surveys and assist on installs
  • filling in for absent employees as needed to ensure smooth operation of the business
  • motivating employees to perform well
  • follow and promote to colleagues, visitors, and the public all health and safety procedures and protocols
  • follow Echo’s sustainability policies and procedures; promote sustainable operations to colleagues


  • Echo is a dynamic, busy company with a close working team and as such we sometimes require our employees to work on additional bespoke projects outside of their daily duties; this is also aimed to encourage and broaden individual skills and ambitions
  • to perform other reasonable tasks as required by the directors or your department head
  • follow and promote to colleagues, visitors, and the public all health and safety procedures and protocols
  • follow Echo’s sustainability policies and procedures; promote sustainable operations to colleagues, clients and suppliers

Essesntial individual characteristics:

  • excellent time management
  • excellent organisational skills
  • excellent attention to detail
  • individual diligence with a focus on team participation
  • level-headed approach to demanding circumstances
  • good leadership skills
  • good written and oral communication skills
  • experience in the graphics and creative production industry
  • ability to clearly communicate instructions to a team
  • flexibility and willingness to provide practical support where necessary
  • a quick learner with a positive approach will pick up everything they need to know at Echo

Desirable individual characteristics:

  • a dynamic individual who takes pride and enthusiasm in all tasks they are assigned and those they seek out themselves proactively
  • ability to manage multiple projects of varying nature simultaneously

Equality and diversity

We promote a working environment in which diversity is recognised, valued, and encouraged. We acknowledge the multicultural and diverse nature of the UK workforce and society in general. We are committed to principles of fairness and mutual respect where everyone accepts the concept of individual responsibility. It is therefore your responsibility to make sure you always observe and adhere to this policy.

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