Design Engineer


Glasgow - Flexible location


Competitive, plus excellent benefits package


39 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 08:30 to 17.00, Friday 08:30 to 16.00

About Star Refrigeration

Star Refrigeration is the UK’s largest independent industrial refrigeration engineering company, founded in 1970, working with customers from design to commissioning and maintenance, supported by a nationwide branch structure. The company is comprised of six business units and currently has around 400 employees throughout the group. We are an Investors in People Platinum accredited employer and recognise the important role our employees play in our success which is why they are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to support and encourage our employees to pursue their interests and provide development opportunities to ensure they have rewarding and fulfilling careers.

The Role

We are looking to recruit a Design Engineer to join our experienced Design department, working in a fast paced environment where the successful candidate will work as part of the team ensuring our reputation of high quality is upheld.  The Design team are based in Glasgow, although remote working arrangement/locations will be considered.
The successful candidate will report to the Design Manager and will be primarily responsible for preparing Industrial Contract design documentation in accordance with company standards and procedures.


Key duties include a range of responsibilities which will include, but not be limited to the following;
  • Industrial refrigeration plant engineering
  • Prepare design documentation in accordance with company standards and procedures, including Diagram of Connections (P&ID), Bills of Materials and Electrical Specifications
  • Carry out calculations and selections of critical components
  • Ensure best practice in design solutions
  • Provide advice and troubleshooting support to Star colleagues
  • Timely production of error free design documentation

The Candidate

The role is suited to an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with good problem solving skills.
There will a structured training plan for the successful candidate to support them in their new role and, where applicable, toward chartership

Key skills and experience:

  • Qualifications – BEng or above in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Experience – at least 2 years post graduate

An excellent remuneration package is available including:

  • Annual leave: 35 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Pension: 8% non-contributory pension with option to make additional voluntary contributions with company top up based on the level of AVC’s
  • Twice yearly salary reviews with reference to RPI
  • Professional Development: biannual reviews on development to encourage career growth
  • Private Medical insurance available after 6 months of employment with additional family option
  • Permanent Health Insurance: generous long term illness cover equal to 50% of salary with continuation of company pension contributions
  • Life Assurance: 6 x annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 phoneline offering practical support and access to counsellors
  • Star Share Ownership Plan: option to become a company shareholder through pre-tax saving scheme
  • Cycle to Work and Electric Vehicle Leasing salary sacrifice schemes
  • Annual company profitability bonus
  • Employee Milestone bonus, including increased holiday entitlement

Application process

  • Respond to this advert with a current CV and cover letter.
  • A selection of candidates will be shortlisted for interview where a suitable time and date will be organised.
  • We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application.
  • First stage interviews may be carried out remotely, via video call prior to a face to face interview.
  • The successful candidate will be notified and a start date agreed.

Contact email

Closing date

16th August 2024