What does a Project Development Engineer do?

Development engineers identify a company's goals to conceptualize, design, and test a new product or product series. They work in almost every industry and develop products that can vary dramatically. Trom creating mechanical toys to medical devices, development engineers are involved. They conduct research before the planning process begins for a new product by learning more about the target audience, what products are currently on the market, and any relevant issues. Using their research, they innovative products or create new products to fill the needs.

Development engineers build prototypes to show to upper management that persuade them that their design is valid and functional. They work on the manufacturing process’s specifics for a product or series of products, including determining the best materials to construct the product, what manufacturing processes will entail, and techniques to be utilized in the process. They often consult with other engineers and specialists when hoping to create a successful plan. Development engineers need a bachelor's degree in engineering, a professional engineering license, and computer aided design CAD experience.

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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

Project Development Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$81,172 /yr
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Not including cash compensation
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Median: $81K
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Development Engineer
Jan. 9, 2021

“probably not the best place to be if you are really ambitious and look for greater career opportunities /more money”

Design and Development Engineer
May 11, 2021

“Good payment for your work and recognises you if you and your work is worth of.”

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Senior Product Development Engineer
Aug. 2, 2021

“Good company to work if you have a defined career path for next couple of years”

Hamilton Casework SolutionsHamilton Casework Solutions
Product Development Engineer
Aug. 27, 2020

“The sole thing that really stands out to me is that the employees here are great to work with.”

Development Engineer
Jun. 17, 2020

“One of the members of HR team here are computer engineering graduates who are highly unprofessional.”

First SolarFirst Solar
Development Engineer
Feb. 14, 2021

“Good compensation and benefit.”

Product Development Engineer
Jul. 13, 2020

“There are lots of really interesting projects to be a part of and natural career growth opportunities.”

Product Development Engineer
Feb. 24, 2021

“Good work and life balance”

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