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Legrand NA Design Engineer in West Hartford, Connecticut

Position Description

At a Glance

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for aDesign Engineerto join theElectrical Wiring Systems Wiremold Team.This is ahybrid position reporting toWest Hartford, CT.The Design Engineer is responsible for the design of new products for the Wire and Cable Management business.The Design Engineer works in a cross-functional team environment to develop products from concept to production, as well as perform design maintenance on existing product lines. The Design Engineer develops, evaluates, and validates product design, creates specification and documentation packages, preproduction builds, and transfers to production.

What Will You Do?

  • Performs design and development work on new and existing products for use in electromechanical products. This includes reviewing, recommending, and appraising design work done by satellite facilities/vendors and the offshore design team.

  • Work with the Marketing Product Line Manager to develop the product specification. Gain consensus on design with marketing and manufacturing. Determine the appropriate codes and standards, testing requirements, end-user preferences and trends, and competitive product analysis.

  • Create sketches, 3D files, and prototype designs to provide different options to satisfy the product requirements and be used for customer feedback. Evaluate concepts to choose the best design for the business. Work with the offshore team to create final 3D models, assemblies, and drawings to refine, develop, and finalize the design.

  • Research, read, and understand competitive patents. Work with Patent Attorneys to avoid patent infringement. Protect the company’s intellectual property by obtaining patents.

  • Refine and complete the design through modeling, prototyping, testing, analysis, piloting, and inspection of processes and first articles. Work closely with Advanced Manufacturing, Tool Shops, and Manufacturing to procure prototypes and production product components.

  • Oversee the completion of product documentation to support production, including engineering drawings and specifications, bills of materials, and quality requirements and testing.

  • Investigation and analysis of new materials, components, technology, and engineering practices.

  • Work with listing agencies to conduct and develop standards testing as required.

  • Managing projects to rapid and effective completion including spanning departmental gaps.

  • Performs other similar and related duties as required.



  • BS in Mechanical Engineering


  • 3-5 years experience in design engineering, preferably developing plastic injection molded, cast aluminum, and sheet metal products


  • Must have sound technical knowledge and design skills. Must be able to apply logical and scientific thinking principles to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

  • Demonstrated creativity in the development of new product design concepts. Ability to create sketches, 3D files, and prototype designs to express different options that are used to satisfy the product requirements.

  • Must be able to incorporate eco-design principals into new product development, as well as identify ways to improve environmental impact of existing products.

  • Requires strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to effectively handle multiple priorities.

  • Must have strong analytical skills and proven ability to efficiently research and summarize information effectively and make recommendations based upon analysis.

  • Must be highly collaborative and able to work in a team-based environment. Fosters open communication and support an environment of innovation and creative change.

  • Strong computer skills, proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software; e-mail, Microsoft Teams, and meeting management software. Ability to use the internet and web-based resources efficiently and effectively. Proficient in the use of 3D CAD software, SolidWorks preferred.

  • Must possess excellent project management skills, including the demonstrated ability to develop and manage a project plan, establish priorities, work to deadlines, and control several projects at various stages of work. Must understand the implications of product costing to ensure business goals are met.

Company Info

About Legrand

Representing more than 150 years of innovation, Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Our purpose is improving lives by transforming the spaces where people live, work and meet with electrical and digital infrastructures and connected solutions that are simple, innovative and sustainable. Every day, over 39,000 Legrand employees work hard to enhance the buildings of tomorrow. Legrand is a global, publicly traded company listed on the Euronext ( Legrand SA EPA: LR ) with revenue of €7 billion, and products sold in 180 countries. For more information, visit

About Legrand North and Central America

Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 6,500 associates in 50 locations, working across six divisions/sector: Audio Visual, Building Controls Systems, Data Power and Controls, Electrical Wiring Systems, and Lighting. We hold a leading position in every North American market we serve and focus on exceeding our customers’ needs within the commercial, residential, and industrial industries. LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as distinctive benefits like a high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity and parental leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active/growing Employee Resource Group network. LNCA is an employee-centered, growing company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit

About Legrand’s Electrical Wiring Systems Division

Legrand’s Electrical Wiring Systems (EWS) division provides the most complete line of residential, commercial, and industrial electrical wiring devices in the world. Through commitment to innovation and quality, EWS maintains the position of industry leader in wire and cable management and wiring devices categories, specializing in raceways, flexible floor, open space and outdoor power solutions, wire mesh cable trays and systems, and designer switches and outlets. With this comprehensive offering, EWS serves a range of exciting vertical markets, including commercial office and commercial interior, data centers, education, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, mixed-use developments and residential. For more information, visit wiring devices

Equal Opportunity Employer

LocationUS-CT-West Hartford

Positions 1

Experience (Years) 3

Category Engineering