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Lead CAD Design Engineer

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Lead CAD Design EngineerContract
Lead CAD Design EngineerCoventry, UK
Lead CAD Design Engineer
Lead CAD Design EngineerCompetitive Rate
Lead CAD Design EngineerHybrid
Lead CAD Design EngineerPW7075

Our Automotive Global client is seeking a new Lead CAD Design Engineer on a 6 month contract basis located in Warwick.

Hybrid working is available

Working in both pre and post vehicle programme KO phases, responsible for engineering design, development & integration
of the following vehicle zones on new vehicle programmes: BIW, Closures & Mechanisms

The team may also be asked to lead and/or support innovation projects.

The Principal CAD Engineer is responsible for technical delivery to cost, quality & time for tasks and activities assigned to them by their module team line manager.

Note that any engineer may be asked to work in a non-core module area as project needs dictate. The successful candidate therefore should be able to demonstrate a flexible approach.

The Principal CAD Engineer will ideally be able to demonstrate relevant engineering experience, gained from working on module area systems design & development, from concept to production.

Candidate requirements include:
- Degree qualified or similar qualification as a minimum.
- CAD operation skills required – Expectation for engineer to be able to create and manipulate geometry for primary communication of concepts / schemes. (Expectation 90% time utilisation for geometry generation)
- Catia v5/ v6 operative skills, to be able to demonstrate high technical competence – Generation of 3D geometry & sectional data. (Key module utilisation: Part design & Geometric Surface design)
- Experience of using TCUA (Team Centre) & PLM preferable
- Engineering experience in delivery of the designated module systems in the automotive sector or similar industries
- Evidence of engineering skills, including ability to manage & resolve engineering issues
- Understands roles & needs of different client groups. Evidence of working effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve results
- Compliance with company procedures & quality standards
- Involvement in process improvements
- Highly motivated with good logical reasoning. Strong numeracy & literacy with good organisational & communication skills English language is essential, a second language would be advantageous Capable of overcoming cultural & inter-functional barriers 
- Support the APC, Lead Engineer, Body & Closures in all day-to-day activities
- Support other APC activities as required
- Engineering BoM development. Cost / weight pack development. Weight BoM management
- PMXU generation – Part identification in BoM for unique or carryover status
- DFMEA & DVP creation & maintenance
- Design surface (CAS) feasibility ‘FC' checks. Provide feasibility advice & guidance
- Engineering hard-point generation
- Participate in cross functional integration reviews for components & systems, considering technical application, form, function & harmonisation of the execution
- Develop timing plans
- Develop scope-of-work documents with key deliverables identified
- Drive closure of issues & establish the cost, weight & timing impacts
- Support the module deliverables through to the programme required gateway
- Development of engineering systems & quality systems
- Benchmarking of competitor vehicles & reporting of findings
- Support the generation / development of design rules & guidelines
- Deliver APC engineering project work for both parent company & 3rd party customers
- Interface with cross functional teams (Package, Analysis, Manufacturing, DVA etc) & implement recommendations where appropriate to create a right first time release
- Leading the development of the 3D and 2D models for closure & mechanism engineering.
- Storing and releasing data into TCUA and PLM.
- Support and development for automation in the generation of CAD of Multi Model Link Networks (also known as: Driver Model Networks or AVA Networks - Associative Vehicle Architecture/ Advanced Vehicle Architecture) – set-up demonstrations and roll out with the APC engineering team.
- Support and development for the generation & standardisation of kinematic models in
the Catia ) – set-up demonstrations and roll out with the APC engineering team 

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