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Body Structures Design Engineer

Body Structures Design Engineer 

£50 - £55,000 - 12 Month FTC + Benefits

Reporting to the Principal Engineer Body Structures, the Design Engineer will be responsible for component and system design of the body structure systems within vehicle programs.

Main Responsibilities
•Design of body structure components and assemblies, plus other vehicle subsystems, to meet required project milestones.
•Complete component design of extrusions, castings, pressings etc along with assembly design in a CATIA V5 environment.
•Produce component and assembly level drawings.
•Deliver system designs to meet the requirements of technical specifications in accordance with design guidelines, standards and direction. 
•Plan design activities in order to fulfil the requirements of the company’s engineering timing release system, considering timing dependencies with other systems where necessary. 
•Represent the Body Structure Department in design and release reviews. 
•Develop concepts and solutions to technical issues and mature final system designs to weight, cost and serviceability targets with confirmation through analysis.
•Collaboration with other function groups to reach design solutions.
•Manage and release data through the TCe system.

 The Person
•The candidate will have an in-depth understanding of fundamental engineering principles.
•Demonstrable experience in a CATIA V5 environment (assembly, part design and drafting).

Experience in one or all of the following:
oBody Structures, Subframes, HV carriers.
•Experience working in/for medium volume vehicle projects would be advantageous. 
•Excellent communication and co-ordination skills - at ease working with a cross-functional team of engineers and suppliers. 
•Good understanding of bolted and bonded mechanical joint design.
•Good understanding of GD&T standards.
•Ability to clearly communicate technical Body systems information across function groups is essential to the role.
•Flexible, enthusiastic individual who is self-motivated, able to work well under own initiative and remain focused under pressure. 
•Ability to prioritise workload & manage external inputs/requests.