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Principal Chassis Engineer

Principal Chassis Engineer 
Permanent
Guildford
£55,000 - £70,000

Our Automotive client based in Surrey is seeking a Principal Chassis Engineer from a motorsport or high performance vehicle background to join their engineering team. This is a permanent role leading the chassis design team and therefore, requires a strong automotive chassis design / Catia V5 background leading up to leadership level.l.

Responsibilities:
- Reporting to the Chief Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the chassis design team
- Responsibility for leading and developing Vehicle dynamics along with defining Kinematics and compliance targets and predictions for full vehicle programs
- You will be required to keep up to date with latest technologies in the industry
- You will be required to build up the chassis team, develop the team’s skills, tools and knowledge base, while keeping up to speed with the latest technologies. Part of the role with involve the mentoring and continual development of the chassis team
- You will be expected to help and support the design activities for suspension, brakes, steering using Catia V5
- Liaise with the head of design and project management to ensure technical targets, program timings and budgetary requirements are met
- Ensure designs meet with all relevant regulatory requirements
- Conduct meeting with suppliers and technical partners
- Conduct design reviews and promote communication between all areas of the business
- Supervise any contract staff and ensure they work effectively and in a timely manner

Experience and Qualifications:
- The candidate should be degree qualified with preferably a degree in mechanical engineering
- Experience in motorsport and sports cars is essential
- Ideally skilled in working with Catia V5
- Capable of carrying out hand calculations for components and correct material choices
- Have some knowledge & experience of EPAS, active suspension systems, Torque vectoring
- Understanding of bush design for NVH, ride and handling
- Good working knowledge of ABS, ESC and TC
- Ability to use motion solve, Matlab and Altair packages would be an advantage

To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review to gemmaf@gahl.co.uk