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Senior Design Engineer – Chassis Structures

Senior Design Engineer – Chassis Structures

Job Title: Senior Design Engineer – Chassis Structures
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Midlands
Industry:
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JW5792
Contact Name: Jonathan Webb
Contact Email: jonathanw@gerrellandhard.co.uk
Job Published: June 29, 2021 12:00

Job Description

Senior Design Engineer – Chassis Structures

The Role:
• Design and develop Chassis structural components • Lead the successful delivery of designs to meet program-specific targets including functional performance, quality, cost, mass, timing and sustainability

Main Responsibilities
• Design of complex cast aluminium chassis structures using Catia V5 (inc. detail design, drafting, GD&T, etc.)
• Evolve existing designs through the development and validation process to reach production-ready solutions
• Work in close partnership with suppliers to achieve optimum design for manufacture
• Support the creation & management of bill of materials, technical specifications, DFMEAs and DVPs
• Support prototype builds, validation (component, system & vehicle) and launch
• Work seamlessly across the teams (R&D, Manufacturing, Service, etc.) to ensure a collaborative approach is applied to the delivery of the project(s)
• Provide direction, guidance & coaching to more junior members of the team to support their development

The Person
• Must be Degree qualified (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5yrs experience in Chassis Structures design
• Highly skilled user of Catia V5 is essential
• Teamcenter PLM experience is advantageous
• An in-depth understanding of FEA and the latest materials & manufacturing technologies (extrusions, hollow castings, stamping, forging, advanced joining methods, etc.) is expected
• Should have experience of the full product lifecycle, from concept through to vehicle launch • Have a clear understanding of chassis component & system attributes as well as manufacturing / service requirements
• Strong team player who can work effectively with other functional teams and business functions to achieve the best possible results for the product / programme
• Ability to prioritise workload & manage external inputs / requests without supervision
• Genuine interest in making efficient, sustainable products
• Willing to take responsibility and make decisions based on best judgement where data is not available