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Senior Powertrain Design Engineer

Senior Powertrain Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Powertrain Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Northamptonshire
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG-5801-1
Contact Name: Nick Green
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 07, 2021 11:26

Job Description

Our Automotive & Motorsport client are actively seeking a Senior Powertrain Design Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis.
It’s a great time to join this company with many exciting projects spanning continuation vehicles, race and automotive projects.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities 
Take Ownership of powertrain system / work packages within projects developing and delivering mechanical designs on and off vehicle (motorsport and automotive), considering DFM assembly and testing requirements.
Develop designs in CAD of components and assemblies.
To manage engineering BoM of responsible systems and parts for tracking cost, mass, lead times.
To generate component and assembly drawings to a high standard with GD&T considering manufacturing and inspection methods.
To Liaise with purchasing and operations departments ensure parts are manufactured to specification and delivered meeting MRD.
Support projects in requirement definition. From high level project requirements cascaded to system level requirments driving design specifications. 
Liaise with powertrain electrical and simulation engineers to develop and iterate to an optimised design, ensuring functional requirments are met within project deadlines.
Liaise with vehicle electrical & chassis engineering teams to ensure optimised design at vehicle level is achieved.
Carry out hand calculations for design integrity (i.e. hand stress calculations, tol stack, clearance checks).
Person Specification   
Upper Degree Level in Mechanical / automotive engineering or a relevant topic
>3 years proven experience as a Mechanical engineer in automotive, motorsport or aerospace applications as part of an OEM, Tier 1, or consultancy.
Experience with Powertrain system design and integration, experience of HV systems would be advantageous.
Able to conduct hand calculations to support design
Proficient in use of a high level CAD package (Catia / NX)
Ability to produce engineering drawings to a high standard
Competent in understanding and applying GD&T
Ability to conduct Linear Structural & Modal FEA Analysis on components
Knowledge of manufacturing processes (CNC, Additive manufacturing, Injection moulding, casting, etc.).