Senior Design Engineer Chassis Structures

Contract Full Time

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Our client a global automotive organisation are looking for an experienced Senior Design Engineer on 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

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