Senior Powertrain Design Engineer

Recruiter
JONATHAN LEE RECRUITMENT
Location
Hadleigh
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Design Engineer with a background in Automotive Powertrain Design for an exciting role with an Automotive company based in Essex.
Your Responsibilities:

  • Perform concept studies and layouts, as well as detailed component design, modelling and drawings (including GD&T)
  • Carry out design for manufacture and design for assembly for components and systems
  • Developing tolerance strategies for individual components and systems
  • Perform package checks
  • Capable of drawing checks
  • Responsible for detailed supplier discussions including relaying design intent to suppliers and understanding manufacturing constraints
  • Support in establishing component and/or system characteristics, attributes and requirements
  • Lead component design evolution
  • Liaise with analysis teams and understand the output to coordinate or implement design changes
  • Responsible for designing components to meet performance targets whilst ensuring durability and resistance to environmental inputs
  • Liaise with engineering teams and other designers to resolve design conflicts
  • Manage workload to ensure program milestones are met on-time
  • Support design reviews and management reviews
  • Travel to global suppliers may be required
  • Lead the PT Design Passenger Car Team (8 engineers)
  • Plan and support development of members of the team
  • Efficiently support and control the progress of current and future projects
  • Support in the development of new areas where the design department can gain new business
  • Conduct recruitment activities
  • Support developing new and maintaining existing customer relationships
  • Support business development activities
  • Organize department / team meetings
  • Liaise with customer regarding individual / team / AVL performance - establish regular meetings with customer supervisor / manager
  • Ensure sufficient project cover within your team


Your Profile:

  • Essential:
  • Significant experience of automotive powertrain component design/engineering
  • Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree 2:1 or above
  • Very good experience in CATIA V5
  • Experience using linked multi-model assemblies
  • Highly motivated and a team player
  • Experience of data management tools
  • Strong GD&T, DFM and DFA experience
  • Understanding of component materials and manufacturing processes (E.g. castings/fabrications etc.)
  • Fastener engineering
  • Engineering design calculations by hand or spread sheet, using a "Classical" approach
  • Quality disciplines (E.g. FMEA, fishbone diagrams and 8D analysis)
  • Component & system specification
  • Robust test plan development
  • Excellent soft skills
  • Good understanding of latest industry developments & technology trends
  • Excellent oral and written English
  • Communication and teamwork skills, presentation skills and readiness to cooperate
  • Sense of responsibility and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Preferable:
  • Master or PhD in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Experience in designing complex automotive powertrain components
  • Excellent base engine systems knowledge
  • Experience of digital mock up management
  • Experience of developing major base engine components e.g. cylinder head/block
  • Experience of developing plastic components
  • Experience of developing sheet metal components
  • IMechE Chartered
  • Experience managing a team of engineers


This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy and successful operation and there are great opportunities for advancement.
Salary and package are negotiable for the right person.

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