Chassis Project Engineer

Recruiter
RLE International Product Development lt
Location
Warwick
Salary
£29.00 P/H Ltd Com
Posted
12 Apr 2017
Closes
11 May 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As a Gaydon based Prestige Luxury Sports car manufacturer - we are looking for a Chassis Engineer to work within the area of tuneable components - within the area of suspension. The Engineer will be working within our Product Development division in supporting designs, simulations and improvements of Chassis systems from concept through to production.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

- Support the generation of Chassis system targets
- Support hard point generation, progression and official release to Chassis team.
- Generate nominal bush, spring and ARB stiffness' for builds.
- Develop tuneable part requirements and distribute to Component Engineers.
- Generate and maintain Chassis tuneable part trackers.
- Maintain documentation for Chassis System status versus targets.
- Support characterisation of tuneable parts and generation of component data for CAE models.
- Generate geometry setting sheets and release for all programmes.
- Support tolerance requirements for Chassis hard points and tuneables.
- Support investigations within Chassis department into ride, handling and steering problem resolution and continual improvements.
- Analyse vehicle test data such as K&C results and correlate with Simulation data.
- Work with Vehicle Attribute areas to ensure designs are compatible with vehicle targets and are achieved in production.
- Support problem solving/quality teams as directed by management.
- Keep abreast of technical developments within the industry.

Qualifications & Experience

- Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline
- Chassis design experience.
- Experience working with tuneable parts in an OEM
- Experience of setting and maintaining Chassis system targets
- Good understanding of Chassis Dynamic properties and tuning.
- Experience is working as a Chassis Component Engineer
- Competent with Chassis CAE software (ADAMS/CAR, SHARK, VI-Grade Car Real Time)
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Matlab
- Working knowledge of Suspension, Braking, and Steering systems
- Knowledge of Mission Product Development process or equivalent (GPDS , FPDS)
- Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks to meet customer needs

Applicants must possess the ability to work in the UK without the need for a Visa/Sponsorship. This role is a contract position initially 6 months in duration - however expected to lead to a further 12 months upon its initial review.