Senior Chassis Systems Concept Engineer - J0012570

Recruiter
Envisage Recruitment Limited
Location
Dudley
Posted
15 Mar 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
For this role, contract or permanent candidates will be considered.
The Role:
*To provide the concept definition for new chassis systems including but not limited to mounts, links, knuckles, springs, dampers and steering systems into new and existing vehicles/platforms.
*To provide tuning, development and sign off expertise with regards to the aforementioned when required.
Key Responsibilities:
*For AE Delivery projects (A4-A1 gateways) & Pre A4 advanced technical development & innovation
Responsible for delivery of chassis system concepts from first principles for new and existing vehicle projects/Architectures.
*CATIA V5 3D & 2D CAD creation with appropriate data management and release.
*Responsible for development of specific system strategy for the business, which is likely to include rationalisation of existing concepts plus development of new strategies going forward.
*Ensure that concepts are optimised and balanced to meet the best targets for the project;
-Package
-Performance - including kinematics and simulation
-Cost & Quality
-System functionality and performance
-Complexity
-Ease of manufacture
-Engage stakeholders and customers where necessary to resolve issues and progress the delivery.
-Component design, development and test to optimise chassis performance.
-Lead and support in new research projects and assist with aspects such as Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
-Procurement of parts, liaison with prototype manufacturers & external suppliers to ensure timely support of the project gateways/timings.
-Develop global relationships with AE Chassis & Chassis department in Asia to promote global working – leverage services from these departments where skills/resources are not available in the UK.
-Prioritising and managing personal workload to ensure objectives and timing are met.
Reporting Relationships:
*Reports to Chassis Technical Systems Manager.
Skills and Knowledge Required:
*Specific Technical job skills required:
-Excellent CAD skills – CATIA V5, ability to use kinematics, able to develop chassis axle concepts from first principles, taking advise from chassis technical experts where required.
-Full capability to operate in Team Centre environment and use Vis-Mock-up tools.
-Capability in parametric tools to enhance quality and improve efficiency.
-Strong detailed technical knowledge of front and rear axle systems, ability to assess strengths/weaknesses of options and provide recommendations for use within a vehicle architecture.
-Understanding of technical aspects of systems/component development (e.g. DFMEA’s, DVP, Materials, Finish specifications).
-Capability and experience to understand chassis system effects on BIW and associated load path and structural performance.
-Understanding of basic vehicle dynamics and how the axle systems will affect overall vehicle dynamics.
-Understanding of the Architecture Development Process and Global Vehicle Development Process.
*Supporting job skills required:
-Ability to lead multi-functional design reviews.
-Ability to present reports/CAD data accurately and coherently and at a senior level - Manager/Director – to be able to coach team members.
-Ability to lead meetings – specifically internal design/package reviews.
-Good communication skills, ability to work globally and develop global partnership(s).
-Flexible, committed and motivated to work on more than one vehicle system at a time – ability to motivate team players
-Ability to support business trips (and potentially longer term working) in Asia.
-Degree/HND or equivalent in Mechanical / Motorsport or Automotive Engineering.
Additional Information:
*Recruitment Consultant Rachel Adams
*Tel: (phone number removed)

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