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Chassis Engineer

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Salary: £24 - 25 per hour

Location: Belper, Derbyshire

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 07 Apr 2021

Reference: 4829 - KA

The purpose of this role is to lead design, development, testing and introduction of new chassis systems and components or commodities. The role requires the individual to deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time and lead on the technical content and integrity of specific components and systems across specific programmes.

The main commodities / systems to be delivered will be suspension, including springs and dampers, brakes, and wheels.

      Development and delivery of chassis solutions to meet the defined customer requirements.

      Manage the design, development, and testing activity to minimise the project duration.

      Responsible for the technical details ensuring they are accurate and aligned to the customer needs.

      Adherence to the overall technical approach

      Project delivery status on time to programme needs.

Key Responsibilities:

      Deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost, and time.

      Manage Change Request, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in support of delivery of the programme milestones.

      Manage vehicle test plans, including detailed planning of test and development stages through to sign off and support Engineering test teams with rectification of issues.

      Ensure all appropriate standards are met through-out design maturation.

      Ensure all programme design solutions meet:

      Programme targets for cost and weight

      Legal regulations and Requirements Management & Design Verification documentation

      Keep all documentation up to date including:

      Meeting minutes

      Foundation and Programme Design analysis documents

      Quality history and bill of design

      Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested.


      Previous experience of managing resolution of business, technical and process issues within a Project Team environment

      Previous experience delivering chassis components.

      A good working knowledge of product creation & delivery, change control, product definition and change management processes.

      Previous programme delivery experience, with influencing and engagement skills

      Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred.


      Experience of concept generation and cross functionality problem resolution

      Knowledge and understanding of specific car components, or systems and sub-systems.

      Working knowledge of project management skills

      Experience of delivering and developing technical products.

Personal Profile


      An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent, and dependable.

      An individual who is results driven with the ability to deliver operational plans in a highly demanding environment.

      An individual with the ability to prioritise their workload.

      A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas.

      An effective team player who supports team members


      Resilient and enthusiastic, an individual able to deliver results under pressure.

      An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style.


Monday – Thursday: 8.00am – 17.15pm

Friday: 8.00am – 14.15pm