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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 11 Mar 2022

Reference: 5286

Design Engineer - Exhausts
Shift: Days – 45 hours per week

Senior Design Engineer
required to join a well-established company based in Woking on a permanent basis.

Our client is an automotive supercar and hyper-car brand, with a global reputation for producing high performance vehicles. Working with some of the most iconic designs using modern engineering this company is one of a kind and their attention to detail is second to none.

The Senior Design Engineer will be responsible for leading packaging studies, detailed design & release of Exhaust, Insulation and Sound Generation Systems on all vehicle projects; from concept to production, ensuring the design supports vehicle level requirements and system technical specifications. Responsible for promoting consistent design practices and methodologies across the team, and working with the Principal Engineer, and colleagues across the team, to support advanced engineering technology roadmap activities.

Powertrain systems design ownership of:

  •      Exhaust Systems and Components
  •      Insulation (Acoustic and Thermal) Systems and Components
  •      Sound Generation Systems and Component

Duties and responsibilities of the Senior Design Engineer:

  •      Work alongside system project engineers to package the systems above on new powertrain architecture and installations, progressing concepts through to executing detailed designs for prototype and production release and manufacture.
  •      Understands and supports the package constraints for the components. Designing in context of the vehicle package to ensure a robust whole vehicle solution.
  •      Working with suppliers, Concept teams & DMU to ensure components and systems meet technical and package targets and to deliver detailed designs on time to predetermined quality, cost, and weight targets, within DFM requirements.
  •      Ensures design solutions are optimised to support vehicle assembly & service requirements
  •      Works with other team members to develop component and system specifications.
  •      Works with the other designers and the component supplier to achieve efficient, innovative, and lightweight designs, and leads activity in this area to support advanced engineering and technology roadmap.
  •      Works alongside attribute teams to deliver systems that meet NVH, thermal, durability, visibility requirements & performance related attributes (power, emissions, Response).
  •      Understands system & component requirements
  •      Ensures the components interface seamlessly to the wider car including structural interfaces & body panels.
  •      Chair cross functional design reviews
  •      Establish and control design release, ER in line with ETRS requirements
  •      Support and evaluate results of component testing
  •      Support powertrain & vehicle development activities
  •      Support vehicle manufacturing
  •      Support Technical Specification, DFMEA & DVP activities.
  •      Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews
  •      BOM definition and management to include leading cost & weight reduction initiatives to deliver targets.
  •      Review and manage the opening and closure of design concerns

Senior Design Engineer experience:

  •      Experience of component, system, and packaging design, as well as design release,
  •      Detailed knowledge of materials & manufacturing processes employed in the systems above.
  •      Excellent CATIA V5 2D/3D skills with strong GD&T application experience.
  •      PC literate and at ease with MS Office products.
  •      Experienced in OEM or tier one component & System design.
  •      Good understanding of component & system design within an APQP or similar framework including FMEA, component planning and PPAP.

Senior Design Engineer:

  •      Vast automotive design and development experience.
  •      Proven track record of relevant Powertrain component & system design
  •      Excellent Exhaust and / or Insulation System design and development knowledge
  •      Adopts a creative & thoughtful approach to concept design and solving engineering problems (e.g., 8D or PPS) with good attention to detail.
  •      Excellent feasibility assessment skills including design for manufacture and DFMEA input
  •      Experience in component release, BOM management and problem solving.
  •      Ability to communicate clearly with design and development groups
  •      Well organised, delivery focused – with demonstrable record of on-time delivery
  •      A passion for high performance Powertrain engineering.