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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 26 Apr 2022

Reference: 5441

Design Engineer
Woking, hybrid working (3-days per week in the office)
Shift: Days – 45 hours per week
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We have opportunities for Design Engineers, either within Structural Composites, Body Closures or Interior Trim working for a specialist supercar / hyper car manufacturer based in Woking. 

Structures - experience in structural composites, SMC and pre-preg. sheet metal experience desirable.

Closures - experience in closures BIW activities e.g., door, tailgate, bonnet. sheet metal, composite, and SMC experience desirable.

Interior Trim – experience in interior trim.


Purpose of the Design Engineer role:

  •      Reporting to the Principal/Senior Engineer, working on all aspects of Body Panels and Closures delivery on our future vehicle programmes and Incumbent vehicle programmes including Series Engineering.
  •      Working on a wide range of systems and components such as Body Panels, Closures (Bonnet, Doors, Tailgate), and other vehicle assemblies.
  •      “Cradle to Grave” approach – working within a cross functional team from R&D stage, through concept, design release, production launch and series production support to collectively deliver the whole vehicle specification targets and contribute to the overall business KPIs.


Principal accountabilities of the Design Engineer:

  •      Supporting early concept and styling feasibility studies.
  •      Represent the department in design reviews and during test and development activities if required.
  •      Develop and specify GD&T data set on CAD models or drawing taking into account all inputs from parts suppliers, assembly processes and DM studies.
  •      Liaison with the rest of the design and engineering community, suppliers, manufacturing engineering and R&D team.
  •      Design components to meet cost targets while achieving challenging performance attributes and the lowest feasible weight.
  •      Coordinate design work to deliver timely design releases.
  •      Coordination of design activities carried out in-house and at suppliers.
  •      Build support (prototype and production)


Knowledge, skills & experience of the Design Engineer:

  •      Strong passion for automotive design and development
  •      Sound understanding of mechanical design fundamentals
  •      Good material knowledge, with emphasis on high performance and lightweight materials (carbon composites, glass composites, aluminium alloys, titanium).
  •      Good understanding of GD&T standards
  •      Experience of high and niche vehicle (low volume) programmes
  •      Knowledge of CATIA V5 is essential
  •      Understanding of FE analysis technique to drive structural design and its optimization is essential.
  •      Ability to conduct DFMEA would be beneficial


To show your interest in this role please Apply Now with a copy of your CV, should you be successfully shortlisted a member of our Team will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.