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Senior Design Engineer - Body & Chassis

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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 03 May 2022

Reference: 5451

Senior Design Engineer – Body & Chassis
Woking, Hybrid working (3 days per week in the office)
Shift: Days – 45 hours per week
Inside IR35

Senior Design Engineer required to join a well-established luxury automotive company based in Woking. 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 join an existing Team to deliver the technical definition & project / system design activities of vehicle components on current production vehicles including Total Value Management strategy and quality/design concern resolution, ensuring all systems and components are designed to all the programme / attribute requirements.


Key responsibilities of the Senior Design Engineer – Body & Chassis:

  •      Support packaging, concept & styling feasibility studies and detailed design.
  •      Represent the department in design reviews and during test and development activities if required.
  •      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 functional trials)
  •      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.


The ideal Senior Design Engineer – Body & Chassis:

  •      Good-quality Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree 2:1 or above, or equivalent qualification.
  •      Strong passion for automotive design and development
  •      Sound understanding of mechanical design fundamentals
  •      Good material knowledge, with emphasis on high performance and lightweight materials
  •      Good understanding of manufacturing process & technologies
  •      Knowledge of assembly processes
  •      Good understanding of bolted and bonded mechanical joints design
  •      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.
  •      Experience of CATIA V5 CPD or experience on equivalent composites design toolboxes would be beneficial.
  •      Experience of best drawing and modelling practises or methodologies would be beneficial.
  •      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.