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Senior Design Engineer - Cooling Systems

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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 17 Mar 2022

Reference: 5374

Senior Design Engineer - Cooling Systems
Location: Woking
Shift: Days – 40 hours per week

Senior Design Engineer responsible for leading packaging, detailed design & release of Cooling Systems on all vehicle projects, from concept to production ensuring the design supports vehicle level requirements and system technical specifications.

The duties and responsibilities of the Senior Design Engineer - Cooling Systems:

  •      Design ownership of Cooling System including:
    • Water Glycol High and Low Temp Circuits
    • Hybrid Cooling (including Dielectric Circuit)
    • Heat Exchangers and Fans
    • Expansion Tanks
    • Pipes & Hoses
  •      Work alongside system project engineers to package the aforementioned systems 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.
  •      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, ECR/ECN 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.

The ideal Senior Design Engineer - Cooling Systems:

  •      5 years automotive design and development experience,
  •      Ideally degree qualified in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering,
  •      Proven track record of relevant Powertrain component & system design
  •      Excellent 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 (e.g., 8D or PPS).
  •      Excellent CATIA V5 2D/3D skills with strong GD&T application experience.
  •      Experience in aforementioned Cooling system component design, packaging & release.
  •      Detailed knowledge of materials & manufacturing processes employed,                               
  •      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
  •      Well organised, delivery focused – with demonstrable record of on-time delivery
  •      Good team skills, flexibility, and willingness to work cross-functionally
  •      A passion for high performance Powertrain engineering.

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.