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Senior Design Engineer - Engines

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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 25 Mar 2024

Reference: 6399 SG

Senior Engine Design Engineer
Shift: Days – 40 hours per week

Reporting to the Engine Design Manager, the Senior Engine Design Engineer will design engine components (dynamic parts, castings, exhaust, fuel, intake, cooling, and lubrication) for high performance combustion engines.

The Senior Engine Design Engineer will work in the Team of Engine Engineers and Technical Experts, responsible for designing parts to high quality standard and taking ownership of design, project management and delivery of Engine components and subsystems on Engine Programmes. Interfacing with other engineering teams and take responsibility for integration of Engine designs with Powertrain Systems and Vehicle systems.

The duties and responsibilities of the Senior Engine Design Engineer:

  •      Detailed knowledge of high-performance Engine components and sub-systems.
  •      Responsibility of components design, from concept to design development to delivery on time to engine programmes.
  •      Liaise with suppliers and development partners, to deliver designs to defined technical specifications in line with the Powertrain & Vehicle programme timing.
  •      BoM management and delivery of component and sub-system for the assigned designs in SAP.
  •      Responsibility for creating & maintaining technical Specifications, DFMEAs and Design Validation Plans.
  •      Takes ownership to meet cost, weight, timing, and quality targets within DFM and DFA requirements.
  •      Contributes to the technical assessment, integration, and application of appropriate Powertrain technology.
  •      Support vehicle programme attribute owners with respect to development and reporting.
  •      Ensure the components interface seamlessly to the wider car.
  •      Responsibility of design release in line with Engineering Release Timing Schedule requirements.
  •      Guarantee delivery of Engine components and/or sub-system for designated engine projects in line with MDP (Development Process) and that Project Management KPIs are on track.
  •      Cooperates with the Engine team in the execution and evaluation of results of component testing.  Support powertrain & vehicle development activities including test specification, parts supply, troubleshooting and post-test component evaluation.
  •      Lead robust resolutions to engineering concerns.
  •      Support vehicle manufacturing, launch & planning.
  •      Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews.
  •      Provides clear communication inside and outside the engine team.

The ideal experience for the Senior Engine Design Engineer:

  •      A good level of technical knowledge & industry experience of high-performance engine component & system design, test & production is essential.
  •      Advanced CATIA V5 2D/3D draughting/ solid and surface modelling skills is essential.
  •      Advanced knowledge and understanding of GDT principals and application.
  •      Competence in FEM calculation of mechanical components, both under static and dynamic loading condition is desirable.
  •      Knowledge of Project management processes within SAP system is desirable.                                                         
  •      PC literate and at ease with MS Office products is essential.                                                                                                                      
  •      Experienced in OEM or tier one component delivery is highly desirable.
  •      Component & system design within an APQP or similar framework including FMEA, component planning and PPAP is desirable.

Qualifications and Training

  •      Engineering Degree 2:1 or above

The ideal Senior Engine Design Engineer candidate:

  •      A passion for high performance Powertrain engineering.
  •      4-5 years engine design and development experience.
  •      Adopts a creative & thoughtful approach to concept design and solving engineering problems with good attention to detail.
  •      Excellent feasibility assessment skills including design for manufacture and DFMEA input
  •      A positive, proactive attitude with a high level of self-motivation to deliver excellence.
  •      Well organised and independent – able to work constructively with minimal supervision.
  •      An engaging mind, open to new problems outside their normal comfort zone.
  •      A willingness to engage in debate and discussion.
  •      Ability to communicate clearly with design and development groups.
  •      A willingness to travel within UK and abroad to visit partners and suppliers when required.

To show your interest in the Senior Engine Design Engineer 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.