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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 20 May 2024

Reference: 6579 - SG

Senior Project Engineer – Chassis Design
Shift: Days – 40-hours

Senior Project Engineer – Chassis Design required to join a well-established automotive manufacturer, based in Woking permanently.

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.

As the Senior Project Engineer - Chassis Design you will have technical and delivery responsibility for suspension links, Uprights and compliant mounting across all Automotive projects.

The Senior Project Engineer – Chassis Design duties:

  • Led the target setting, design and development of components and systems to ensure optimised vehicle performance and delivery of vehicle attributes, leading from concept through to validation.
  • Subject matter expertise in suspension links, uprights and bushes.
  • Identifying new technologies and suppliers for implementation of future projects and platforms in support of the attribute roadmap.
  • BOM definition and management including cost reduction initiatives to deliver Function Group BOM glide path targets, and leading weight reduction initiatives.
  • Planning, monitoring and controlling function group activities to guarantee project delivery in line with the Development Process.
  • Establishing and controlling system and component, design, release, development and validation plans in line with technical risk management processes.
  • Establishing and controlling the supply chain in association with function group buyers to ensure delivery of components and systems on schedule for all phases of prototype, pilot, pre-production and production build.
  • Ensuring manufacturability and compliance with quality standards of all components and systems within the defined BOM through interface with manufacturing site and suppliers.
  • Direct problem resolution teams to manage engineering concerns and attribute compromises.
  • Leading DFMEA activity to find improvement to the development methodology and mitigate risk.
  • Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience of the Senior Project Engineer – Chassis Design:

  • Proven experience of OEM Chassis design experience in the Automotive industry, ideally with compliant mounting componentry.
  • Experience in automotive vehicle design and development, understanding of vehicle attributes and target setting.
  • Good mechanical design principles, capable of delivering design solutions.
  • Proven experience in component release management and problem-solving.
  • Proven capability in working manufacturing processes such as aluminium casting/forging technology and natural rubber moulding.
  • Experience of high and niche vehicle (low volume) programmes.
  • Use of CAD (Catia V5) advantageous.

To show your interest in this Senior Project 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.