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Chassis Design Engineer

Job reference:
Birmingham, West Midlands
£30 - £36 per hour
Job type:

Our client, a leading automotive R&D centre based in the midlands are looking for an experienced Chassis Design Engineer to join their team.

Specific Technical job skills required:

  • Excellent CAD skills in CATIA V5, able to develop ideas developed by technical experts into 3D CAD geometry
  • 2+ years of CATIA V5 experience
  • 10+ years in Chassis Engineering (ideally in an OEM or Tier 1 supplier)
  • Detailed knowledge of key chassis systems
  • Understanding of technical system/component development (e.g. DFMEA, DVP, Materials)
  • Capability to understand chassis architecture principles, knowledge of key competitor practices and trends
  • Capability to understand chassis architecture system interactions and how they affect performance, package, safety, cost, mass, styling and function
  • Capability and experience to understand chassis system effects on BIW and associated load path and structural performance
  • Capability to package chassis system parts as part of a vehicle architecture
  • Ability to lead CAD based system reviews
  • Full understanding of the Architecture Development Process and Global Vehicle Development Process
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight timescales and prioritise individual workload

Supporting job skills required:

  • Ability to lead CAD design reviews
  • Ability to present reports and or CAD data accurately and coherently and at a senior level - Manager/Director
  • Ability to lead internal meetings - specifically internal design/CAD package reviews
  • Ideally Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified
  • Good communication skills, ability to work globally and develop global partnership(s)
  • Flexible, committed and motivated to work on more than one vehicle system at a time
  • Ability to support business trips (and potentially longer term working) in China
  • Experience of Supplier / customer interaction
  • Good organisational & prioritisation skills
  • Proactive and possesses the ability to work by themselves or part of a team
  • Has good working knowledge of PC tools Power Point, Word & Excel
  • Degree/HND or equivalent in Mechanical / Motorsport or Automotive Engineering
  • Extensive OEM experience, preferably as a member of an OEM chassis team and/or member of a Tier 1 chassis supplier