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Design and Release (D&R) Engineer - Spare Wheel Systems

  • Location: Basildon
  • Salary: £16.00 - 16.20 per hour + PAYE Initial 3 month contract per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 days ago

Job title: Design and Release (D&R Engineer) – Spare wheel systems

Salary: Up to £16 per hour PAYE- 3 month initial contract

Location: Dunton, Essex

We are currently recruiting Design and Release (D&R) Engineer to work for a leading automotive company in Dunton, Essex. This is initially a 3 month contract inside IR35 paying up to £16 per hour PAYE.

Position Description:


  • Concept development and detailed design of modules and systems of the body structure supporting the spare wheel system.
  • Ensure that the design meets all relevant requirements and cost and investment targets.
  • Apply the engineering quality toolset to meet quality targets in cooperation with internal and external partners


  • Execution and documentation of the design verification process as preparation of production release.
  • Production release of the module or system using the respective internal systems.


  • Virtual design verification in cooperation with CAE engineers.
  • Physical system validation as part of the prototype phase, delivering milestones related to test completion and issue resolution.

Skills Required:

  • Design & Release Work with Tools (WERS, FEDEBoM, FEDEDVP, Teamcenter).
  • Fully competent in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Office.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexible with a positive can-do attitude, willing to support the team as well as individual tasks.
  • Full UK Driving License.

Skills Preferred:

  • Good problem-solving skills with a proven capability of handling multiple tasks and managing deadlines (Preferred).
  • Working knowledge of vehicle structures development with Design & Release experience (Preferred).
  • Experience in working with cross functional and global teams, working calmly and effectively with suppliers from any global region (Preferred).
  • Experienced & confident reviewing & presenting to colleagues at all levels within the company (Preferred).

Experience Required:

Experience in a relevant Engineering role.

Experience Preferred:

Launch Experience, program management experience with GPDS.

Education Required:

Degree in Engineering (BSc / MSc / BEng / MEng) - minimum 2:2.

Education Preferred:

Apprenticeship (technical)

Additional Information:

Willing to Travel as required for Launch support / Supplier visits

Demand this role will be high therefore if you would like to discuss further, please contact Jade Whitmore on 01384 446133 or

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.