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Principal CAD Engineer - Exterior Trim

  • Location: Coventry
  • Salary: Excellent rate of pay per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Title: Principal CAD Engineer - Exterior Trim - Catia V5

Location: Coventry

Keywords: CAD Design CATIA V5, Exterior Trim


The company employ engineers and technical specialists and is regarded as a centre-of-excellence for whole vehicle design and development.   A small but complete car company, with expertise in advanced engineering and research, design, whole vehicle product development and manufacturing engineering. There continues to be significant investment from the parent company.

We are looking for an experienced Principal CAD Engineer - Exterior Trim - Catia V5 to join their team.

Working in both pre and post vehicle programme KO phases, the Advanced Product Creation (APC)

Upper Body (UP) teams are responsible for engineering design, development & integration of the following vehicle zones on new vehicle programmes:

UP1 zone : Cockpit (IP, Console), Interior Trim, Seats & Restraints.

UP2 zone : BIW, Closures & Mechanisms, Exterior Trim, Lighting & Optical Quality (OQ)

The APC team may also be asked to lead and/or support innovation projects.  The APC Principal CAD Engineer, Exterior Trim is responsible for technical delivery to cost, quality & time for tasks and activities assigned to them by their module team line manager.

The successful candidate will be degree qualified and have the relevant design experience in exterior trim, CATIA V5 and TeamCenter, you will be able to demonstrate relevant engineering experience gained from working on module area systems design & development, from concept to production. Be able to demonstrate technical delivery of system design / engineer in automotive or other relevant industry experience is essential.

  • Expectation for the engineer to be able to create and manipulate geometry for primary communication of concepts / schemes. (Expectation 90% time utilisation for geometry generation)

  • Catia v5 operative skills, to be able to demonstrate high technical competence – Generation of 3D geometry & sectional data. (Key module utilisation: Part design & Geometric Surface design)

  • Experience of using TCUA (Team Centre) & PLM preferable

  • Engineering experience in delivery of the designated module systems in the automotive sector or similar industries

  • Evidence of engineering skills, including ability to manage & resolve engineering issues

  • Understands roles & needs of different client groups. Evidence of working effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve results

  • Compliance with company procedures & quality standards

  • Involvement in process improvements

  • Capable of overcoming cultural & inter-functional barriers 

  • A desire to strive for improvements to achieve high customer satisfaction

To apply please send your CV to


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.