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Principal CMF Designer

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

Posted 3 months ago

Title: Principal CMF Designer

Location: Coventry

Keywords: Studio / Principal CMF Designer

Rate: Excellent rate of Pay, Role INSIDE IR35

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.

An experienced CMF Designer is required to join a company based in a brand new impressive, state of the art Building on Warwick University Campus, leading the development of new vehicle designs, assisting the parent company with the development of a coherent design language across product ranges.

The Principal CMF Designer will be part of a creative team that is responsible for designing the future vehicles. You will be working on multiple project including both concept and production, contributing to the development and ongoing improvement of our world class UK Design operations.

Creative Design

  • Encourage new way of reading automotive, design & social trends and design applications and constantly challenging status quo.

  • Benchmark their competition and understand target customer.

  • Play leading role in producing CMF concepts and and see it through to production.

  • Collaborate with exterior and interior designers in developing appropriate CMF proposals.

  • Provide detailed creative solutions for the principal materials, such as fabrics, paint, decorative finishes and textures from 2D development to 3D application.

Project management

  • Coordinate multiple CMF projects.

  • Lead Projects with minimum supervision.

  • Understand each gateway deliverables and make sure the requirements are met.

  • Ability to understand Engineering and business criteria (production and competitiveness) with attention timing, budget and design excellence.

  • Compiles and updates CMF brochures.

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in;

  • Good level of understanding on principal materials such as paint, fabrics, plastic, texture and decorative finishes.

  • Good level of understanding on how principal materials are/can be processed and applied on 3D forms

  • Latest consumer, design, colour & materials trends

  • Latest automotive materials trends in both concept and production level

  • Great knowledge and working relationship with global automotive materials suppliers.

To apply for this role 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.