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Principal Engineer CAD - Body, Closures & Mechanisms

  • Location: Coventry
  • Salary: £30 - 38 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Principal Engineer CAD, Closures & Mechanisms

Up to £38.00 per hour - (Inside IR35)

Coventry/Remote - Hybrid



The Principal CAD Engineer will be responsible for the technical delivery of Closures & Mechanism and will ideally be able to demonstrate relevant engineering experience, gained from working on module area systems design & development, from concept to production.

Main Activities:

  • Support the APC, Chief Engineer, BIW & Exterior in all day-to-day activities

  • Engineering BoM development. Cost / weight pack development. Weight BoM management

  • PMXU generation – Part identification in BoM for unique or carryover status

  • DFMEA & DVP creation & maintenance

  • Design surface (CAS) feasibility ‘FC' checks. Provide feasibility advice & guidance

  • Engineering hard-point generation

  • Participate in cross functional integration reviews for components & systems, considering technical application, form, function & harmonisation of the execution

  • Develop timing plans

  • Develop scope-of-work documents with key deliverables identified

  • Drive closure of issues & establish the cost, weight & timing impacts

  • Support the module deliverables through to the programme required gateway

  • Development of engineering systems & quality systems

  • Benchmarking of competitor vehicles & reporting of findings

  • Interface with cross functional teams (Package, Analysis, Manufacturing, DVA etc) & implement recommendations where appropriate to create a right first-time release

  • Leading the development of the 3D and 2D models for closure & mechanism engineering

To apply for this position you should have the following:

  • Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or automotive design.

  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge in Closures / Hardware Engineering

  • 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

Please contact James Tilley for more details.

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.