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Senior Design Engineer

  • Location: Staffordshire
  • Salary: £35k - 55k per year per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

Design / Senior Design Engineer

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Competitive salary plus benefits


Off Highway

As a result of growing demands for our clients award winning range of diesel, electric vehicles and the new exciting Hydrogen engine development programmes, we are now seeking a number of permanent Design and Senior Design / System Engineers.

The post will suit an individual looking for an opportunity to develop their career within a fast paced organisation at the cutting edge of off highway vehicle design and development.

The Applications & Integration team are responsible for selecting suitable powertrain components to develop a propulsion system to meet the machine & territory requirements using:

  • Diesel, Electric, Hydrogen or Hybrid Systems
  • CVT, Hydrostatic, Electric or Powershift Transmissions & Axles

The design, specification, validation & delivery of the following systems & sub components;

  • Under bonnet thermal management systems (Cooling pack including fan drive system)
  • Induction / filtration systems
  • Fuel System
  • Exhaust / Aftertreatment System
  • Associated Mounting / interfacing systems
  • Braking Systems


  • 3D concept design
  • 2D drafting and support prototype / production release of components
  • Executing analysis / calculations i.e. CFD, FEA, cooling calcs, stress/strain, component life etc.
  • Support engineering sign-off requirements via the use of DFMEA's & DVP's.
  • Compiling engineering sign-off data
  • Support development of design standards & test procedures, rig operation, test equipment etc.
  • Support the generation of timing plans, technical requirements & costs
  • Interpreting and using test data and analysis techniques results correctly
  • Supporting continuous improvement initiatives
  • Support cost reduction and quality improvements
  • Liaise with internal and external suppliers to develop design briefs / design solutions / validations plans & delivery plans
  • Championing projects and chair meetings to ensure smooth and effective management
  • Lead a small team of engineers (UK based + India design team) throughout the product development cycle
  • Support reviews & generate documentation to prove the machine meets the latest legislation requirements.
  • Support the creation of system and component specifications and design (cascaded from programme targets) - using/commissioning the relevant analysis tools to support data driven design decisions.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Have a degree in an associated mechanical engineering discipline, with a sound understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles (showing an attention to detail, and being data driven).
  • Have an understanding of powertrain system / architecture.
  • Have awareness of cost implications for full component life cycle
  • Be competent with systems and procedures of the department e.g. CAD / SOPs
  • Demonstrates and has whole machine / system knowledge. Has ability (not just technical) to advise and influence other engineers though knowledge and expertise.
  • Be capable of working from engineering brief as well as arrangement models
  • Capable of presenting to groups of people both formally and informally in a confident effective manner.

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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.