Design Engineer – Body Structures

Location: West Midlands

Job Type: Permanent

Job Skills: Catia V5, GD&T, 8D

Salary: Negotiable

Expleo Group have an exciting opportunity for a Design Engineer – Body Structures. The position is on a 12 month fixed term contract basis and is based on our clients’ site in Ansty. The role requires a self motivated individual who is able to come up with design concepts, aid in production drawing creation and support other project engineers with the delivery of releases etc to ensure programme targets are met at the required cost and quality level expected by the client.
Main duties and responsibilities:
o Working as part of the core team to deliver current product deliverables for the body structures function group.
o CAD Creation for Releases o Scheme creation for Concerns and containments
o Scheme creation for Cost down initiatives
o Conduct CAD studies and suggest solutions
o Attend and chair meetings
o Escalation of key program and product issues, liaison with cross functional areas to propose alternative solutions.
o Provide weekly technical / program reports and reviews.
Direct reports: None
Primary relationships and interactions:
Body Principal Engineer / Body Senior Engineers / Body project Engineers / Body design Engineers
Personal qualities and attributes:
o Understands roles and needs of different client groups; evidence of working effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve requirements.
o Ensures procedures and quality standards are clearly communicated and actioned.
o Strong prioritisation and time management
o Strong work ethic – desire to achieve, continuous improvement focused.
o The role requires a Self-motivated individual capable of working with minimal supervision and the ability to manage their day to day responsibilities.
Experience and qualifications:
o Expert in Catia V5 design software or equivalent.
o Understanding of bonded aluminium body design
o Strong understanding of low volume manufacturing processes.
o Background in designing aluminium extruded, pressed and cast parts.
o Deep understanding of GD+T, able to understand, create and check drawings are to standard
o Problem solving – general issue management and resolution, experience of 8d or equivalent problem solving process.
o Experience delivering change content for multi part systems – model year programmes, cost down initiatives, current engineering etc.
o Use of systems and data management tools
o Experience in forming simulation, casting simulation or CAE software would be advantageous but not essential
Professional qualifications:
o Automotive degree or equivalent experience

Location: West Midlands

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