Senior Vehicle Concept Engineer

Ref No. BHN513340
Salary £50,000 - £70,000/annum
Location Oxfordshire, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open

Introduction

Our growing automotive client have an opportunity for a Senior Vehicle Concept Engineer.

Important

Demonstrable background in automotive sector developing new vehicle concepts

The Job


Key Responsibilities:

  • Kick off vehicle or system concepts to create a robust starting point for specification documents
  • Conduct technical benchmarking and analysis of competitive vehicles (incl. both virtually or physically)
  • Create fully laid out, structured CAD schemes in V6 and concepts to investigate package models
  • Establish and highlight fundamental packaging issues, constraints and feasibilities
  • Establishing Visual BOMs to highlight vehicle concept impacts, backed up with CAD defining C/O vs New strategies
  • Work with the global performance teams to understand and support technical attributes
  • Balance vehicle and system concepts with performance attributes (such as weight, safety and durability)
  • Support team with cost-effective product, manufacturing & assembly recommendations
  • Recommend new materials & processes that may be used in creating competitively advantaged products
  • Identify potential cost reduction and optimisation opportunities for continuous innovation
  • Collaborate with the teams to achieve strategic direction on concepts
  • Learn and share knowledge gained in emerging technologies, manufacturing capabilities & trends in the market
  • Ensuring continuity of CAD layouts and PLM data management for future transition to other teams
  • Recording and archiving how the concept has evolved in ways that can be presented to various departments
  • Continuous improvement of existing methods and processes enabling better system efficiency of the concept phase
  • Improve links between product definition, design and engineering with clear, concise material on studies completed



Requirements:

  • Bachelor in Engineering or higher education in relevant field for the role (Mechanical Engineering, Product Design or equivalent)
  • Candidate must be able demonstrate an appropriate level of expertise in vehicle level architecture
  • Experience/ specialism in closures and mechanisms preferred
  • 10+ years relevant experience (experience within start-ups, advanced engineering or vehicle package environment advantageous)
  • Highly skilled V6 CATIA modeler ideally with ability to support design decisions with solid engineering principles & evidence
  • Ability to be working on a multiple components or systems at one time, balancing workload and prioritising to maintain high output
  • Good understanding of mechanical requirements for typical automotive applications e.g. fastening, sealing, manufacturing techniques
  • Great attention to detail, critical thinking and proactive in mindset
  • Must be a team player and be able to work closely with multidisciplinary team members
  • Strong verbal, written communication skills including PC literacy being at ease with Microsoft 365 and Atlassian products
  • Ability to use own initiative when working under pressure; embracing a fast paced, constantly changing and dynamic agenda
  • Hands on attitude and confidence to put their best foot forward

 

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