Senior Chassis Engineer

Ref No. EMP406372
Location Leamington Spa, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required


Ricardo is a leading global multi-industry engineering provider of technology, product innovation and strategic consulting. They are looking for a Chassis Engineer to join the Vehicle Engineering team in Leamington Spa.


Proven experience of delivering chassis subframes or similar structural components from concept to production within an OEM or tier 1 organisation

The Job

Their vehicle engineering capabilities extend from quick turnaround concept design and demonstrator vehicle builds, through to turnkey volume passenger car programmes, including full production design, prototype build, development and release responsibility. As Senior Chassis Engineer, you will have experience in the initial concept design and development of Chassis subframes for a new vehicle platform

The Role:

  • Lead the successful delivery of subframe and structural design to meet program-specific targets including functional performance, quality, cost, weight and timing
  • Effective management of tier 1 suppliers to develop components capable of meeting all technical requirements and achieving program gateway deliverables
  • Liaise with Ricardo CAD designers, CAE and NVH engineers to support component design/packaging activities and attribute development
  • Understand customer manufacturing requirements providing a timely and effective resolution to any issues arising during prototype build events and vehicle testing (on-site if necessary)
  • Ensure compliance with all standards including customer and legislative requirements
  • Responsibility for Design Verification (DV) planning and to manage DV delivery
  • Maintain and update key project related documentation such as bill of material, dFMEA's, problem tracking database, engineering specifications, etc.
  • Conduct benchmarking activities to keep abreast of industry trends and best practices

The ideal candidate will:

Have proven experience of delivering chassis subframes or similar structural components from concept to production within an OEM or tier 1 organisation

Have a degree in an Engineering or Science related discipline

Possess good understanding of chassis component attributes, service implications, manufacturing and assembly requirements

A good knowledge of rig validation methods and vehicle structural testing

Understand what influence suspension component design has upon the overall dynamic behavior of the vehicle

Have a good all-round engineering knowledge, i.e. material selection, tolerancing, FEA analysis, component manufacturing processes, quality control, etc.

Experience of other chassis systems/components at concept level is an advantage

Be a team player with the ability to work alongside talented colleagues as part of a driven and dedicated team

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