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Body Exterior Designer

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Body Exterior Designer

Posted 13 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Discipline Body & Chassis
Contact NameMia Biddle

Job description

Position Title: Body Exterior Designer

Duration: Contract

Location: Remote Working

Essential Criteria:

  • 5+ years of automotive Catia V5 design experience
  • Experience in either Composite body panels, Exterior plastic moulding, Bumper systems, Grilles & Meshes
  • Design and Release of Body systems
  • A positive, proactive and flexible mindset
  • Basic mechanical, material and production knowledge.
  • Fluency in English.

Nice to Have Criteria:

  • Manufacturing experience desirable
  • Plastic Injection Moulding experience
  • Good understanding of GD&T
  • Robust, proven feasibility assessment skills within APQP framework including DFMEA, DFA/DFM, DVP, component planning and PPAP
  • Experience in lightweight body design and materials technology including plastics, and ideally carbon fibre.
  • CAD knowledge for assembly and part interrogation.

Additional Information:

  • CAD design and engineering of Body exterior panel systems
  • Support cost and weight targets throughout the design process.
  • Schedule design activities to meet engineering deliverables
  • Support styling engagement to ensure delivery of feasible design solutions with regard to manufacturing, assembly and homologation
  • Coordinate with Principal Engineers and Project Managers to ensure technical targets, program timings and budgetary requirements are met
  • Liaise with the Prototype Workshop to provide feasible design solutions
  • Support workshop activities pre, during and post-vehicle build
  • Ensure designs meet all relevant safety and regulatory requirements, and are formally verified to meet these and other specifications
  • Identify and highlight any areas for continuous improvement