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Component Engineer

Posted 26 January 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline EV & Electrical SystemsConnected Car Systems
Contact NameNutan Dhalpe

Job description

Order Ref: 35390

Position Title: Component Engineer

Duration: Permanent

Location: Coventry

  • Our Client has an exciting opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic Engineer/Senior Engineer to join our thriving DDI Department (Design, Development and Industrialization) primarily based at Coventry (although base in Basildon, Essex can be discussed).
  • This is an opportunity to play a crucial part in the development of modern passenger car powertrain systems.
  • The Component Engineer will be responsible for the design, development, sign-off and release of powertrain components.
  • The engineers will support the customer team to identify, analyse, and resolve complex problems and requirements in the field of structural and/or electrical components, battery components, ICE or fuel cell.
  • The engineers delivering this role will be suitably qualified in design and have component engineer experience.


  • Component design (proficiency in at least 1 CAD package is expected)
  • Following of automotive development process (from concept to production)
  • Knowledge of design for manufacture (manufacturing processes selection, material selection and process control technologies), machining techniques and technologies and tolerance design
  • Ability to interpret CAE and CFD analysis data to determine impact on the component design
  • Development of FMEA and design verification test plans
  • Ability to analyse test data results and impact on design
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Support component specifications for sign-off
  • Preparation of reports (verbal & written), providing robust recommendations and proposals
  • Liaison with, and report to, multiple functional groups within the organisation
  • Travel between other sites and suppliers within the UK and internationally may be required
  • Support client project discussions
  • Demonstrate & promote Client competences and services within client teams



  • Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Automotive, Mechatronics Engineering or similar (min 2:1)
  • Good understanding of vehicle/powertrain system and component requirements (ICE, e-machines, hybrid systems, battery systems, etc.)
  • Knowledge of GD&T, FMEA, DVP&R, 8D Techniques
  • Strong communication, teamwork and leading abilities
  • Excellent communication skills in written & verbal English
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Capable of working independently as well as part of large and small teams
  • Driving license
  • Willingness to travel
  • Open minded, flexible 'can do' attitude
  • Motivated, passionate & committed to excellence


  • Specific experience on Battery, Fuel cell or ICE design & development
  • Masters or PhD in specific subject area
  • Member of a relevant professional institute (e.g. IET, IMechE)
  • Knowledge/Experience in CAD tools such as Catia, NX or equivalent