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Concept Engineer

Posted 11 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Discipline Body & Chassis
Contact NameMia Biddle

Job description

Order Ref: 39510

Position Title: Concept Engineer

Duration: 12 Month Rolling Contract

Location: Gaydon

Division: Chassis Engineering

Position Description:

  • Reporting to the Axle Function & Integration Chapter Leader, this role requires an individual to support the delivery of the design of the suspension/axle concept and associated CAD geometry to meet the agreed timing for multiple nameplates off a platform.
  • Support the development of the Axle CAD concept and integration of corner modules and axle links into subframes and rest of vehicle for all vehicles across a platform
  • Respond to work requests and follow technical direction, methods and processes provided by the Solution Architect, in order to complete programme deliverables
  • Create suspension layout studies and check packaging including consideration of kinematics, dynamic envelopes (e.g. wheel envelope), compliances, tuning and component variability
  • Generate suspension hard point datasheets for release, plus selected other chassis geometry datasheets (e.g. anti-roll bar routing) and cascade these to all relevant areas
  • Generate and complete the DVP for suspension assemblies for the requirements that depend on CAD as the validation tool (for example clearance checks)
  • Work with different Chassis departments and other Groups to ensure "best practice/should designs" are included in concept studies
  • Work as part of the wider team to solve package and geometry related issues in a timely manner
  • Create specialist assemblies and package volumes for use by manufacturing, vehicle packaging and other Groups
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested

Skills Required:

  • Experienced user of CAD systems (Catia v5 or v6)
  • Mechanical-based Engineering Degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of automotive suspension system design

Experience Required:

  • Engineering degree qualified or equivalent experience
  • Experienced user of Catia v5 or Catia v6 (3DExperience)
  • Knowledge of suspension design fundamentals
  • High levels of personal organisation, driven, self-motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Candidates must be committed, flexible and able to work under pressure
  • Willingness to learn and introduce new methods to increase personal and team effectiveness

Experience Preferred:

  • Good working knowledge of Axle System Targets and Attribute Interaction Good working knowledge of product creation & delivery, product definition and change management processes Knowledge of general vehicle components, systems and sub-systems

Additional Information :

  • Inside IR35 Max supplier bid rate £24.50 Please comp bid Hybrid working: Yes