Alias Modeller

  • Midlands
  • On application
  • Permanent

The job holder will work, with the minimum of supervision to either, be an expert 3D digital class A exterior and interior modeller specialising in highlighting for 3D evaluation/RPT/milling and production applications, or be an Alias modeller and an expert in the use of Grasshopper or Dynamo. Willing to transfer those skills to help others develop the design studio’s capability in this area. The ideal candidate will be a team player, highly motivated, results orientated, multi-tasking individual who works well under pressure.

Job Role:
  • Supporting the Studio Design Team to enable the delivery of both digital and physical design properties.
  • Work directly with designers, clay modelling and studio engineering teams to develop 3D Digital model data.
  • Develop advanced algorithms to support the surfacing team with CAD models and templates for most commonly used scenarios
  • Prepare renderings, technical drawings & CAD models of design proposals in support of the Design Release Process.
  • Generate High Integrity data as/where necessary – to defined ‘A’ class standard – i.e. suitable for transfer into other PLM systems (principally TCe/NX).
  • Generate data models suitable for milling/RPT applications (e.g. closed volume STL files).
  • Contribute effectively to team technical discussions to ensure that the component engineers understand proposed design changes.
  • Supporting the Designers with the generation of 3D models from 2D proposals/verbal directions.
  • Provide technical information and support to senior management for design reviews.
  • Carry out special projects, as directed by management.
  • Plan and prioritise own workload.
  • Proactive approach to work and group interaction.
  • A knowledge or practical use of Generative design would be advantageous.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent engineering related discipline, with 5 years minimum relevant automotive  experience.
  • Autodesk Alias Surface proficiency with OEM studio experience, ideally for around 5 year period, and Grasshopper or Dynamo experience.
  • 2D Presentation/Animation ability in addition to Class A surfacing expertise.
  • A working knowledge of component manufacturing tooling requirements.
  • Working knowledge of PhotoShop / photo editing software.
  • RPT/Milling plus Clay Model support understanding
  • Proficient with V-Red Design

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    Digital Modelling Manager

    • Midlands
    • On application
    • Permanent
    Job Purpose:

    The job holder will work, with minimum supervision, on the design & package on all aspects of current and future vehicle platforms and products, managing a team of digital modellers with a variety of skill sets.

    Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
    • Responsibility of ensuring delivery of premium quality CAD solutions to support Design and Engineering intent whilst meeting key programme timing, and budget constraints.
    • Manage, develop and motivate team of Digital modellers to deliver premium quality CAD solutions to support Design and Engineering intent.
    • Plan and prioritise digital modelling team workload utilising permanent and agency resource.
    • Be able to professionally respond with accurate estimates for resource and time scales to enable efficient programme timing, whilst maintaining best possible output from the Design Studio.
    • Setup and development of CAD delivery standards in order to ensure premium CAD delivery regardless of Surface CAD package used.
    • Support production of physical properties to further develop company standards of excellence in Craftsmanship and Design detail.
    • Ensure the integration of a high degree of feasibility in Design properties prior downstream Engineering, taking a pro-active role suggesting and implementing design ideas using experience and judgement.
    • Support development of key cost and efficiency processes with Design Studio maximising output, minimising cost, but producing the best aesthetics possible.
    • Support the organisation and management of external supply budget to support premium automotive design solutions.
    • Act a technical expert for Class A production Digital Solutions with Design Studio.
    • Support the entire Design Studio, and external departments of company with feasible CAD solutions to design proposals and actively suggest /implement solutions using experience and judgement.
    • Monitor, justify and implement technical developments within the industry, with particular reference to the evolution of new technologies which could affect design processes.
    • Drive Craftsmanship standards from within Design Studio to further improve quality of Production solutions.
    • Support the identification of alterative and diverse sources of revenue that draw upon the range of disciplines with Design Studio.

    The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

    Qualification & Experience:
    • Must be fully CAD literate, and able to use a range of CAD tools to create, evaluate CAD work undertaken.
    • Must be PC literate, able to use, and understand a range of PC software to support the Design process.
    • Must be able to setup/use range of visualisation tools including projector/power wall facilities to support the presentation of design team work.

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      • Roles in Coventry and Warwickshire
      • On application
      • Permanent

      We are looking for CAS Modellers in the Coventry & Warwickshire area on a long-term contract and permanent basis. Good Alias skills required working for automotive OEM’s

      Excellent rates

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        Lead Electrical Integration/Packaging Engineer

        • Coventry
        • £68,000/yr - £72,500/yr
        • Permanent
        Principal Engineer Electrical integration

        The department is responsible for the development of new vehicle concepts and engineering during the Pre-KO and Post KO phase of the vehicle programme. The scope for the department includes Vehicle Architecture definition, Packaging, Engineering concepts for underbody and top hat for Petrol, Diesel & Battery Electric vehicles.

        Included in the department role is the Principal Engineer for Electrical integration who is responsible for Packaging, development & integration of all Interior and Exterior Electrical components i.e Cockpit (IP), Console, Interior, Exterior, and ADAS.

        The scope involves packaging the Electrical Interior and Exterior aggregates within PLM for new top hats spanning Petrol, Diesel & Battery Electric vehicles.

        Candidate requirements include:
        • Degree qualified or similar qualification
        • CAD operation skills required – Expectation for engineer to be able to create and manipulate geometry for primary communication of concepts / schemes. (Expectation
        • 90% time utilisation for geometry generation)
        • Catia v5 operative skills, to be able to demonstrate high technical competence – Generation of 3D geometry & sectional data. (Key module utilisation: Assembly, Part design & Geometric Surface design, Electrical Workbench)
        • Experience of using TCUA (Team Centre) & PLM preferable
        • Engineering experience in delivery of the designated module systems in the automotive sector or similar industries
        • Evidence of engineering skills, including ability to manage & resolve engineering issues
        • Understands roles & needs of different client groups. Evidence of working effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve results
        • Compliance with company procedures & quality standards
        • Involvement in process improvements
        • Highly motivated with good logical reasoning. Strong numeracy & literacy with good organisational & communication skills
        • English language is essential, a second language would be advantageous
        • Capable of overcoming cultural & inter-functional barriers
        • A desire to strive for improvements to achieve high customer satisfaction
        Main Activities & Tasks
        • Support the Lead Engineer, Electrical Integration in all day-to-day activities
        • Support other department activities as required
        • Engineering BoM development
        • Electrical aggregates trackers and status
        • PMXU generation – Part identification in BoM for unique or carryover status
        • Design surface (CAS) feasibility ‘FC’ checks. Provide feasibility advice & guidance
        • Engineering hard-point generation, packaging of Electrical aggregates to surrounding data and system requirements
        • Participate in cross functional integration reviews for components & systems, considering technical application, form, function & harmonisation of the execution
        • Develop timing plans
        • Develop scope-of-work documents with key deliverables identified
        • Drive closure of issues & establish the timing impacts
        • Support the module deliverables through to the programme required gateway
        • Development of engineering systems & quality systems
        • Benchmarking of competitor vehicles & reporting of findings
        • Support the generation / development of design rules & guidelines
        • Deliver engineering project work for both parent company & 3rd party customers
        • Interface with cross functional teams (Package, B&T, Manufacturing, etc) & implement recommendations where appropriate to create a right first time release 18. Leading the development of the 3D and 2D models for electrical engineering.
        • Storing and releasing data into TCUA and PLM.

        Excellent package and opportunity. Call Rachel NOW on 07810 000924 or apply online with LinkedIn

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          Programme Manager

          • Warwickshire/Oxfordshire
          • On application
          • Permanent

          Accountability for project management of design project content (Exterior, Interior, C&M, Interaction, Visualisation and Design Quality) during all product development phases, from architecture definition to final product design.

          Management of production programmes and concept programmes, liaising with external stakeholders to manage production budgets and timelines.

          Deliver according to design plans, milestones, and objectives in respective Projects.


          Roles & responsibilities:
          • Drive, according to product development process and time/logic plan, to fulfil project requirements and accomplish project objectives
          • Maintain project plans and sub plans and integrate with overall project/program plans
          • Support in relation to project timing, content/scope, and quality
          • Plan, secure and manage project activities and resources
          • Identify and manage risks
          • Assist/manage project cost, forecasts, and follow-up
          • Project communication, with stakeholders and management
          • Co-ordinate and organise reviews and be the spokesperson for the company to communicate the design decisions/directions given by senior members of the team
          • Work alongside Studio Engineering and CAS to manage release dates and production schedules and timelines
          • Minute all meetings to ensure all decisions are accurately recorded


          Skills, experience & attributes:
          • University degree in design, engineering, or relevant work experience desired
          • Extensive project experience within automotive design environment (including production delivery)
          • Good Understanding of all processes and tools within automotive design
          • Extensive knowledge of processes interfacing with automotive design
          • Ability to manage and analyse economic data (forecast, budget, and actuals)
          • Interpretation and application of program plans to meet project goals in terms of time, cost, and content
          • Persistency to pursue targets and make decisions
          • Ability to foster team spirit
          • Experience of working in an automotive OEM or Tier 1 Supplier environment
          • High level of self-initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision
          • Strong interpersonal skills


          Excellent package and opportunity. Call Rachel Adams NOW on 07810 000924 or apply online with LinkedIn

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            Purchasing Project Leader

            • Staffordshire
            • On application
            • Permanent

            Reporting directly to either Purchasing Project Manager or Purchase Manager, the role is responsible for coordinating and supporting all Purchasing activity in relation to NPIP activity and localisation projects

            In essence, the co-ordination involves the execution of the New Product Introduction Purchasing Policy to ensure that the Purchasing part in a new project is consistently delivered in line with the expectations of the business

            In order to balance the workload and support all programmes, this is a flexible role that may require move into and / or support other manufacturing locations depending on Group priorities

            Key Performance Area’s:

            Strategy Development & Integration: Ensure that Purchasing support the introduction of new machines in a consistent manner across the Group that facilitates the execution of appropriate category strategies

            Materials / Supply Management: Ensure that production supplier launch activities, whilst mitigating potential risk, are aligned to the business, transparent and consistently measured across the group

            Business Management & Coordination: Ensure that any risk to project builds from a supply of components perspective are clearly articulated to relevant stakeholders, risk registers are transparent and mitigation plans are effectively communicated

            Relationship Management: Ensuring cross functional alignment with the NPIP and Operations teams with regards to the effective launch of new machines

            Teamwork & Self Development: Shares best practice and lessons learned with peers to support others with objectives whilst driving personal development plan

            Strategy Development & Integration:
            • Support the creation of and maintenance of the NPIP Group Policy to ensure Purchasing effectively support the successful launch of new machines
            • Ensure the team or the individual projects have a standard reporting tool in place to communicate Purchasing and supplier performance on new programmes
            • Ensure that the business expectations are clearly communicated to the supply base
            • Support the creation and delivery of an Early Supplier Engagement programme designed to optimise timing, achieve right first time results and comply with category strategies
            Materials / Supply Management:
            • In conjunction with the Senior Supplier Development Engineers, oversee a Launch Readiness Programme in order to mitigate potential risk to the programmes
            • Ensure lessons learned from supply situations are transparent and required improvements are rolled out across the group
            • Support the closure of all supplier quality and delivery concerns that are escalated for parts required on pre-production machines
            • Communicate the overall state of readiness for all builds and Job 1 requirements
            • Co-ordinate the complete project handover to the materials function
            • Ensure that commitments made in Gate reviews with regards to the mitigation plans on risk registers are delivered
            • Support the supplier risk governance reviews and the consequential actions relating to securing new machine launches
            • Mitigate potential risk to the business as a consequence of poor performing suppliers
            Business Management & Coordination:
            • Ensure that all Purchasing NPIP is managed and reported consistently across the Group
            • Set up an appropriate forum to ensure that mitigation plans and concessions with regards to part availability are effectively communicated to all relevant stakeholders
            • Link the category and NPIP teams to identify opportunities of introducing savings projects on the launch of new machines
            • Communicate the NPIP pipeline (containing key machine attributes) to all relevant peers and stakeholders
            • Communicate the cost roll up and movement throughout the project of new parts to all relevant parties
            Relationship Management:
            • Build relationships at appropriate levels within the organisation to support the facilitation of initiatives and understanding of the function
            • Work closely with the category teams to understand the overall timing and benefits of current strategies under development
            • Work closely with Supplier Development to align the combined resource to best support the launch plans
            • Work on a Go / No Go communication tool to provide the ops teams with the data required to build or not
            Teamwork & Self Development:
            • Ensure that there is effective communication between all Purchasing Project leaders
            • Provide Engineering feedback to commercial teams with regards to supplier performance and capability
            • Understands the business performance requirements and effectively communicates to the supply base
            • Circulates PCM’s and / or visit reports promptly following visits and take ownership in closing out all issues
            • Drives their personal development
            • Ensures adherence to and understanding of Purchasing policies and procedures
            • Proven change and project management skills
            • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
            • Virtual management
            • Conflict resolution
            • Influential dexterity
            • New product introduction
            • Practical problem solving
            • Advanced product quality planning
            • Production parts approval process
            • 8D Problem solving
            Experience & Qualifications
            • 5 years relevant experience of supplier management within a manufacturing environment
            • Success in leading multiple teams. (Direct & Virtual)
            • Holding and building senior relationships within a global / matrix organisation
            • Graduate calibre in manufacturing or engineering, with particular emphasis on quality, operations and materials management
            • Preferably with professional qualifications (CIP’s or Prince2)

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