Design Engineer Body Structures

  • Coventry
  • On Application
  • Permanent

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design of body structure components and assemblies, plus other vehicle subsystems, to meet required project milestones.
  • Complete component design of extrusions, castings, pressings etc along with assembly design in a CATIA V5 environment.
  • Produce component and assembly level drawings.
  • Deliver system designs to meet the requirements of technical specifications in accordance with design guidelines, standards and direction.
  • Plan design activities in order to fulfil the requirements of the company’s engineering timing release system, considering timing dependencies with other systems where necessary.
  • Represent the Body Structure Department in design and release reviews.
  • Develop concepts and solutions to technical issues and mature final system designs to weight, cost and serviceability targets with confirmation through analysis.
  • Collaboration with other function groups to reach design solutions.
  • Manage and release data through the TCe system.

Skills & Experience

  • The candidate will have an in-depth understanding of fundamental engineering principles.
  • Demonstrable experience in a CATIA V5 environment (assembly, part design and drafting).
  • Experience in Body Structures of varying technologies is essential.
  • Experience working in/for medium volume vehicle projects would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication and co-ordination skills – at ease working with a cross-functional team of engineers and suppliers.
  • Good understanding of bolted and bonded mechanical joint design.
  • Good understanding of GD&T standards.
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical Body systems information across function groups is essential to the role.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic individual who is self-motivated, able to work well under own initiative and remain focused under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritise workload & manage external inputs/requests.


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