Lead Studio Engineer

  • Coventry
  • On application
  • Contract
  • Studio Engineering TECHNICAL SPECIALIST
  • Provide studio engineering support from initial concept design through manufacturing feasibility to prototype development and into volume production and vehicle launch.
  • EXPERT Knowledge required in the areas of Studio Engineering and Design support, incl. Class A surfacing, BIW and Trim (interior and exterior) design and development
  • Analyzing daily package and feasibility issues with Design, Clay / Digital Modelling and engineering teams and proposing world-class solutions
  • MANAGING Surface and Design reviews to highlight and clarify areas of concern, and also to propose appropriate solutions
  • Support the VCIM (Vehicle Concepts Integration Meeting) process
  • Participation in aerodynamic reviews / other technical & functional reviews.
  • Preparing technical proposals, vehicle overlays, comparison sections, data sheets, screenshots and power points to present at design reviews.
  • Interpreting legislative requirements such as vision angles / zones, etc. to ensure compliance by the Design Surface Models.
  • Verifying data and distributing between Engineering, Modelling, Manufacturing and Suppliers
  • Assist core engineering team with the development of the Master Sections Book
  • Attending meetings with manufacturers of both interior and exterior model stacks to resolve on-going issues in a time-effective way
  • Checking incoming data to confirm feasibility and compatibility with design intent
  • Co-ordination and facilitation of multiple cross-functional teams and studio engineers to resolve issues
  • Support of issues management process and Design feasibility check FC process.

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    Production Planner

    • Coventry
    • On application
    • Permanent

    We are now looking for a Machine Shop Scheduler to work closely with the Machine Shop Manager to plan and schedule work efficiently and accurately and complete any associated tasks to support that key purpose.

    Key responsibilities:

    Management of Customer Schedules including all associated Customer Orders & Shop Orders: –

    • including managing shortages & chasing
    • liaising with the procurement team
    • Intra & Inter Company transactions, Customer & Shop Order
    • Inventory & MRP management (SO requisitions, negative quantity on, safety stock, Part Status, etc)
    • Create & Process RMAs
    • Invoice queries
    • Provide regular updates with Prodrive internal customers regarding delivery status.
    • Adjust the plan as necessary, including where priorities change.

    IFS Operations (ERP system)

    • Create & manage IFS objects: –
      • Inventory Parts
      • Sales Parts
      • Purchase Parts
    • IFS housekeeping & maintenance, records, and inventory.

    ERP Manufacturing Operations

    • Provide cover for ERP Manufacturing Operations personnel as required.
    • Support initiatives to improve ERP processes.

    Education / qualifications

    • ONC/HNC or Equivalent in a Business/Administration discipline.
    • Computer literate with use of the MS Office suite.
    • Previous experience of using MRP/ERP manufacturing systems would be an advantage.
    • A background in planning & / or manufacturing would be beneficial.

    What can we offer you?

    • An attractive salary which will grow in line with your ongoing development and impact
    • 25 days holiday (which increases with long service) with an opportunity to purchase up to 15 extra days
    • Training opportunities for continuing professional development
    • Onsite subsidised staff restaurant
    • Car and pension salary sacrifice schemes
    • Cyclescheme
    • Exercise classes
    • Paid time off for volunteering
    • Consultations with our Fit 4 Life expert
    • Social events throughout the year
    • Exclusive company discounts
    • Life assurance

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      Seating Engineer

      • Coventry
      • Dependent upon experience
      • Contract

      We are currently looking for both experienced Seating Engineers and Junior Seating Engineers to work on an exciting Automotive project in Coventry on a long-term contract basis (12 months and outside IR35). This would be based onsite but will have an element of hybrid working.

      Will require occasional travel to the US.

      For more information, please get in touch.


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        Quantity Surveyor / Estimator

        • West Midlands
        • Negociable - Dependant on Experience
        • Permanent

        Envisage Recruitment is supporting a leading facilities management services business within the West Midlands area in their search for a commercially versed Quantity Surveyor / Estimator.


        As a successful candidate for this position, you will be making a real impact on a small to medium sized company, working closely with the Managing Director, building relationships with key stakeholders and your technical knowledge and experience working in the construction industry will drive forward key financial decisions and successful account completions.


        Key responsibilities

        • Creating and understanding specifications
        • Pricing from site visits and remotely
        • Reviewing and working on multiple projects simultaneously
        • Sending out subcontract enquiries
        • Carrying out tender submissions
        • Procurement of subcontract labour and materials
        • Subcontract administration from lead to completion
        • Preparation of the Main Contract Final Account


        What we are looking for

        • Experience presenting quotes and specifications to clients
        • Experience pricing work within the construction industry
        • Experience working on Refurbishments and similar projects
        • Excellent Construction industry (CDM) knowledge
        • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within construction based estimating
        • Technical knowledge
        • Flexibility with work requirements


        What we are offering

        • Competitive Salary
        • Permanent employment
        • Commission scheme
        • Mileage Allowance
        • Work specific training as required


        If you believe you possess the relevant skills and experience and are interested in having a further conversation regarding this role, get in touch now for a confidential discussion.


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          Patternmaker/ Modelmaker

          • Telford
          • Dependent upon experience
          • Permanent


          We are currently looking for a Patternmaker/Modelmaker to join an exciting rapid manufacturing and low-volume production company within the plastics industry on a permanent basis. This would be based in Shropshire.

          • To assist with the manual manufacture of moulds from machined masters.
          • An understanding of moulds for rim and vacuum casting would be advantageous but not essential.

          For more information, please get in touch.

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            Project Coordinator – Automotive

            • Warwickshire
            • Dependent upon experience
            • Contract

            We are working closely with an exciting client based in Warwickshire who are currently looking for a Project Coordinator to join their team on a contract basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the planning, coordination and execution of various projects within our organisation. The Project Coordinator will play a crucial role in ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget and meet the specified quality standards. This position requires excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and external vendors.

            Main Tasks:
            • Creating project timing plans: Develop comprehensive project schedules that outline key milestones, deliverables, and dependencies. Ensure all stakeholders are aware of project timelines and monitor progress throughout the project lifecycle.
            • Budget proposals: Collaborate with project managers and finance teams to develop accurate and detailed budget proposals for projects. Monitor project expenses, track budget allocations, and provide regular updates to stakeholders.
            • Tracking team holidays: Maintain a centralised calendar to monitor team holidays and time-off requests. Coordinate with project managers to ensure sufficient headcount is available for projects and arrange for temporary resources if required.
            • Working with 3rd party companies: Collaborate with external vendors and suppliers to gather quotes, negotiate terms and establish partnerships for upcoming projects. Maintain strong relationships with vendors and ensure timely delivery of services or products.
            • Creating statements of work: Prepare comprehensive statements of work (SOW) for projects, outlining project scope, objectives, deliverables and timelines. Collaborate with internal teams and external suppliers to ensure alignment and clarity in project expectations.
            • Working with finance and legal: Liaise with finance and legal departments to set up new suppliers, ensure compliance with financial and legal requirements, and facilitate the procurement process. Assist in contract management and vendor performance evaluation.
            Essential Attributes:
            • Previous experience with project planning across large teams.
            • Deep experience with Excel
            • Speaks fluent English.
            • Great communication skills, even with fully remote team members

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              • Coventry
              • Dependent upon experience
              • Full-Time

              Lead Digital Artist

              We are looking for a Lead Digital Artist to join an exciting Automotive client we are working with in Coventry on a long-term basis. Experience in UE4/UE5 is preferable.

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                Senior CAD Designer Exterior Trim

                • Coventry
                • On application
                • Permanent
                Principal Engineer CAD, Exterior Trim

                Working in both pre and post vehicle programme KO phases, the Upper Body (UP) teams are responsible for engineering design, development & integration of the following vehicle zones on new vehicle programmes:

                UP1 zone : Cockpit (IP, Console), Interior Trim, Seats & Restraints.

                UP2 zone : BIW, Closures & Mechanisms, Exterior Trim, Lighting & Optical Quality (OQ)

                The team may also be asked to lead and/or support innovation projects

                The Principal CAD Engineer, Exterior Trim is responsible for technical delivery to cost, quality & time for tasks and activities assigned to them by their module team line manager

                Note that any engineer may be asked to work in a non-core module area as project needs dictate. The successful candidate therefore should be able to demonstrate a flexible approach.

                The PE Engineer for this role will ideally be able to demonstrate relevant engineering experience, gained from working on module area systems design & development, from concept to production. Candidate requirements include:

                • Degree qualified or similar qualification as a minimum.
                • 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 / v6 operative skills, to be able to demonstrate high technical competence – Generation of 3D geometry & sectional data. (Key module utilisation: Part design & Geometric Surface design)
                • 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, Exterior Trim & Lighting in all day-to-day activities
                • Support other activities as required
                • Engineering BoM development. Cost / weight pack development. Weight BoM management
                • PMXU generation – Part identification in BoM for unique or carryover status
                • DFMEA & DVP creation & maintenance
                • Design surface (CAS) feasibility ‘FC’ checks. Provide feasibility advice & guidance
                • Engineering hard-point generation
                • 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 cost, weight & 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 APC engineering project work for both parent company & 3rd party customers
                • Interface with cross functional teams (Package, Analysis, Manufacturing, DVA etc) & implement recommendations where appropriate to create a right first time release
                • Leading the development of the 3D and 2D models for exterior trim engineering.
                • Storing and releasing data into TCUA and PLM.
                • Support and development for automation in the generation of CAD of Multi Model Link
                • Networks (also known as: Driver Model Networks or AVA Networks – Associative Vehicle
                • Architecture/ Advanced Vehicle Architecture) – set-up demonstrations and roll out with the engineering team.
                • Support and development for the generation & standardisation of models in the Catia.
                • Set-up demonstrations and roll out with the engineering team

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                  Senior Buyer (Direct & In-direct Categories)

                  • Birmingham
                  • £35,000 - £45,000
                  • Permanent Full Time

                  Job Title: Senior Buyer – Birmingham (Hybrid Role)

                  Our client, a global manufacturing company in the Birmingham area, is seeking a Senior Buyer to join their dynamic and innovative team. As a leading player in their industry, our client offers an exciting hybrid working model that allows you to enjoy a balance between office and remote work.

                  Role Overview: As the Senior Buyer, you will play a crucial role in managing the procurement process, sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing goods and services to support the company’s operations. You will be responsible for developing and implementing procurement strategies, optimizing costs, and ensuring a smooth supply chain flow to meet the organization’s objectives.


                  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business needs and develop procurement strategies aligned with company goals.
                  • Identify, evaluate, and onboard suppliers, ensuring they meet quality, cost, and delivery requirements.
                  • Conduct negotiations and contract management to secure favorable terms and conditions for the company.
                  • Monitor market trends, pricing, and availability of materials and services to identify opportunities for cost savings and process improvements.
                  • Maintain strong relationships with existing suppliers and continuously evaluate their performance.
                  • Manage and resolve supplier-related issues, ensuring continuity of supply and minimizing disruptions.
                  • Drive sustainability and ethical sourcing initiatives, promoting the company’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
                  • Analyze and report on procurement metrics, presenting data-driven insights to relevant stakeholders.
                  • Stay up-to-date with industry best practices and emerging trends in procurement to foster continuous improvement.


                  • Proven experience as a Senior Buyer or in a similar procurement role.
                  • Solid understanding of procurement processes, contract management, and supplier relationship management.
                  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and secure advantageous terms with suppliers.
                  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in data-driven decision-making.
                  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships internally and externally.
                  • Knowledge of sustainable and ethical sourcing practices is a plus.
                  • Proficiency in using procurement software and tools.

                  This is an exceptional opportunity to join a forward-thinking company that values its employees and offers a hybrid work arrangement. If you are a motivated and strategic procurement professional with a track record of success, we encourage you to apply.

                  Location: Birmingham Type: Permanent, Hybrid (Office and Remote) Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience.

                  Please note that the name of the company is not disclosed in this job description to maintain confidentiality. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their updated CV, and we will be in touch with qualified applicants to discuss further.

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                    Brand Manager (Automotive Design)

                    • Coventry
                    • On application
                    • Permanent

                    Design Brand Manager

                    Part of the Global Design organisation, this role is to help strengthen and implement the Brand vision further, inside of course but also and primarily outside the company.

                    The amount of Branding work Design is undertaking is growing exponentially as we grow the company further. The need for a Brand Manager within Design has become crucial given the influence the department has had and continue to have on the business.

                    Constantly developing several products or projects simultaneously, the company is ambitious, and Design has been instrumental to this growth and sustained momentum the brand is enjoying at the moment. We want to foster this and go further, and it is now critical we build a strong Brand pillar through connecting and communicating Design Ethos to Leadership and Customers in a meaningful a relevant way.

                    The role is being created to alleviate pressure from other Design members currently handling more and more Branding activities. This person will enable everyone to have more time to do qualitative work in their field within Design. Subsequently, this role will become very important as it will be the enabler to a higher quality output across the board on top of being focussed on the Brand, providing a fresh point of view on trends, design, producing high standard creative narratives, etc.

                    This specific role is not only to provide an extra creative resource to our team on topics that were not necessarily well supported yet, it will help determine the Brand vision, tastefully driving actions, monitor executions and demonstrate abilities to coordinate and ensure deliveries of Design output from a Brand point of view.

                    Main Activities & Tasks

                    • Partner with PR, Brand, communication, marketing team to ensure that our design strategy and creative vision is implemented and brings to life our brand in the most impactful and meaningful way.
                    • Support the Business with Marketing, Communication and Product Launches, Expositions and Experience Centres to ensure that the brand’s image is consistent Have a deep understanding of the vehicle design process, Brand strategy, visual design, art direction, writing, film making and user experience to design inspiring, relatable, and intuitive experiences.
                    • Should have a strong, creative approach to promoting design, be passionate about crafting a narrative for the brand, have an eye for details, and a love to collaborate with teams of multi-disciplinary creative sensitivity for Graphic, Film, and Communication activities.
                    • Good working knowledge of Vehicle Design Process is very much needed.
                    • Establish Design communication standards; support by preparing and assembling presentations for events, often mixing across multiple creative functions and disciplines and channelling all these inputs using powerpoint templates/visual content/film editing software/etc. to create state of the art Design presentations.
                    • Work with Design management towards establishing Design as a Brand Pillar.
                    • Showcase responsible multi-hat behaviour when balancing Brand/Design intents against greater needs of the company (design vs. business/budget/resource, etc.)
                    • Be resourceful and adaptable to changing pace dealing with multitude of projects, be capable with juggling Brand work and related administrative tasks when needed in order to guarantee timely and qualitative deliveries.

                    And still do…

                    • Achieve the highest level of creative output and support to the Brand, in and out of Design
                    • Produce compelling and relevant Branding work to support the ongoing projects and any other assigned activities supporting company’s output.

                    What you need to be successful:

                    • 5-7+ years design and creative direction experience working brand-side in-house, preferable with B2C companies.
                    • Portfolio is packed with innovative and impactful work that demonstrates your ability to lead and develop brand design solutions that resonate and influence business results.
                    • You have a deep understanding of brand strategy, visual design, art direction, writing, and user experience to design inspiring, relatable, and intuitive experiences.
                    • You should have a strong, creative approach to design, be passionate about crafting a dynamic brand, have an eye for details, and a love of mentorship – you’ll oversee a team of multi-disciplinary creatives.
                    • You must be accomplished in the process of working collaboratively to translate research, company goals, and high-level strategic direction into inspiring and successful design solutions and executions.
                    • Strategic + systems-based thinking. Your work is built upon insights and systems, not simply creative ideas that can’t be realised.
                    • Deep understanding of storytelling across varied formats.
                    • You’ll jump on every opportunity to refine, evolve, and grow the brand.
                    • Collaborative in nature, both within the department and beyond.
                    • Incredible organisation, communication, prioritisation, and decision-making skills.
                    • Able to build trust rapidly so you can quickly be empowered to create, innovate, and make impactful decisions with full ownership of your tasks and decisions.

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