Lead Designer - Engines

13 September 2017
Location : Birmingham

Contract Type : Full Time

Description :

Job Purpose

To support the design activities of the Engine Department.

Personal Specification

  • Degree qualified or similar qualification
  • Strong numeracy and literacy
  • Certain years experience is essential and preferably some of this will be in automotive
  • Good logical reasoning
  • Capable of leading areas of engine design activity on one of more projects
  • Demonstrates either a good depth of knowledge in Engine design, ideally in the area of Gasoline Passenger car engines.
  • Experience of leading the specification and design of new engines
  • Evidence of achieving results as a leading member of a design team
  • Able to overcome cultural barriers

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage parts of the design team to achieve team targets, including timing and cost, with close cooperation with the rest of the design team,  under the guidance of the Chief Engineer
  • Manage and review  general engine layout design and Digital Mock Up testing within scope of technical responsibility
  • Design and release of components
  • Conduct evaluation on existing designs
  • Provide technical support and advices on engine design projects
  • Manage and review the design of engine systems and components
  • Supplier management and assessment.
  • Assist with DVP verification and sign off DVR.
  • Responsible for the design improvement and quality problem solving for engine system and components.
  • Apply new engine and components technologies, techniques and advanced materials.
  • Provide support and troubleshooting support to HQ for engine design related projects.
  • Provide in house training and mentor to both UK and Chinese engineers
  • Assist the Chief Engineer  as required with team building and team member developments

Other Features of job

  • Role based in UK with core CAUK team. Occasional travel to other CA sites and suppliers is a requirement, in UK, EU, China or elsewhere as appropriate
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK
Package : Competitive salary, negotiable depending on background and experience