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Senior Project Engineer

  • Job reference: 925458
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Manufacturing, Office & Commercial
  • Date posted: 15/05/2019

Providing leadership in the dynamic environment of a small team as it transitions from a start-up towards becoming an established automotive Tier I supplier.

Lead the interface and management of component suppliers to complete Cost Engineering and Ownership of the BoM and material release schedule for parts ordering and build.

Support for key engineering deliverables in stage gate product development process.

Technical expertise in mechanical engineering principles, automotive component design, CAD, CAE, manufacturing processes (including injection moulding).

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) activities at component and system level.

New components / system design concepts

Product system design

Design calculations, Failure Mode Effects Analysis

CAD modelling and CAD system management

Manufacturing drawings

Design release management

Materials stress and fluid flow modelling

Supplier interface for design & manufacturing considerations.

Ability to travel abroad to key automotive markets such as USA, Japan & Germany to support the programme

Comprehensive knowledge and competence in mechanical design and the development of new automotive technology.

Knowledge of production engineering activities including Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Cost Engineering (CE).

The following should be demonstrable by the role holder in an engineering context:

Broad knowledge of automotive technology and mechanical design

CAD design in CATIA / NX / Solidworks

Component or product design and development

Working within teams to develop engineering products from concept through to production according to a stage gate development process

Knowledge and understanding of automotive industry development processes

Experience working as an interface role with suppliers and customers

An analytical approach to decision making

Experience of working effectively in teams as both a contributor and as a leader

The following capabilities are highly desirable:

Experience of managing the design and development of plastic based under-bonnet engine components (sumps, oil filter housings, inlet manifolds etc.)

Knowledge of internal combustion engine systems, engine lubrication systems and hydraulics


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