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Senior CAD Engineer- Hybrid Transmissions

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/12/2017
  • Duration: minimum 15 months
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The Role:
TRANSCEND is an Advanced Propulsion Centre funded program, to develop a new hybrid transmission specification, from concept to series production equivalent design release. The program has started and additional recruitment is required to enable progress. Work with TRANSCEND Core Team and sub-contract partners to deliver key mechanical system specifications for TRANSCEND, covering all structural components and specific rotating parts. Establish and maintain specifications at component and transmission level for all mechanical systems. Support Programme gateways event; specification development, system level integration and DVP complete. Establish and maintain Technical Target Brochure and secure agreement with all stakeholder parties. Concur assumptions with mechanical, hybrid and controls systems engineering and transmission/vehicle teams, oversee all collaborative partner mechanical system design and development activities. Report overall status to TRANSCEND Programme Leaders. Concur functional and technical strategy assumptions with stakeholders. Document and concur Design Decisions. Support program deliverables and objectives, including reporting forums and presentations.

Skills Required:
- CATIA modelling of structures and multi-materials components
- FEA Package and knowledge of structural integrity of Powertrain systems
- Strong knowledge of materials, especially non-ferrous, and their use for dynamic and structural components

Experience Required:
- Self-motivated and adaptable to changing demands
- Experience of Powertrain or Transmission systems, installation and delivery, especially structural components
- Demonstrable experience of planning and delivering mechanical hardware from concept
- Demonstrable experience and working knowledge of multi-materials solutions and integration with core Powertrain and/or vehicle systems
- Delivery of system and components specification details using engineering service providers
- Ideally degree or equivalent qualified

Experience Preferred:
- Complete integration of mechanical structures and system in the vehicle package
- Definition of DV testing for materials and structural components
- Mechanical System DFMEA and system specification control documentation

Additional Information:
This role will require some one who desires a challenge, can innovate and lead the system level design of a completely novel hybrid transmission, focussing on it's mechanical system aspects, especially structural elements. Location will include some work at Whitley, Gaydon and on supplier sites.

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

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