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  • Job reference: RMS0197268

Senior Design Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/07/2018
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Role Purpose:
Working through the WAE Design Group, and reporting into a wide range of projects, the successful individual will have a good understanding of engineering and be able to adapt to mechanical, composite and electrical systems as projects dictate and assist in the operation of the department.

Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for undertaking and guiding a range of designs from initial concepts through to volume production. Work closely with a range of customers from SMB's to major OEM's to interpret their requirements and deliver engineered solutions within weight, cost and timing targets.

Operational Duties:
* Working as a Senior Design Engineer in project teams taking responsibility for the delivery of a wide range of mechanical, composite and electrical design projects for a broad customer base.
* Be responsible for taking engineering designs from concept through to manufacture, working within customers cost and timing requirements.
* Component design and detailing using Siemens NX, CATIA V5 and TeamCentre.
* Lead small project teams and give guidance on design direction to others.
* Attend design reviews to present design ideas and to discuss and critique alternative design solutions.
* In conjunction with the project Technical Lead deliver design solutions that fulfil customer requirements within budget and strict deadlines
* Work closely with purchasing and production departments to ensure cost and manufacturing capability is built in to the project design, particularly with reference to quality and build parameters.
* Generate and present project material to customers and key internal and external stakeholders.
* Assist in the general running of the design department and implementing process controls and guidelines.
* To attend component tests as required.

Staff Development & Training
* Implement the company's Health & Safety policy.
* Problem solving and fault rectification.
* Act as a mentor, leading by example and providing guidance to less experienced team members

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience and Qualifications:
* A Degree in mechanical, automotive, electrical or aerospace engineering.
* Experience of design in the specialist automotive or motorsport industry or be able to show that your experience in an advanced engineering environment is transferable.
* Experience in leading small design teams.
* High level of CAD literacy in Siemens NX and TeamCentre.
* Working knowledge of CATIA V5 would be useful.
* Good working knowledge of proprietary PC software e.g. MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
* Ability to use your initiative and respond quickly to problems.
* Ability to manage your own workload and projects.
* Ability to maintain high standards of staff and department presentation, as appropriate for a facility visited by potential customers and other VIP's.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
This job description is not exhaustive and the job holder will be required to carry out from time to time tasks in addition to the above that will be both reasonable and within their capabilities.

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