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  • Job reference: RMS0188989

Automotive Designer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/01/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
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To create design solutions for new products in an efficient and effective manner.
Based on design briefs, deliver proposals and concepts integrating the Brand values and the Design strategy developed into concrete design alternatives in 2D, 3D and digital media.
Develop and present formal and functional solutions that integrate innovation and creativity in future product proposals achieving a high visual quality fulfilling the agreed technical and ergonomic requirements.
Supervise Design development proposals in house or in co-operation with external partners, following and applying the Product Emergence Process (PEP).


1. Design Development

Develops creative and innovative design proposals in 2D in the form of sketches, renderings and 3D with CAD models or other digital media integrating the Brand values and the Design strategy in the work.
Analyses the design proposals and the technical information in order to identify the issues arising during the development, defining and implementing adequate solutions in order to reach a feasible proposal with a high formal and aesthetic quality.
Analyses the Engineering and Project input in order to interrogate it, reach an agreement and integrate it formally in a Design solution.
Works effectively with the Lead Designer within the design and cross-functional team environments within the scope of the PEP framework.

2. Delivery of Projects

Supports the creation of the timing and project plans for his/her area of responsibility in agreement with the Design or Project Manager and the model manager.
Responsible for reporting of the design status for area of responsibility in the project and team meetings.
Supervises the design development proposals being worked in house or in co-operation with external partners.
Assures that the work is delivered in the given time frame and agreed project coordinates.
Presents his/her Design proposals in an articulated manner supporting the project delivery.

3. Developing design proposals in 3-Dimensions

Supervises and directs the development of the Design proposals in 3D media, as physical and digital models.
Process coordination with the systematic and timely procurement of all required documentation regarding the design input as required by the model build and development.
Ensures the integration of the agreed technical parameters and hard points as well as the project input.

4. Ability to work within a team

Able to work effectively in a cross functional team.
Able to deal with incomplete or imbalanced information and inputs, reaching agreements and implementing the results in the design proposal.
Able to successfully communicate to his/her colleagues and team members the design ideas and rationale behind the concept or design solution .
Able to clearly and cohesively present the work results to the Design Manager and/or Project Manager and Design director.


Skill to design and develop forward thinking and innovative design proposals.
Ability to solve problems providing creative solutions.
Ability to communicate and present at any levels across the company in different forums.
Able to deal with incomplete or imbalanced information and inputs in the creative phase.
Good understanding of feasibility and production methodology within area of responsibility.
German language preferable.
2D and 3D computer skills such as Photoshop and suitable 3D CAD Software such as ALIAS are essential.


Must demonstrate a good up to date knowledge of competitor design direction and state-of-the-art technologies for his/her area of expertise.
Understanding of Engineering drawings and section books.
Understanding of Product Emergence Process (PEP).


Appropriate Design Degree or Master.
Proven experience working as a designer.

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

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