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Automotive Lead Digital Modeller - Birmingham

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/02/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is a growing Automotive OEM. Due to the demand for current and future models there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:

o To lead the Digital team in the Design Department.


o Responsible for the day to day management of a team of automotive digital designers/modellers
o To lead the other Digital modellers and set an example professionally.
o Responsible for ensuring the tools, techniques and design protocols deliver the design aesthetic objectives and specified A-Class, B-class, C-Class/Concept surface standards.
o Responsible for the generation of 3D CAD model based on inputs from design team.
o Responsible for ensuring that appropriate levels of skilled resource are available or commissioned to service the total design workload plan.
o Will ensure that the digital design team incorporate any packaging or engineering data which is given as directed by designers and Studio Engineering team.
o Development of CAS surface model generation during concept phase of projects.
o Responsible for leading development of up to date visualisation technique appropriate to SAIC Design and SMPV.
o Providing lead to Design review high-quality presentation of data generated.
o To assist in development of overall SAIC Design project processes with interface to Design Programme Manager and Director.
o Responsible for project resource planning of function.
o Responsible for recruiting other members of the Digital Team.
o To interface with engineering and the Designers in the development of products.
o To be able to run and set up the VR suite and chair any formal presentations.
o Ensuring all 3D model generation is performed in relation to package and feasibility data.
o Ensuring all model creation is performed with designers’ direction and to the satisfaction of the design team.
o Ensuring high quality presentation of all work using relevant tools i.e. Showcase, Alias, ICEMsurf.
o Assisting the design team to reach acceptable and feasible style proposals.


o Significant experience in Automotive Design within OEM in both concept development and production feasibility work using a CAS software package. Coupled with a broad understanding and operation of a secondary package i.e. Alias or ICEMsurf.
o Some experience of team management and staff development.
o Good broad knowledge of 3D and willing to assist in the solving of design problems.
o Able to make design input with benefit of 3D experience.
o Excellent IT skills & experience of appropriate software applications (Excellent Alias/ ICEMsurf /Showcase/Hypershot and any industry standard software).
o Excellent sketch modeller in Alias or relevant ICEMsurf package.
o The ability to operate in multi cultural environment requiring patience & understanding
o Good knowledge of design process.
o Totally flexible, committed and motivated to deliver in all circumstances especially within a small team environment
o Extensive experience working with engineering data and packaging hard-points.
o Use of 3D knowledge to deliver the best design possible and to assist designers goal of achieving an approved style.

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