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  • Job reference: RMS0133082

Senior Engineer - Springs/Dampers/Tuneables

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/01/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (03/02/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A luxury Automotive OEM based in the West Midlands. After continued growth & success there are a number of new exciting engineering projects underway and we currently have requirements for experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
Responsible for engineering of powertrain mounts and support engineering of suspension bushes.
Responsible for the engineering and release of powertrain mounts across car line
Support engineering and release of suspension bushes
Support design activities for CAD designers
Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends
Work with Suppliers to design and develop components & systems to meet all specified requirements such as weight, cost, durability, and performance targets
Analyse the suitability of ‘parts bin’ components and identify whether new or modified designs are required
Manage Suppliers to ensure parts are delivered on time to the required quality standard
Work closely with Manufacturing and Launch to enable swift and accurate fitment of components to vehicles
Work with Vehicle Dynamics to meet attribute targets and achieve freeze dates
Control Design Verification and Sign Off reporting
Support vehicle tests with components where required
Provide designs and components for concept cars and early prototype build phases
Participate in Failure Mode Avoidance activities – DFMEAs, Quality history reviews, Robustness studies etc

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering Degree in either of the following disciplines (in preferred order):
1. Mechanical Engineering
2. Automotive Engineering
3. Motorsport Engineering

Relevant Experience:
Must have experience of engine or transmission mount design or suspension bush design experience.
3 years minimum experience within an automotive or automotive components supplier group
Knowledge of powertrain mounting systems and their function
Knowledge of rubber to metal bonded components
Component Engineering Experience

Skills & Abilities:
Competent in Microsoft Office applications
Can work efficiently with minimum supervision
Prepared to manage Suppliers both in UK and abroad
Rig test environment experience
Proven problem solving abilities

Personal Attributes:
Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks to meet customer needs
Strong interest in Vehicle Dynamics
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