Design Engineer - Vehicle Packaging / Concept

Leamington Spa
£40000 - £60000 per annum + pension, life, Bupa
25 May 2017
22 Jun 2017
Stuart Graydon
Contract Type
Full Time
We’re looking for a Principal Design Engineer-Packaging, to join our Vehicle Engineering Design team, based at our Leamington Spa offices. Reporting to the Vehicle Engineering Manager.

The Role:

* Lead a design team to deliver vehicle level design/packaging solutions through to component level design release. Must ensure that all work output is to Ricardo/customer quality standards and be able to operate at a cross functional level to resolve any conflicts.
* Supporting the Vehicle Engineering Manager with resource planning and allocation within the vehicle design team. Including workload planning of team, balancing workload across team, managing software requirements, responding to project requests for support and linking to other divisions across Ricardo to help to balance workload
* Assisting with team development including identifying training/skills development needs and assisting with recruitment
* Leading tools/technique development and processes for the team
* Supporting business development including providing support to the Product Groups, direct selling and linking to other teams across Ricardo for possible internal support
* Lead as necessary packaging meetings/design reviews and other meetings to resolve any vehicle issues.

The ideal candidate will:

* Have extensive vehicle package/concept/component design experience covering all design criteria including legal/safety (global markets), HMI, comfort, manufacturing, service and performance/durability attributes
* Have experience of several CAD modelling packages and PLM environments including Catia V5, engineering drawing, GD&T knowledge, Vismockup, TeamCentre and Windchill
* Have proven experience of delivering vehicle package solutions that require an integrated approach
* Have sound design for manufacture/assembly/cost experience and know how
* Capable of managing cross functional conflict resolution
* Have a degree in mechanical or automotive engineering or equivalent engineering knowledge

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