Assistant Lead Design Engineer - Survivability Sys

£35000 - £45000 per annum
26 May 2017
23 Jun 2017
Abbie Awdas
Contract Type
Full Time
Title: Assistant Lead Design Engineer – Survivability Systems

Reports to: Lead Design Engineer - Survivability Systems

Definition of

Survivability Systems: Blast-mitigating (and other) seating and armouring packages for military vehicles

Purpose of role:

Office Base: Company’s offices in Weybridge

Direct Reports: Design Engineers


Specific Responsibilities

* Design :

* Design concept generation/design direction
* Design reviews - maintain design action logs to support/minute design reviews
* Design/drawing checking
* Ad-hoc design guidance
* Engineering Change review & checking
* Ensure you and the design engineers work to Jankel design/drawing guidelines and best practice CAD modelling
* Detailed understanding of international standards regarding design/general engineering/defence relevant to each product (there will be the opportunity to learn specialist knowledge on-the-job)
* Liaising with engineering test and analysis departments to ensure that they fully understand the product design and function
* Liaising with purchasing and workshop departments; record and deal with issues arising from the prototype process

* Project :

* Timing plans – assist in producing detailed timing plans and internal milestones to support customer/project milestones in conjunction with project manager
* Customer liaison
* Detailed understanding of technical requirements and ensure compliance
* Creation/review/maintenance/checking of project documents, design review presentations, etc.
* Presentation of design reviews with customers
* Work closely with the Lead Design Engineer and the Engineering Resource Manager regarding the order, hours, duration and resource allocation of tasks

* Sales :

Bid support:

* Review of customer technical requirements
* Estimating hours/contributing to timing plans
* Initial top-level concept design

Contract support:

* Assessing technical impacts of change requests for existing projects
* Estimating hours and schedule impact for change requests

* Group Companies :

* Liaison with Jankel Group companies engineering departments
* Support Jankel Group companies design/production activities as required

* To understand and comply with Company policies and procedures including, but not limited to, ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO27001.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties, but it is intended to give a general indication of the range of work undertaken and will vary in detail in the light of changing demands and priorities within the Department. Any substantive changes in the range of work undertaken will be carried out in consultation with the job holder.

Person Specification


* Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent
* Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartered Engineer status (preferred)


* Automotive/Aerospace/Defence engineering environments (preferred)
* Knowledge of seating systems and considerations, e.g. comfort, ergonomics, packaging, etc. (preferred)
* Design/manufacturing techniques for low/medium volume production
* Concept creation/development, detailed design (components/assemblies), and engineering drawing – at least 5 years’ experience
* Material Selection
* Structural performance assessment
* Knowledge of workshop theory and practice
* People management


* Eligible for UK Security Clearance to minimum SC (‘Secret’) level.

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