Design Engineer - Chassis

Leamington Spa
£30 - £35 per hour
12 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Jack Hurst
Contract Type
Full Time
Ricardo is a leading global multi-industry engineering provider of technology, product innovation and strategic consulting. Our vehicle engineering capabilities extend from quick turnaround concept design and demonstrator vehicle builds.

The Role:

• Working as part of a team, you will help deliver vehicle level package designs to the required vehicle specifications, targets and attributes.
• Development of initial chassis package hard points and geometry from package benchmark data.
• Managing and resolving conflicts across functions.
• Taking ownership of a particular vehicle package and all aspects of the associated issues management, providing design solutions at a concept level and offering multiple solutions to vehicle issues.
• Liaison with our customers and suppliers.
• Ensure compliance with all standards including customer, safety and legislative for all markets
• Carry out all CAD based tests/checks that make up the virtual design validation plan
• Involvement in the package physical testing and documentation required to meet the Design Verification (DV) plan.
• Support and meet manufacturing and service requirements.
• Lead all packaging meetings, support design reviews, vehicle integration meetings, safety meetings, virtual build events and other meetings to resolve vehicle issues as necessary.
• Liaising with engineers covering all functions to understand the most appropriate solutions to issues.

The ideal candidate will:

• Have sound understanding and experience of suspension system or sub-frame design from early concept level onwards
• Have proven experience of delivering vehicle level package design to meet legal and safety requirements for all markets.
• Be able to provide guidance to package benchmarking technicians for scan data to provide initial hard point envelopes
• Have knowledge of vehicle and major systems’ attributes, servicing implications, manufacturing and assembly requirements.
• Have a good understanding of static and dynamic clearance criteria
• Management experience of package design engineers – zone engineers

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