Prototype Design Engineer

Location Coventry
Job type: Contract
Salary: £25.53p/h UMBRELLA
Contact name: Johanna Cowan

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Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 39648
Published: 13 days ago
Duration: 9 Months
Expiry date: 31 Dec 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

The Prototype Design Engineer is primarily responsible for the design of unique prototype components to support all of the early physical prototype builds for the company.

As part of a highly skilled team of design engineers, you'll be responsible for developing innovative new content to create prototype properties suitable for test and development.

The Design Engineer role also includes roll over protection systems, vehicle camouflage and other equipment to support tests.

This role is closely linked with the Additive Manufacturing Centre and BIW fixture design team and will offer design support to both areas when required.

You'll work closely with various stakeholders including Body CAE and Prototype Manufacturing teams to ensure designs comply with DFM and that the prototype property delivers the target attributes.

This is an exciting opportunity to experience whole vehicle engineering and provide exposure to the key areas that influence vehicle development.

Skills Required:

  • Generate 3D/2D prototype CAD solutions to support critical build test and development.

  • Deliver body in white/trim and final design in accordance with vehicle attributes

  • Managing parts in lifecycle software such as iPLM, Teamcenter and Catia V5/V6.

Desirable Personal Attributes:

  • An individual who is results driven with the ability to deliver operational plans in a highly demanding environment

  • An individual with the ability to prioritise their work load

  • A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas

  • An effective team player who supports team members Resilient and enthusiastic, an individual able to deliver results under pressure

Experience Required:

  • Proficient IT skills with significant experience of using virtual engineering tools

  • Proficient user of Catia V5 or V6 and have experience in Lifecycle Management tools

  • Evidence of creating design concept proposals

  • Ability to analyse and present data to lead engineers and seniors Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Experience Preferred:

  • Catia V6 and iPLM Technical knowledge of vehicle systems, bill of process and prototype vehicle assembly

  • Knowledge and understanding of automotive components or systems and sub systems across entire vehicle

  • Design experience in low volume tooling

  • Experience in design optimisation and DfAM (Design for Additive Manufacturing)

  • Previous experience of working within a prototype build environment would be beneficial but not essential