Virtual Series CAD Lead

Location Birmingham
Discipline: CAD Engineering
Job type: Contract
Salary: £31.56PH Umbrella
Contact name: Keeley Atkinson

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 39256
Published: 28 days ago
Duration: 5.5 Months
Expiry date: 07 Dec 2023 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • The Virtual Series team within Digital Engineering is responsible for providing a quality output of CAD to various customers to enable overall program delivery and support physical part order. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the delivery of geometric data (CAD) that enables virtual build & testing activities (full product CAE).  

  • Producing and managing a delivery plan for CAD, through engagement with component owners that enables a continuum of virtual build & test operations.  

  • Highlighting any issues and risks in the plan to virtual assessments utilising the appropriate escalation process. Ensuring these issues are adequately raised to the correct groups & tracking them into resolution.       

  • Understanding CAD quality issues & aligning on a plan to resolve that supports the overall virtual build & test plan with component owners.

  • Tracking open test failures against components & align with component owners on resolution ahead of re-assessment virtually.

  • Reporting out on status at appropriate events, highlighting the key activities required to support Virtual test plans & highlighting open issues and their age to communicate risks & issues within a program.  

  Skills Required:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Confident to communicate across all levels

  • Ability to create and manage complex project plans

  • Basic knowledge of automotive engineering content

  Experience Required:

  • Experience in managing a preassigned list of activities and delivering work based on a set priority. 

  • Ability to engage stakeholders in person or virtually to gather valuable information and confirm details.  

  • Ability to simplify information and clearly communicate to others, in person and through documentation in writing. 

  • Experience and confidence working independently and as part of a team. Can evidence examples of both solo and collaborative working.  

  • Basic knowledge of automotive engineering content

  • Technically curious and confident in learning new skills.  

  • Proficient in the use and application Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Desirable:

  • Knowledge of whole vehicle automotive product design, systems or requirements.

  • Knowledge of CAD or Bill of Materials  

  • Knowledge or experience in the delivery using Agile methodologies and Scrum would be beneficial.