Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (Ref REQ-220396)

Closing Date: 04/09/2022 23:59:59

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity within our Mechanical Design Group for a talented and innovative Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.  Reporting to one of our Suspension Lead Engineers, the successful candidate will primarily be responsible for major mechanical and composite design projects.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Design and development of composite and metallic suspension solutions, from concept through to delivery.  Working closely with aero, vehicle dynamics, structural and manufacturing departments you will produce designs combining high levels of performance and reliability.

  • Work closely with FE engineers to optimise and develop structural designs and processes to give the highest level of integrity.

  • Definition and management of performance and reliability lab testing programs for relevant designs & projects.

  • Reliability management of components, following them throughout their life cycle from first assembly to end of track life.

  • Close collaboration with other engineering departments and external suppliers to ensure fully integrated system designs achieving optimal car performance.

  • Use of Catia FEA to support your own designs

Candidate Profile:

  • Mechanical, automotive or aeronautical engineering degree (2:1 minimum grade) or similar qualification.

  • Substantial and recent high level structural design experience in F1, another top level motorsport category or an equivalent high level engineering industry.

  • Good knowledge of composite components, tooling systems, materials and industry production techniques is an advantage.

  • Understanding and use of finite element analysis tools and hand calculation methodologies to produce reliable and optimised designs, analysing and questioning results as appropriate.

  • High level of commitment and self-responsibility with ability and confidence to work independently whilst showing a tenacious approach to leading projects with strict deadlines.

  • Ability to effectively and confidently communicate at all levels

  • Collaborative approach with ability to engage others at all levels to achieve integrated results achieving best overall compromise.

  • Experience of Catia V5/3DX and Catia/Abaqus FE would be an advantage.

Benefits:

We demand the best from our people so it’s only right we reward them with the best benefits.  That’s why we offer a competitive package, including: a generous bonus scheme, life assurance, private medical cover and 25-days holiday.