Project Engineer - Powertrain - Leamington Spa

Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Radford Semele
£30 per hour
27 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Contract Powertrain Project Engineer

We are looking for a contract Powertrain Project Engineer for a Defence systems company to be based in Leamington Spa for an initial 6 months.

The Powertrain Project Engineer will support powertrain integration activities across various contracts working with a multi-discipline team of engineers to help propose design solutions to resolve problems internally or at client's sites. They may act as Point of Contact for Chassis and Powertrain on specific aspects of the program and should have a knowledge of technical aspects of the programme with regards to the following areas:

  • Transmissions for all wheel drive vehicles including gearbox, transfer boxes and hub-reduction gears
  • Driveshafts
  • Fuel systems
  • Cooling systems and HVAC
  • Familiarity with related Legislative and Certification requirements for Road Vehicles
  • Familiarity with DFMEA and Safety case preparation
  • Working with suppliers to design and specify vehicle systems and related issue resolution
  • Working with CAD team to define installation requirements and support internal and external design reviews
  • Working with Lead Engineers to define test and validation requirements
  • Working with Purchasing to support cost reduction initiatives
  • Prepare documentation material for reporting technical issue resolution
  • Support critical design appraisals throughout the design and development life-cycle

Experience, Qualifications and Competency Requirements

  • Degree qualified in relevant engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • A proven track record in the design and development of powertrain engineering ideally of small scale production, a breadth and depth of knowledge
  • Experience of engineering vehicle systems designs against requirements and targets including performance and reliability
  • Ability to liaise with and present information to multi-disciplined team members
  • Ability to interpret mechanical design requirements and propose appropriate design solutions
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written skills
  • Experience of drawing release through CAD, review and approval of supplier drawings and specifications
  • Familiarity with CAE thermal analysis tools, performance simulations tools, driveline sizing calculations
  • Preparation and documentation of FMEA's / FMA etc.
  • Hold or be capable of holding security clearance up to the level of SC
  • Must hold a full driving licence and be insured for Business Travel

Because of the nature of the role applicants must be able to obtain Full UK government security clearance (SC)

Rate: £30.00 to £35.00 per hour Limited - dependent upon experience.

If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply please send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on

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