Design Engineer - Chassis

Orion Electrotech Ltd
Up to £36 per hour
14 Sep 2018
22 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading automotive OEM is actively seeking a Design Engineer to join the Chassis Concept/Development team on a 6-month rolling contract. The appointed engineer will provide the concept definition for new chassis systems including but not limited to mounts, links, knuckles, springs, dampers and steering systems into new and existing vehicles/platforms.

*Excellent CAD skills - CATIA V5, ability to use kinematics, able to develop chassis axle concepts from first principles, taking advise from chassis technical experts where required
*Full capability to operate in Team Centre environment and use Vis-Mock-up tools
*Capability in parametric tools to enhance quality and improve efficiency
*Strong detailed technical knowledge of front and rear axle systems, ability to assess strengths/weaknesses of options and provide recommendations for use within a vehicle architecture
*Understanding of technical aspects of systems/component development (e.g. DFMEA's, DVP, Materials, Finish specifications)
*Capability and experience to understand chassis system effects on BIW and associated load path and structural performance
*Understanding of basic vehicle dynamics and how the axle systems will affect overall vehicle dynamics
*Understanding of the Architecture Development Process and Global Vehicle Development Process


*Responsible for delivery of chassis system concepts from first principles for new and existing vehicle projects/Architectures
*CATIA V5 3D & 2D CAD creation with appropriate data management and release.
*Responsible for development of specific system strategy for the business, which is likely to include rationalisation of existing concepts plus development of new strategies going forward

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