Body Exterior Project Engineer









Dependent on Experience

Shalford, Surrey

Louise Brown

01268 582900

Position Title: Engineer – Vehicle Body Systems And Architecture Design

Duration: Permanent

Location: Surrey

• Our Client is a world-leading automotive design company, we have gained a global reputation as a pioneer of lightweight and efficient vehicles, taking a highly innovative approach to all aspects of vehicle design, development and production.
• They currently have exciting opportunities for Engineers in Vehicle Body Systems and Architecture Design to join our Design, Development and Engineering Centre based in Shalford, Surrey.

Role Guidelines:

General Characteristics
• Develops increased knowledge and skills most likely within the set of responsibilities show below
• Evaluates, selects, and applies standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform assignments of limited complexity
• Collaboratively uses judgement to determine adaptions to standard practices
• Undertakes leadership of small work packages

Typical Technical Responsibilities
• Undertakes defined assignments
• Develops workflows to deliver assignments
• Prepares portions of project documentation (models, drawings, reports etc.)
• Assists on a wide variety of tasks across departments and functions as required

Managerial Responsibilities
• Assists in determining schedules and budgets for familiar tasks
• Undertakes small and well defined work packages

Direction Received
• Receives instruction of specific objectives
• Receives direction on unconventional and/or complex problems, and possible solutions
• Receives a thorough review of completed assignments for application of sound engineering judgement

Communication skills
• Possesses effective oral and written communication skills
• Assists with customer communications associated with specific assignments
• Interacts with contractors

Typical Experience
• Relevant automotive experience at an appropriate consultancy or OEM

Typical professional qualifications and community activities
• Associate Member of professional practice organisation
• Involved with outreach activities focuses towards schools and education (e.g. STEM)

Departmental Responsibilities:
• Ownership of the 3D definition of the full vehicle
• Responsibility for the vehicle architectural design
• Occupant positioning
• Ownership of the section book
• 3D package modelling
• Manage interface with styling
• Engineering responsibility (including design and release) of full vehicle body systems:
• Structures, Panels, Closures, Glazing, Sealing, Lighting, Wiper Systems, NVH
• Engineering responsibility (including design and release) of full vehicle interior systems:
• Fascia, Tunnel, Seating, Restraints, Trim panel , Instrument and controls, Door trim, Trunk Systems, HVAC
• Design for manufacture and assembly for responsible components
• Ensuring responsible designs meet legal compliance
• Work Package Management
• Design Sizing Analysis
• Sub system load analysis
• Joints and interface design
• Materials selection
• Fixing selection justification with appropriate bolt calculations

Body & Trim



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