Body & Structures - Engineer - System/Component



Support the 3D definition of the Body Structure and associated systems
Deliver the system architecture design using Catia V5/V6
Occupant positioning
Maintenance and update of the section book
3D package modelling
Support interface with styling
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
Carbon Fibre Design and Manufacture
DFMEA delivery
Creation and Management of Engineering Tech Spec.
Experience in OEM DVP&R
Front and Rear Crash Structures, Lightweight Structures and Carriers
Crash System Design - Management and Integration of CAE Inputs
Aluminium Extrusions and Post Extrusion Profiling
Pressed Aluminium Design and Aluminium Casting Design
Jointing of Aluminium by Welding - Rivetting and Adhesives
DFM and DFA delivery
GD&T / RPS Location and Measurement Plans
Pedestrian Protection and Legal Requirements
Engineering to Commercial Contraints & Commercial management
Deliver Engineering Change

Specific Role Responsibilities and Experience:
Lightweight product development with application focus on Body in White, Closures and Exterior and on overall vehicle
Application of diverse lightweight materials and technologies on vehicle program to fulfil performance weight and cost targets
Documentation and presentation of project work
Perform detailed vehicle benchmark analysis
Deliver lightweight concept work and weight reduction proposal definition on overall vehicle
Deliver the weight attribute for overall vehicle by working together with all development teams
Deliver Documentation and presentation of weight status
Deliver cross functional communication and work in all aspects and escalate challenges early to define robust solution with highest quality
Define lessons learned and design guidelines
Ensure that learnings out of benchmark analysis are embedded in processes, guidelines and innovation
Develop and define future material strategy acc. to vehicle development plan within the engineering team

Typical Technical Responsibilities
Keeps informed of new methods and developments affecting the organisation providing recommendations for new practices

Direction Received
Receives management supervision with assignments being given in terms of broad general objectives and bounds
Communication skills
Routinely interacts with clients, customers and officials
Supports project meetings and delivers presentations
Represents the organisation and maintains liaison with individuals in specific contexts

Identify and highlight any areas for continuous improvement
Ensure that your technical knowledge and expertise is kept up to date
Mentor and support professional development of all colleagues particularly junior staff
To perform any other duties that may well be reasonably expected within the remit of the role
To ensure compliance with the Health Safety and Environmental Policy requirements within areas of responsibility"


5+ years experience
BEng. min
Or equivalent relevant experience
Engineering council professional registration
Member of professional practice organisation
Proven track record for the design and engineering of aluminium automotive primary structures utilising extrusions sheet and cast/forged materials
Experience of specifying joining technologies including CMT or MIG welding processes
Able to select materials and processes appropriate to engineering requirements such as strength durability & crashworthiness
Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes associated with aluminium including but not limited to heat treatments coatings, assembly and process tolerances.
Casting and forging design experience and understanding of high and low production rate drivers