Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

As Senior Design Engineer / Design Team Leader / Project Engineer you will be working with the leading HGV OEMs to develop the next generation of braking products. Based out of our Nuneaton R&D offices. We offer industry leading training and career development opportunities and work life balance.

SALARY: £45,000 to £55,000

BENEFITS:
· Pension
· Flexitime
· 25 Days Holidays, plus Bank Holidays
· Extensive Training Allowance / Support to Achieve your Chartered Status

LOCATION: Nuneaton, North Warwickshire

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Coventry, Birmingham, Leicester, Northampton, Tamworth, Rugby, Solihull

JOB SPECIFICATION: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer / Mechanical Design Team Leader : Automotive / HGV

Why should I apply?
· Work with the latest in HGV systems and advance the technology with the leading HGV OEMs.
· Benefit from a career development opportunity to progress into a team management role.
· Opportunity to advance your skills sets with access to un-rivalled training and support.
· Enjoy genuine work life balance!

Job Specification: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer / Mechanical Design Team Leader : Automotive / HGV

As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer / Project Engineer you will lead a team of Mechanical Design Engineers with the design and development of assemblies comprising aluminium castings, plastic / rubber mouldings and stamped metal components used within vehicle air brake systems. You will lead product design projects through a 5 Stage Gateway design process, including manufacture of prototype parts, product test, validation and into production. The role will also support change requests including test and design validation of components / products currently in production.

You WILL be either:

· A Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with hands-on team leading / management experience

OR

· A Senior Mechanical Design Engineer who possesses an understanding of the challenges of a Team Leader (delegation of activities / sub projects to achieve product manufacturability, quality, cost and performance requirements) and ready to step up into a team leading / management role.

Either way you will:

· Be able to think at a conceptual level to solve design challenges
· You will be experienced in the use of BS8888, FMEA and DVP & R processes.
· Have worked on and delivered full life-cycle / new product development projects.
· Hold experience of designing components for manufacture.
· Hold a qualification in a mechanical engineering discipline to HND / Degree level.
· Be competent at Project Managing multiple development projects.

You may also:

· Possess design experience with items such as valves, cylinders, turbo chargers, fuel pumps, injectors, precision engineered components, etc. used within hydraulic or pneumatic systems.
· Be experienced with the design of plastic / rubber moulding, aluminium casting, metal pressings.
· Hold working knowledge of APQP and 8D problem solving processes.
· Possess an understanding of pneumatic systems as they apply to truck and heavy trailers.
· Be proficient in the use of 3D and 2D CAD systems to produce 3D models and 2D drawings for manufacture (ideally ProE / Creo).
· Hold the ability to carry out stress calculations and analyse results including the use of FE software.

Company:

We are a world leading research and development organisation and supplier of pneumatic controlled engineered products / systems with an international customer base supplying the world’s most recognised truck and trailer OEM brands.
The European Technical Centre at Nuneaton is the jewel in the crown of our global R&D expertise. Our facilities are extensive as is our proactive attitude towards employee care and development with un-rivalled work / life balance, training and career development opportunities.

PROSPECTS:

The European Technical Centre at Nuneaton is the jewel in the crown of our global R&D expertise. Our facilities are extensive as is our proactive attitude towards employee care and development with un-rivalled work / life balance, training and career development opportunities.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Design Team Leader, Design Team Manager - Engineering Manager, Engineering Team Leader, Principle Design Engineer, Applications Engineer, Project Engineer, Pneumatics, Hydraulic, Components, Automotive, truck, trailer, development engineer, Development Engineering Leader, safety critical, high reliability.

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Jason Cooper quoting Senior Mechanical Design Engineer / Mechanical Design Team Leader : Automotive / HGV and reference JC15446 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683312 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.