Computer Aided Design Engineer - Skins

Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27065-aj

Expiration date: 06 June 2017


Job Purpose: The job holder will work on the realisation of component design & package on all aspects of the Body Structure (Body In White and Closures) in order to produce finished detailed Computer Aided Designs.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
The key responsibilities and tasks of the role include:

  • Computer Aided Design and modelling of Body Structures components, from concept into production;
  • Creation and development of 2D sections during the early design phase;
  • 3D model annotation (or preparation of detailed drawings where applicable) to the company’s drafting standards;
  • Completion of 3D models to meet modelling attribute requirements;
  • Assistance in the preparation of Engineering Release packs;
  • Use of Teamcenter Visualization Mockup to review and present design concepts and solutions;
  • Work under the direction of Chief Engineer, Principal Engineer, Project Engineer, PMST leader or Computer Aided Design Lead Engineer as necessary on a day-to-day basis;
  • Support of issue resolution during pre-production, launch phase and post Job 1.


Qualifications & Experience:
The successful applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Educated to a minimum of HND level (NQF level 5) or equivalent in an engineering related discipline, or can demonstrate experience within Body Structures engineering;
  • Skilled in automotive component and body system design using NX5 (or later versions) -consideration will be given to those with CATIA V5 experience who can demonstrate relevant component design knowledge;
  • Knowledge of TeamCenter;
  • Knowledge and experience of Body in White and Closures, in particular one or more of the following: metal castings, extrusions, pressings/forming, RTM, SMC & C/F panels;
  • Basic knowledge of component manufacturing, tooling requirements & lead times.