Concept Senior Engineer - Underbody

Salary: dependent on experience

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 29286-ms

Expiration date: 16 July 2018

Role Overview: Based in Gaydon, this role involves liaising with the Design team, Vehicle Engineering, Core Teams and the Program Manager. This role is involved with the definition of Platform and Vehicle Concept

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Package team to record dimensional targets and status on “Package tracking document”
  • Work with the Concept and Design teams to maintain Primary hardpoint layouts and release as CAD data in line with platform / programme check point dates.
  • Create Layout in both 2D and 3D CAD.
  • Analysis of Design surface against Package targets and Hardpoints.
  • Work with the Programme, PD and Package teams, to help support the Platform PMXU assumptions.
  • Work with the Programme, Innovation and Package teams, supporting the layout and development of unique systems and new technologies.
  • Coordinate ECM (engineering concept matrix) population with the Core system owners and attribute areas to support product definition.
  • Carry out benchmarking activities to assist the concept team define relevant attribute targets
  • Support concept meetings to guide vehicle architecture in line with target attributes and product definition.
  • Support creation of UN Macro Issues list highlighting and resolving blockers to design progression.
  • Support planning, creation and update of physical bucks with target/hardpoint data.
  • Support Concept Manager and Vehicle Engineering team to ensure the vehicle design assumptions balance with the attributes.
  • Support Vehicle Engineering team with the CAD layout for Prototype vehicles (M1/X1).
  • The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in platform layout, including mechanical layout and occupant package.
  • Knowledge of legal requirements.
  • Worked in a cross functional role in Automotive.
  • Working knowledge of vehicle attributes.
  • Ability to use Vis Mock-up to an advanced level, NX and Team Centre. MS Tools: Project, Excel, PowerPoint and word.
  • Understanding of modern vehicle systems such as: Engines, Driveline, Electric/Hybrid Vehicles, Suspension, Body Structures.
  • Knowledge of benchmarking and target setting.


Personal Attributes:

  • Must be a clear communicator, with good organisation skills. Must be able to negotiate and arbitrate between PMT's and PAT's to achieve the best geometric solutions for the product.

Benefits Package:

  • This includes; Competitive Basic Salary, Ford Privilege Discount Scheme, Private Medical Cover, Pension Scheme, Health Shield Cash Plan, Death in Service benefit, Individual Performance Bonus and 26 days Annual Leave.