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Project Engineer - Front Suspension


Summary: Chassis Systems are responsible for the design, engineering and releasing of the following systems and components: Wheels & tyres, foundation brakes, suspension, steering, subframes, springs & dampers, roll control, active chassis controls and powertrain mounting systems across all future and current car lines.

Job Purpose:

The role is for a Project Engineer with the engineering responsibility for the design and development of key suspension systems and components, from concept to production.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Lead the design & release of front suspension systems and components, to include: Control arms and links, bushes and ball joints, suspension knuckles, hub & bearing assemblies.
  • Lead Chassis CAD engineers to deliver concept system layout and component package maturation.
  • Collaborate with Vehicle Dynamics and Chassis Simulation teams to develop performance targets and primary concepts for suspension systems for early prototype build phases through to production.
  • Manage external suppliers to design and develop systems and components that meet specified requirements and targets, and ensure parts are delivered on time and to the required quality standard.
  • Work closely with Commodity Lead and Chassis Integration teams to enable swift and accurate deployment of components and systems across all vehicle model lines.
  • Work with Vehicle Attribute team to deliver tunable components which meet performance targets and freeze dates.
  • Lead DFMEAs, quality history reviews, robustness studies, and control DVP and Final Engineering Sign Off reporting.
  • Lead rig testing for system validation. Support vehicle and rig tests with prototype components where required.
  • Keep abreast of technical developments within the industry and conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs & future trends. Analyse and recommend suitability of carry-over or modular systems to optimise platform commonality.
  • Produce Design Manuals, Engineering Specifications and best practice documentation to aid ‘Right First Time’ system delivery.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Extensive experience of chassis component engineering experience within an automotive OEM or automotive components supplier.
  • Good working knowledge of Chassis and suspension systems, including sub-components and their function.
  • Good working knowledge of VIS Mockup and Teamcenter
  • Competent in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of Engineering Quality processes and tools such as D-FMEA, 6-sigma, 8D
  • Ability to work as part of a small team and actively participate in creation and development of innovative design solutions within the R&D environment

Millbank are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Millbank operates as an Employment Agency and Business