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Project Engineer - Subframes


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 subframes systems and components, to include: Isolated and solid mounted front and rear subframes, subframe bushes, structural braces and undertrays.
  • 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 subframe 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 Standards & Specifications and best practice documentation to aid ‘Right First Time’ system delivery.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Solid experience of relevant component engineering experience within an automotive OEM or automotive components supplier.
  • Good working knowledge of chassis subframes and/or body structure systems and their function with respect to dynamics, NVH and crash performance.
  • Good working knowledge of VIS Mockup and Teamcenter

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

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