senior design engineer in oxford

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£ 40,000 per year
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oxford, south east
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£ 40,000 per year
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01489 560 124
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job description

Senior Design Engineer required on a permanent basis to join an industry leading engineering business.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of automotive technology? Do you have a background strategically controlling the design and development of components and systems? Have you got experience of working in a fast paced R&D / Engineering environment? If you are seeking an exciting technical challenge then this is the role for you!

You will be working through the Design Group, and reporting into a wide range of projects, the successful individual will have a good understanding of engineering and be able to adapt to mechanical, composite and electrical systems as projects dictate and assist in the operation of the department. You will be responsible for undertaking and guiding a range of designs from initial concepts through to volume production. Work closely with a range of customers from SMB's to major OEM's to interpret their requirements and deliver engineered solutions within weight, cost and timing targets.

Key responsibilities:

* Working as a Senior Design Engineer in project teams taking responsibility for the delivery of a wide range of mechanical, composite and electrical design projects for a broad customer base.
* Be responsible for taking engineering designs from concept through to manufacture, working within customers cost and timing requirements.
* Component design and detailing using Siemens NX, CATIA V5 and TeamCentre.
* Lead small project teams and give guidance on design direction to others.
* Attend design reviews to present design ideas and to discuss and critique alternative design solutions.
* In conjunction with the project Technical Lead deliver design solutions that fulfil customer requirements within budget and strict deadlines
* Work closely with purchasing and production departments to ensure cost and manufacturing capability is built in to the project design, particularly with reference to quality and build parameters.
* Generate and present project material to customers and key internal and external stakeholders.
* Assist in the general running of the design department and implementing process controls and guidelines.
* To attend component tests as required.
* Problem solving and fault rectification.
* Act as a mentor, leading by example and providing guidance to less experienced team members.

Experience required:

* A Degree in mechanical, automotive, electrical or aerospace engineering or proven experience.
* Experience of design in the specialist automotive or motorsport industry or be able to show that your experience in an advanced engineering environment is transferable.
* Experience in leading small design teams.
* High level of CAD literacy in Siemens NX and TeamCentre.
* Working knowledge of CATIA V5 would be useful.
* Good working knowledge of proprietary PC software e.g. MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
* Ability to use your initiative and respond quickly to problems.
* Ability to manage your own workload and projects.
* Ability to maintain high standards of staff and department presentation, as appropriate for a facility visited by potential customers and other VIP's.

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.





educational requirements

automotive engineering,engineering