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R&D Design Engineer
UK-Newton Aycliffe
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Westray Recruitment Consultants is working with a renowned Automotive Manufacturer to search for a R&D Design Engineer. The successful candidate will be qualified to HND level and will ensure that designs fully support customer requirements and an excellent service is delivered.


-Liaison with customer and ensure that design solutions provided fully support their requirements and develop engineering skills generating load-bearing structural components.
-Generate concept designs, identifying problems and solutions and delivering detailed designs
-Ensure component designs are production feasible, using Design For Manufacture/ Assembly
-Support prototype build, product testing, product design timing plans and ongoing production needs
-Liaise with customers` Engineers to achieve design requirements
-Obtain and control package information from customers
-Produce three dimensional solid models to support customer requirements
-Produce two dimensional Engineering drawings for prototype/production use with capable dimensional tolerances/GDT
-Work concurrently with R&D Design Analysis Engineers to develop appropriate structural solutions to meet performance requirements
-Arrange and lead design / feasibility reviews and ensure all released designs have formal manufacturing feasibility approval
-Support DFMEA, VA/VE, QFD and GDT team reviews
-Ensure departmental project compliance with TS16949
-Identify and action personal training needs and development
-Assist the R&D Technical Centre Manager and Senior Design Engineers, as appropriate, in the delivery of their responsibilities


-Qualified to HND, or en-route to, Graduate level in appropriate engineering discipline
-A high understanding of CAD requirements and be highly skilled in Catia Ver5 or similar automotive CAD system.
-Have proven engineering design background (ideally in structural components)
-Understanding of drafting standards and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
-The ability to generate design concepts that are fit for purpose, directionally correct and support the company`s overall objectives and strategy
-Ability to understand, interpret and act upon results from design analysis to optimise component designs
-Have or be gaining experience of the automotive sector
-Knowledge of Microsoft software such as Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
-An understanding of pressing, tooling and welding processes, would be a benefit.
-Good communication skills to interact at all levels across the business including customers and suppliers
-Strong team-working skills, decision making, and ability to provide direction as appropriate
-Proactive and positive attitude and approach


This is a permanent role which will be expected to travel as and when required, so flexibility is key.


The role is offering a competitive basic salary along with excellent company benefits


Please get in touch with Joe Rowan to find out more details about this role, he can be contacted on (Apply online only) or at (Email Removed)

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