Senior Chassis Engineer - Automotive

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Automotive, Engineering
West Midlands
£35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£35000 per annum
Premea Limited
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Job Description:
Our client who is an iconic luxury sports car manufacturer, is currently recruiting for the following role:

Job Purpose
Support design, simulation and integration of Chassis systems from concept through to production

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
- Support Chassis benchmarking activities at system and component level
- Generate and maintain Chassis Performance targets documentation
- Report out Chassis system status versus targets to support Concept Platform and Application requirements
- Generate and maintain Chassis hard point tracking and release documents
- Support initial definition of tuneable suspension components for early build phases
- Support characterisation of Chassis component parts via rig testing to generate data for Chassis Simulation team and Vehicle Attribute functions
- Document tuneable part requirements and cascade to Component Engineers.
- Generate and maintain Chassis tuneable part trackers
- Support integration of Chassis system archetypes into concept vehicle platform
- Support early (X0/X1) Chassis vehicle build and test planning
- Create and maintain interface control documentation for joints and fixings
- Support continual improvement processes and assist with investigations into ride, handling and steering issues during development
- Support problem solving / Quality teams as directed by management.
- Support Chassis Innovation strategy by keeping abreast of relevant technical developments within the industry
- Support creation of internal processes, standards and test procedures for Chassis Performance area
- Assist with IPR searches for Chassis systems and components
- Work with Vehicle Attribute areas to ensure Chassis concepts are compatible with vehicle level targets
- Liaise with Manufacturing, Aftersales and L&C functions to ensure specific requirements are captured

Qualification & Experience
- Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline
- Experience gained within Chassis design.
- Experience working within Chassis / Vehicle Dynamics in an OEM
- Experience of setting and maintaining Chassis system targets
- Good understanding of Chassis & Vehicle Dynamic properties and tuning
- Worked as a Chassis Component Engineer for at least 2 years
- Competent with Chassis CAE software (ADAMS/CAR, SHARK, VI-Grade Car Real Time)
- Good working knowledge of Excel
- Working knowledge of Altair Hyperworks, nCode, Matlab
- Working knowledge of automotive suspension, braking, and steering systems
- Knowledge of Mission Product Development process or equivalent (GPDS, FPDS)
- Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks to meet customer needs
- Competent in all Microsoft Office applications

Location: Gaydon

The services advertised by Premea Limited for this vacancy are those of an Employment agency.

Premea is a specialist recruitment consultancy representing clients in the UK and internationally within the Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace sectors.

Contact Details:
Premea Limited
Tel: +44(0)1926 298890
Fax: +44(0)1926 298908
Contact: Chris Wright

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