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Job Ref:  204647009
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Staffordshire
City:  Staffordshire
Post Code:  WS7
Salary:  £40000 - £45000/annum Excellent Benefits
09/10/2016 02:20
Principal Design Engineer urgently required with a background in off-highway vehicle structures design, development and manufacture.

You will be joining a leading off-highway vehicle manufacturer as a Principal level Design Engineer and will take responsibility for the design and development of off-highway vehicle structures - from initial concept to on-line manufacture.

The Role:
As a Principal Design Engineer, you will ideally have knowledge of whole vehicle design and development, gained within the off-highway or specialist vehicle sector and will take a lead role in the design of main excavator fabrications. You will be capable of working on your own but also able to lead a small design team on larger programmes, working closely with sales and marketing, purchasing and manufacturing to deliver designs to production.

About You:

You will be experienced in leading designs, executing hand calculations and be comfortable working from an engineering brief as well as arrangement models. A good understanding of fabrications, geometric drawing and tolerancing is essential. An understanding of finite element analysis using ANSYS would be advantageous.

You must be able to interpret standards related to off highway mobile machinery and apply these to your own work.
You should be Capable of presenting to small groups of people both formally and informally in a confident effective manner.
You will have prior experience and full understanding of Engineering Sign Off process and criteria and be capable of compiling engineering sign-off data.
You will be confident in championing projects and chairing meetings to ensure smooth and effective management and be able to lead significant Design and Development projects / programmes, including budgets and timing plans.

Skills and Attributes Summary:

Preferably Chartered Engineer.
Potential for management responsibility (including appraisal).
Proven Project Management capabilities.
Proactive in product development and able to interpret a Sales and Marketing Brief.
Identifies and manages technical and commercial risks.
Contributes and influences divisional strategy on product development.
Actively develops self and others.
Full understanding and guardian of ESO and NPIP
Understanding of quality and manufacturing systems and functions.
Ability to work as part of a Global team interacting with engineers at other sites worldwide.
Good understanding of manufacturing techniques - profiling, weld assemblies, machining, castings, forgings and able to apply this to the design
5 years minimum relevant experience

Our client offers a competitive salary, bonus and pension scheme, Healthcare and relocation assistance where needed. Opportunities for personal development and career progression. 33 days holiday increasing with service to 38 days. Fully supportive of professional development such as IMechE, IET and CIPD.

Applications are welcomed from Candidates who possess the relevant skills and experience as detailed in the job description.

Recent Graduates who do not have the required level of skills and experience need not apply.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK before making an application and it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence of such eligibility
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