Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Posted: December 22nd, 2021
Multimatic Technical Centre Europe (MTCE) provides engineering and product development services to race teams and OEM’s around the world. It is Multimatic's Centre of Excellence for the ongoing design, development and implementation of DSSV® Damping Technology, and has established a strong relationship with key international Motorsports organizations. MTCE is also a leading contract engineering and vehicle development resource to major automotive OEMs and a growing number of niche vehicle manufacturers.
The Vehicle Systems Design Department at MTCE provides engineering development support services to OEM’s and a wide variety of outside customers. The products that are developed in the Vehicle Systems Department range from low-volume components to high performance road cars. Development of advanced lightweight structures, many utilising carbon fibre, is spearheaded by this department.
The Vehicle Systems Department at MTCE is currently seeking a Vehicle Systems Design Engineer. Note that this position is not remote based; the candidate needs to work on-site at our Thetford location.
Facility Address: MTCE, Unit 1, Wyatt Way, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 1HJ England
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop optimised design solutions for industries including automotive, communications, motorsports, etc. Determine the best combination of materials and manufacturing processes taking into consideration production volume, performance requirements, and cost. Design work will be performed using either NX or CATIA CAD software. Throughout the development process the Vehicle Systems Design Engineer will have to work closely with other departments at MTCE (Analysis, Prototype, Composites, Testing, etc.), suppliers, and the Customer.
Lead the design and development of new products delivering 3D CAD and 2D detail drawings suitable for manufacture
Ensure that the Customer’s requirements, which include project timing, are understood and met
Review all related supplier/customer/regulatory specifications and requirements for components
Perform manual calculations and tolerance stacks as required
Perform packaging and clearance/swing studies
Review results/drawings to ensure that there are no errors
Create reports and releases as required
Consider alternative solutions for given tasks or problems
Be cognizant of prototype builds and review progress with an eye for product improvement and potential build issues
Determine when analysis and testing is required
Compare the predicted and measured performance as data becomes available
Conduct engineering and design reviews as required
Keep supervisor informed of all program issues
Maintain project folder and data
Attend meetings, present results, and perform demonstrations as required
Ensure that minutes are taken at all formal meetings
Document/present information obtained from conferences and training courses as required
Ensure good communication with other team members
Ability and willingness to travel internationally
Education and Experience:
University degree in a relevant engineering discipline (mechanical, mechatronics, or automotive engineering)
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in concept development and detail design of a variety of body and vehicle systems with a solid background in GD&T
Expert knowledge of CAD software (NX and CATIA are preferred)
Excellent problem solving skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact with all levels of employees/ stakeholders: customers, suppliers, engineers, etc...
Demonstrated organisational skills and ability to independently manage workload
Ability to thrive in a face-paced, team environment, able to adapt to find solutions and meet deadlines as design challenges arise
Knowledge of high volume manufacturing methods; welding, stamping, forging, casting, injection molding, cold-forming, machining, etc.
Able to create DFMEAs and have good knowledge of PFMEAs
Familiarity with Quality procedures
High level of interest in automotive engineering
Body surfacing CAD experience is an asset
Knowledge of carbon fibre component manufacturing techniques is an asset
Hands-on build/fabrication skills are an asset
If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume. We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.