Senior Design Engineer Design & Solidworks Published: 14th July 2016
Job Type
Negotiable + Benefits


Role objectives:

This role requires an experienced design engineer who can use his design & Solidworks skills to create complex 3D models & accurate detailed drawings. My clients targets for continued growth are ambitious and as such the job offers scope for progression and personal development as the company continues to build its position in the market.

Qualifications and Personal Characteristics


  • HND in mechanical or manufacturing engineering
  • 5 years Solidworks 3D CAD experience
  • Demonstrable experience in designing complex CNC machined components from billet.
  • Use and application of GD&T in creation of accurate production drawings
  • FEA experience
  • Understanding of automotive applications and other aspects of vehicle design
  • Sufficiently commercially aware to recognize the impact of his actions on the bottom line
  • A high degree of self-motivation and ability to work under pressure when necessary
  • A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude, who can work at speed to achieve tight deadlines
  • Eloquent and outgoing, able to build strong relationships with suppliers and customer engineers and liaise on technical matters with other departments
  • Has the level of commitment to ‘go the extra mile’ when required
  • Ability to supervise work of other department members when necessary


  • Degree in mechanical, automotive or manufacturing engineering
  • Advanced Solidworks surface modelling capability
  • Familiarity designing for castings & forgings
  • Drawings creation within Solidworks
  • Solidworks Simulation and/or HyperWorks
  • Hands on design experience of brake and actuation components
  • Experience of working within the Automotive industry and IT systems
  • Working knowledge of D-FMEA, P-FMEA, DVP&R & APQP


  • Operating in a team environment, to design and develop foundation brake components (calipers, discs) and assemblies that meet both performance and production efficiency criteria.
  • To take responsibility for key brake design and development projects and to comply with customer requirements.
  • To innovate in order to develop the companies position as a front-running racing and high performance road brake manufacturer.
  • Using Solidworks 3D CAD software, to produce accurate complex solid models, component detail drawings, assembly drawings and customer installation drawings.
  • To manage Engineering Change, Part Number, BOM and other business system data to ensure accurate control of product is maintained throughout the business.
  • Using FEA software, to undertake stress analysis calculations.
  • Within established guidelines, ensure that components designed are technically sound, robust and cost effective.
  • To compile concise specifications for test, development and validation of components and assemblies.
  • To monitor the total cost of components and assemblies in order to ensure the most cost effective production route is selected.
  • To support the New Product Introduction process of a new product into manufacturing through liaison with other departments
  • To assist in component supplier search and selection.
  • To provide technical support to sales, manufacturing, quality and suppliers.
  • To support customers through provision of advice by telephone and, face-to-face meetings.
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