Development Engineer

Job Description

Development Engineer
Hybrid Working Available (Min 3 days pw onsite in Peterborough though)
Are you a Design or Mechanical Engineer with project engineering experience?
Do you have experience of developing drive train or drive line systems?
Can you work as a bridge between Design, Customer, NPI & Manufacturing Engineers?
If so, please read on!
£35/£37 ph (FCSA Umbrella rate – This role is inside IR35)
Long term opportunity (12 months min, highly likely to extend & become ongoing long term role)
We are looking to recruit an engineer who is looking for a diverse & interesting role.
Full description below, but this will be a long running & interesting role for a major Cambridgeshire based (Peterborough) automotive manufacturer
The Drive Train Systems team has engineering responsibility for all drivetrain components with a focus on transmissions.  To support the need to improve our responsiveness to OEM customers, engage in new cost reduction projects, develop robust solutions to current product design issues, and develop drive-train solutions for the future we require an experienced drive train engineer.
This role will play a key part in either; the design, development, integration and validation of transmission design solutions (new or existing), or addressing known field issues and supporting production line quality and velocity, or supporting the generation of cost reduction ideas through design studies. Reporting directly to the engineering manager the individual will be required to manage the resolution of multiple issues.  Technical design, development and project engineering experience is required, and transmissions and/or drive-train component and system design is preferred along with some project management or experience. The successful candidate will be expected to work within a team of engineers providing technical expertise.  The role will include release and implementation of drawings through the appropriate engineering systems. Ideally min 3-5 years of drive-train or driveline systems (rotating components) design and development experience.
Key Skills:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree or comparable expertise through experience.
  • Experience of driveline/engine development, design, installation, test and validation.
  • Conducting System FMEA’s
  • Powertrain focused position, power transfer, understanding of hydraulics, electrical systems and control (this could have been within a similar industry such as Aero/Defence scenarios)
  • Ability to self-direct but also work effectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects.
  • Knowledge of engineering to release processes.
  • Proven mechanical engineering competence, either in the field of root cause analysis or component/system level validation.

Preferred Skills:

  • New product introduction knowledge.

The client has indicated a rate range of £35 – £37 ph, FCSA Umbrella (this role is inside IR35) however may be willing to discuss applications outside of this on a case by case basis. Please apply for full details

Job Overview

Job Title:Development Engineer
Contract Type:Contractor
Location:Peterborough, UK
Salary: £35 - £37
Expiry Date: April 25, 2024
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