Design Engineer

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We are looking for a driven and ambitious design engineer to join our team and support development of cutting-edge prototype hydraulic systems. The design engineer will be responsible for modelling in CAD, carrying out analysis and producing manufacturing documentation for sub-assemblies within our active suspension projects, as well as supporting the same functions on other systems or valve projects when required.

A successful candidate should be able to take a holistic approach to design, considering the components and their analysis from knowledge of first principles, and then making decisions based on inputs from FEA, CFD and DFM.

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree level education in Mechanical Engineering or closely related subject
  • Understanding of the design process and engineering principles
  • Understanding of metallurgy and material science
  • Understanding of machining processes and their relevance in mechanical design
  • Experience with CAD and producing technical drawings
  • High levels of personal accountability and ownership, to effectively deliver on challenging and ambitious targets
  • Strong presentation (both of technical solutions and data) and reporting skills
  • Ability to focus on detail to fully understand issues and drive improvement

Beneficial Requirements:

  • Experience using FEA tools
  • Experience using CFD tools
  • Experience in hydraulics/servo valve and proportional valve design
  • Understanding of Additive Manufacturing process
  • Basic understanding of wider system technology including electronics, software and control, and its impact on mechanical design
  • Experience working in Automotive, particularly with suspension and vehicle dynamics

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design of prototype suspension sub-assemblies
  • Management of manufacturing documentation, including CAD, drawings, bill of materials and AM build files
  • Finding and communicating with suppliers for prototype manufacture
  • Providing design support throughout manufacture, assembly and testing
  • Where required provide the above capability to support other projects, such as valves, brake by wire and flight controls
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver world leading products


  • 56 days off consisting of 22 days to use as you like, 26 fixed days (alternate Fridays off) + public bank holidays
  • Employee share scheme
  • High performance computing kit and accessories
  • Employer pension scheme (5% contribution)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A culture committed to continuous personal and professional development
  • Amazing people and more

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