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Vehicle Development Design Engineer

Venatu Recruitment Group are delighted to be working in partnership with a forward-thinking manufacturer in the automotive industry who are experiencing significant growth which is expected to continue.

  • Location: Rotherham
  • Salary: £30,000 - £40,000pa
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 6 March 2019
  • Ref: 900891


  • The purpose of this role is to deliver complete system solutions for commercial vehicles.
  • This will include components such as traction motors, gearboxes, power controllers, battery systems together with 3rd part selected ancillary components and design the installation, mechanical structures, cooling systems and harnesses to package them into commercial vehicles such as buses, trucks and off road mobile equipment.


  • Creating design layouts and schematics for vehicle installation within the required weight constraints and to achieve the required levels of manufacturability and after sales service.
  • Building and managing complex 3D models
  • Undertaking design analysis including lifetime and strength calculations
  • Supervising the first of type installation of drive systems into vehicles at our engineering workshops.
  • Generating the required documentation to support the vehicles through the certification process, performance evaluation and into manufacture.


  • A keen interest in, and knowledge of commercial vehicle drive systems and vehicle technology
  • Degree qualified in a mechanical, automotive or other vehicle related engineering discipline
  • Experience in a product development design environment (minimum 5 years’ experience)
  • Good 3D visualisation skills and packaging skills using 3D CAD tools and software including Solid Edge and ANSYS.
  • Ability to find components in the existing commercial vehicle component supply chain and to interact with suppliers and design using these components.
  • Experience of working in a proactive and dynamic engineering environment.


  • Experience of designing fabricated structures.
  • Experience in generating technical installation and service documentation for use in the commercial vehicle environment.

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