senior design engineer in peterborough

07 January 2019
alexandra robinson, randstad cpe
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£ 25 - £ 35 per hour
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peterborough, east of england
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£ 25 - £ 35 per hour
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alexandra robinson, randstad cpe
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job description

A Senior Design Engineer is required on a contract basis to join an industry leading manufacturing business.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity? Do you have a background in design engineering? If you are seeking an exciting challenge then this is the role for you!


Ideal candidates would have a mix of design and development experience, knowledge of IC engines and be able to plan and execute challenging tasks/projects with minimal supervision

Candidates should be experienced in performing at least several of the below

1 Design and sourcing of core engine architecture including: -

Cylinder heads & blocks, valve mechanisms, camshafts, gears and aluminium die cast components.

1 Working directly with the Technical Lead to identify and deliver components and systems
2 Working with suppliers to develop component and system solutions using APQP to deliver high quality results
3 Conducting FMEA's on components and systems to identify and address design risks and determine validation needs.
4 Working with the validation team to plan and execute engine and rig tests.
5 Conducting component and system design reviews to obtain 'buy-in' from the business to select components, designs and suppliers.
6 Communicating with peers, Tech Leader and management, updating progress against planned activities.
7 Utilising a global team to develop models, drawings and other information to support the release of parts onto BoMs and engine lists in preparation for volume production.
8 Support production issues, conduct root cause analysis, implement containment and develop permanent corrective actions. Work with suppliers and keep stakeholders informed of progress and decisions

Through this role, the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to take part in and have significant responsibility for the design/development process for engine components and systems. This gives our employees true product ownership and the opportunity to see their products through to volume production.


1 Customer focus
2 Communication skills
3 Innovation
4 Initiating action
5 Good problem-solving and analysis skills
6 High work standards
7 Good planning and organisational skills



1 Strong diesel engine technical background

(technical degree preferred in mechanical, electronic, electrical, or automotive engineering) though other qualifications / experience will be considered.

1 Good understanding of Manufacturing principles & processes
2 Design and development process experience for engine components and systems
3 Self-motivation and an ability to manage and deliver tasks to meet established commitments.
4 Excellent communications skills & Teamwork across a global organisation.
5 Willing and able to undertake international travel to work with colleagues and suppliers.

(Including, but not exclusively India, China and Japan)


1 Knowledge of engine systems
2 Experience of running and participating in APQP, FMEAs and Design & Development Reviews
3 Design experience gained in the off-highway sector
4 Knowledge and usage of Team Centre - data management software

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.





educational requirements

automotive engineering