specialist design engineer in peterborough

04 January 2019
alexandra robinson, randstad cpe
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£ 25 - £ 45 per hour
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peterborough, east of england
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£ 25 - £ 45 per hour
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alexandra robinson, randstad cpe
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job description

A Specialist-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? If you are seeking an exciting challenge then this is the role for you!


To execute and communicate the concept and design of complex engineering projects for prototype and release to production in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality and serviceability.

Designer - CMET

The successful applicant will hold a key role within the L5 Mechanical Systems team, having responsibility to lead engine installation design into off-highway machines with associated machine architectural changes, in support of the business' acquisition with strategic OEMs. Working in a multi-discipline team and supporting the Customer Machine Engineering team programme manager, the successful applicant will combine diesel engine and aftertreatment knowledge with their understanding of off-highway machines, their power trains and systems to initiate and develop optimal engine~machine installation concepts & designs.


* Lead and create engine-in-machine packaging feasibility studies, exploring integration ideas and summarising alternative concepts
* Implementing selected concept(s) through design, in accordance with prevailing design guides and standards evolving from prototype design to production level as development progresses
* Present & discuss technical proposals both internally and with OEM customers, informally and in structured design review meetings
* Self-management of assigned tasks to agreed customer critical requirements, delivering high quality work to documented or novel processes within agreed timescales
* Profiling new engine options
* Minimise option proliferation and optimise for modularity & compatibility
* Prepare material for analysis and transfer to OEM customers
* Managing positive BOM for machine builds
* Close liaison with internal and OEM Project teams
* Champion customer engagement and support
* Evaluate and promote new products and processes
* Contribute in component, sub-system and system FMEAs
* Delivering to committed deadlines


* Engine architects
* Customer engineers
* Platform designers
* Workshop technicians
* Project engineer
* Component SMEs
* Global design team
* Structural Simulation Team


* Technical understanding of off-highway machines & their power trains
* Engineering hand calculations & an understanding of analysis led design
* Appreciation of other CAD systems & translation/transfer
* Professional communication of technical information with team, customers and suppliers
* Original thinker with a positive 'can-do' attitude
* Accountability
* Occasional travel


* Requires a bachelor's or master degree in an accredited Engineering subject or significant engineering experience.
* Incumbents must have industrial experience in design of vehicle/machine systems or diesel engine integration. Requires a self-starter with strong technical leadership skills with the ability to lead by influence. Ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively with others in the work group, as well as employees in other business units, customers, and suppliers where English may not be the first language.

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