Senior Design Engineer

Senior Design Engineer

Company
Good Fabrications
Date Posted
26th September 2018
Reference
VAC-1212
Sector
Design Engineer
Location
Thame / UK
Benefits
Competitive salary, 11% non-contributory pension, 20 days annual leave
Salary
Competitive Salary

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading provider of exhaust systems to the worldwide motorsports industry (F1, NASCAR, WRC, Indy Car, Rallycross, GT Cars and Le Mans prototypes.) for more than 30 years. As a development and production partner for engine builders and race teams, GoodFabs helps design and fabricate exhaust systems by utilising an experienced workforce and well-equipped workshop.

 

We are seeking a Senior Designer to lead our growing design team from our base in Motorsport Valley. Significant knowledge and experience of designing fixturing jigs and interpreting models is required for a position which will see you reacting to the requirements of our F1 team and engine builder customers. You will produce clear, concise designs which fabricators and machinists can use to produce market-leading components as well as designing project specific press tools and a range of machined parts.

 

As Senior Designer, you will be responsible for the management, motivation and continued development of the Design Engineer, imparting your knowledge and encouraging the use of industry best practices in the production of the highest achievable standard of technical drawing possible.

You will be a direct liaison between GoodFabs and our customers, working closely with them to examine drawings and where applicable, provide relevant feedback.

Your experience will be used to identify new strategic opportunities for GoodFabs, facilitating the development of key relationships by meeting with prospective customers and partners, and being a standard-bearer for the Company and the services we provide.

 

The role will suit an experienced and highly-motivated design engineer ideally with a strong and established background within the automotive industry, who is in possession of the following skills:

  • Excellent engineering design skills, knowledge and experience
  • A solid understanding of the common manufacturing processes (machining, fabrication, composites, etc.)
  • Setting out production and assembly processes
  • A high level of expertise using CAD to create 2D drawings from 3D models is essential
  • Excellent organisational and people management skills are an essential part of the role to ensure rapid roll-out of designs
  • Accurate and concise written and communication skills are essential
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment, often under pressure and within time constraints

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Designer with strong commercial awareness to make a significant impact in a rewarding and challenging permanent role, offering high levels of responsibility.

 

This is a permanent, UK-based role which includes a competitive salary and bonus scheme plus an 11% of salary non-contributory pension on total earnings. 4 weeks holiday rising to 5 weeks after two years.

 

Applicants must be currently eligible to work in the UK.

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