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Project Engineer - Torque Tube and Propshaft

Apply now Job no: 509656
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Vehicle Engineering

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Job Purpose:

Specification, design, and technical ownership of Transmission and Driveline systems.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Generate system specifications, and be responsible for delivery of hardware that meets system targets
  • Chair FMEA meetings, ensure development team alignment on DVP and test activities
  • Create and maintain commodity plans
  • Liaise with interfacing system owners and package teams ensuring compatibility
  • Work closely with component suppliers ensuring cost, mass and functional optimisation
  • Support procurement team during supplier nomination process
  • Work closely with development team to ensure functional performance and durability is meeting expectations
  • Concern resolution
  • Optimise drive shaft NVH
  • Work closely with simulation team to ensure good model correlation
  • Extensive liaison with internal manufacturing teams
  • Releasing for prototype procurement and production launch
  • Create and maintain system BOM
  • Tolerance studies
  • Reviewing concept designs, apply technical rigor, ensure quality in the technical solutions
  • Checking of 2D drawings

Qualification & Experience:

  • Significant experience in the design and development of prop shafts, ideally in a torque tube arrangement
  • Simulation techniques used to analyse these systems
  • Test methods used in the validation of drivetrain systems
  • Ability to analyse and validate supplier data to identify issues
  • Working across functional teams (design, development, procurement, build and test) to deliver viable design solutions
  • Volume manufacturing processes – casting, machining, fabrication
  • Assembly line and general design for manufacture considerations
  • Managed concern resolution
  • BOM definition and maintenance
  • Creation of system DFMEAs
  • Driving optimisation through analysis
  • Appreciation of test instrumentation and data analysis
  • Working within an OEM environment
  • Formal releasing procedures and design change management
  • Supporting test teams with problem solving/concern resolution
  • Tracking and planning of engineering, tooling and piece costs
  • Support of production sourcing activities
  • Support of production launch
  • 3D and 2D CAD skills
  • Teamcentre PLM system
  • In-vehicle conditions and requirements
  • Engineering process and a working knowledge of industry standard tool sets.
  • Developing design standards
  • Developing and documenting benchmark data
  • Applicable legislation and certification requirements
  • Engineering degree or equivalent qualification
  • Industry related courses


  • An inquisitive nature that will question until a technical understanding is reached
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks on a day to day level
  • Strong teamworking skills are required to ensure effective communication and collaboration across functional teams
  • Confidence to know when to challenge existing process or constraints
  • Strong technical skills and understanding of engineering fundamentals
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Cost awareness
  • A proactive, self-motivated and flexible approach
  • Able to present clearly and concisely when required
  • Open and honest communication
  • Accountable and responsible to deliver on commitments

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