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Concept Engineer - Motorcycle Design

Salary: £0

Location: Leicestershire

Job type: Permanent

Category: Motorcycle

Our global motorcycle manufacturing client is urgently looking to fill the following role: Role context and purpose: The role of Concept Engineer is tailored to a creative engineer. The aim is to use the product requirements, outlined by product strategy and concept engineering, to explore and define, using a variety of methods, a suitable product architecture and appropriate level of physical experience. You will create initial concept vehicle schemes based on your own creative engineering judgement, target data from benchmarking activities and ergonomic requirements. You will develop early styling underlay models based on target dimensions, (i.e. creation of zones defining boundaries for required seat height, reach , knee clearance, luggage fitment etc) working with Industrial Design to resolve any early conflicts between initial concept package requirements and potential Industrial Design theme. Goals: - Kick start whole bike concepts to create a robust starting point for specification documents to be confirmed then design teams to carry out engineering concept. - Improve the link between Product Planning and Design by improving the link between the product requirements and engineering feasibility. - Improve the efficiency of the concept phase. - Keep records of concept phase so concepts can always be re-visited Roles: - Accomplish Benchmark studies (including personally trying products) - Work with other Product strategy team members to define product requirements - Support the team with early guidance of concept feasibility and cost-effective product manufacturing and assembly recommendations. - Work with sourcing to estimate costs for early design concepts in order to facilitate business case and feature/benefit decisions. - Establish fundamental packaging issues, constraints and feasibilities - Create fully laid out, structured CAD schemes - Document how the concept has evolved in a manner that can be presented to various departments. - Mule bike and styling bike design support - Partnering with Product Marketing to explain product's technical attributes and their value to press and analysts - Attending various shows and events to keep up to date on engineering trends and developments. - Keep up to date on current manufacturing capabilities and limitations of vendors and plants. - Recommend new materials and processes that may be used in creating unique and competitively advantaged product. Deliverables: - Input into KOD (kick off document) process - Input into QFD phase of project (creating requirements based on testing) - Input into PCO (Product concept outline document) to define what the product should be. - Carry out Initial concept to create packaged CAD layout of complete bike - Prove off concepts to an appropriate level (For example CAE/ hand calc / actual physical testing) - Mule bike and styling bike design support - Presentation of information at relevant gates. Qualifications & Experience: - Prior Motorcycle industry expereince essential. - Education to Degree level or equivalent preferred. - All design engineering disciplines will be considered if the candidate can demonstrate an appropriate level of expertise in similar component design. - 2-5 years of engineering experience - Highly skilled in CAD modelling ideally in Creo. Surfacing experience using other programmes would be a benefit. - Experience in PLM system usage (particularly Windchill) - Ability to be working on a wide variety of components at one time, balancing workload and prioritising to create the optimum output. - Ability to create full detailed design drawings - Great attention to detail - Good understanding of mechanical design requirements for typical automotive applications e.g. fastening systems, sealing solutions, manufacturing techniques. - Desirable to have a motorcycle licence - Ability to use own initiative when working under pressure - Must be a team player and be able to work closely with multidisciplinary team members Flexibility and Adaptability are key - Strong verbal and written communication skills - Can do attitude. Should have initiative and confidence to get stuck in and get hands dirty. - Ambitious and self-reliant. The services advertised by Premea Limited for this vacancy are those of an Employment Agency. Premea is a specialist recruitment consultancy representing clients in the UK and internationally within the Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace sectors

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