CAD Architect - Exterior Trim & Lighting

  • Job Reference: 431558296-2
  • Date Posted: 26 November 2021
  • Employer: ARM Defence
  • Location: Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Salary: £60,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: Engineering and Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you looking for a new role within the Automotive Industry? We are supporting a permanent role based in Warwick.

Job Purpose:

  • The job holder will work, with the minimum of supervision, on the Concept Design, package and realisation of a variety of Exterior trim & lighting components & their boundary interfaces in order to suitably package vehicle deign to allow for finished detailed CAD designs to be produced. The role will also be the Lead CAD specialist within the team and uphold and maintain the team's CAD standards, including advising & monitoring the CAD groups quality standards.

What You'll Be Doing

  • CAD design and modelling of Exterior trim & vehicle packaging in Siemens NX
  • Develop detailed and robust technical concepts in 2D & 3D for exterior and lighting considering surrounding vehicle package, vehicle attributes, manufacturing process & cost
  • Lead the concept cross functional interface for exterior & lighting
  • Management of created CAD into Teamcenter ensuring all model attributes are completed to the company's standards
  • Ensure models are compatible with surrounding environment and suitable for Engineering Release
  • Support virtual build phases
  • Preparation of detailed drawings to drafting standards may be required
  • Experience of component design for injection moulding, RRIM, pressings and extrusion, casting processes in various materials is important.
  • Experience of lighting packaging
  • Contribute to updates of Best Practice and Engineering Standards manuals
  • Knowledge and ability to work in concept phases of a vehicle program and be confident in developing master sections for vehicle hard points
  • Present technical detail in cross functional reviews in a clear and appropriate manor
  • Lead and co-ordinate a small team of CAD engineers either on site or off shore for larger, more complex assemblies
  • The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company's objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

Your Experience

  • CAD design and modelling of Exterior trim & vehicle packaging in Siemens NX
  • Develop detailed and robust technical concepts in 2D & 3D for exterior and lighting considering surrounding vehicle package, vehicle attributes, manufacturing process & cost
  • Lead the concept cross functional interface for exterior & lighting
  • Management of created CAD into Teamcenter ensuring all model attributes are completed to company's standards
  • Ensure models are compatible with surrounding environment and suitable for Engineering Release
  • Support virtual build phases
  • Preparation of detailed drawings to drafting standards may be required
  • Experience of component design for injection moulding, RRIM, pressings and extrusion, casting processes in various materials is important.
  • Experience of lighting packaging
  • Contribute to updates of Best Practice and Engineering Standards manuals
  • Knowledge and ability to work in concept phases of a vehicle program and be confident in developing master sections for vehicle hard points
  • Present technical detail in cross functional reviews in a clear and appropriate manor
  • Lead and co-ordinate a small team of CAD engineers either on site or off shore for larger, more complex assemblies
  • The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company's objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

The successful candidate may be required to achieve a level 3 driving permit for prototype vehicle testing.

Travel may be required within in Europe, US & rest of world to visit component suppliers or support vehicle testing.

Benefits Package

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Cover
  • 26 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Mercedes Lease Scheme