Principal Design Engineer - Gears

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  • Location:

    Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £70000 per annum

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    Michael Day

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    11 months ago

Principal Design Engineer - Gears

Are you an experienced Design Engineer? Are you interested in working for a market leading global Engineering and environmental consultancy? If so, please read on!

CBSbutler are working with an engineering and environmental consultancy based in Leamington Spa that are looking for a Design Engineer to join the team. We are looking for a Design Engineer with previous experience leading the Design, Analysis and Production of complex rotating components focusing on gears.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work on a variety of market sectors including automotive, marine, aerospace, industrial and defence markets.

  • Design and analyse transmission assemblies and components comprising of shafts, bearings and gears such as parallel axis and epicyclic gear sets.

  • Lead geartrain design through typical design phases of concept, definitive and detail design and support through testing and production phases.

  • Understanding and being able to generate duty cycle information from road load data for different components.

  • Familiar with ISO 6336 and DIN 3962.

  • Be familiar with gear manufacturing methods and achievable tolerances for prototype and mass production.

  • In-depth understanding on how the wide range of material choices, production methods, heat treatment methods and finishing processes for gears influence durability and NVH.

  • Work closely with manufacturing and process engineers to ensure products are designed for manufacture and assembly, from prototype to full production projects.

  • Gear macro and micro geometry design and the possible NVH effects.

  • Creation of gear production documentation.

  • Understand the effect of lubricant selection and the effect this may have on gear performance.

  • Aware of the design principles of bevel gears, including straight bevel, spiral bevel, and hypoids.

  • Be able to identify failure modes from visual inspection.

  • Checking and validating Design Engineer's designs and drawings as required.

  • Technical delivery to time, cost, and quality targets.

  • Presenting and reporting progress of geartrain deliverables to the customer, project management or Chief Designer.

  • Follow departmental processes relating to management of designs (MDP).

  • Coaching and mentoring Design Engineers in design techniques and departmental processes.

  • Regularly review departmental design processes and identify any updates required.

  • Identify opportunities to innovate and suggest R&D topics for further study.

  • Supports proposal generation and advise on mechanical design content, timing, and resource.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree (Bachelor or Masters) in Mechanical Engineering or similar field or with equivalent technical experience.

  • CEng or equivalent preferred.

  • Proven experience in Mechanical Engineering of geared systems.

  • Broad range of mechanical design knowledge preferably with experience in one of the following areas: Engines, Transmission, Vehicle, Hybrids.

  • Advanced capabilities in Microsoft Office and applications.

  • Extensive experience in a Gear, Shaft and Bearing analysis software.

  • Leadership of small teams.

  • The ability to understand technical drawings to a high standard with high GD&T competency.

  • Confident proactive character, ability to take the lead in challenging situations.

  • Excellent technical communication skills, dealing with other employees, suppliers, and external clients in English.