Reporting to Principal Engineer Systems
Employment Status Permanent
Line Manager Principal Engineer (Design)
Location Shoreham-by-Sea
Salary Range £ Depending on experience

Cox Powertrain is a privately owned, well-funded, company. It has taken a clean sheet approach through its development programme to deliver diesel engine designs that combine innovation, with best engineering practice to develop patented technologies to unlock new levels of power density.

The company is an exciting place to work, where innovative and unusual ideas are actively encouraged. The business is rapidly growing, and as such – is the ideal environment for a candidate wishing to work in a business with opportunity for career progression, and to be involved in an industry-changing development from relatively early on.

The Design Engineer role for which CPT is currently recruiting is ideal for a candidate wishing to work in an environment of rapid technical change, to develop innovative new technologies. The role will allow the candidate to either work across a broad range of systems, or to take a higher level of ownership over the design of a given system, depending on their skillset and approach to work.

JOB FUNCTION

  • To work in conjunction with other design engineers, Lead and Principal engineers to produce component and assembly designs which meet the required performance targets, in accordance with development schedules and company design standards
  • To work as part of a cohesive team, ensuring the quality of output from the design team remains at the highest possible level. This may from time to time involve mentoring of junior design staff
  • In line with the departments’ drive for continuous improvement, contribute to the identification of technical shortcomings and implement design solutions as required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preparation of component and assembly designs, in the form of 3D models, 2D technical drawings and other associated technical documentation, to address technical issues identified by a combination of real-world testing, analytical study and engineering judgement
  • Preparation of design release packs including supporting evidence such as basic calculations to support key design decisions
  • Close cooperation with other key technical stakeholders, including analysis, systems, build & test to ensure the delivery of ‘right first time’, technically sound designs
  • Ensuring one’s own designs meet company design guidelines and standards
  • Effective application of sound engineering principles and ones’ own experience to contribute to the determination of potential root causes for technical challenges, and to propose potential design solutions

STANDARDS

  • Clear positive work ethic with a desire to work to get the job done rather than working to the clock
  • Maintain an enthusiastic, positive, calm and accommodating approach to work and changing priorities
  • A high level of attention to detail, with an aspiration to achieve technical excellence, believing in ‘good enough, is not good enough’.
  • Commitment to the achievement of the company’s long term business objectives

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Necessary

  • Bachelors degree or higher in engineering or a relevant scientific discipline
  • Experience of:
    • Internal combustion engine design
    • Working within an environment of continuous and rapid technical change
  •  A thorough technical understanding of core mechanical engineering principles:
    • Material selection, heat treatment, manufacturing and processing knowledge to include:
      • Forging
      • Casting
      • Injection moulding & vacuum forming
      • Machining (including cutting, grinding & EDM)
    • Rapid manufacturing
    • Stress, strain, fatigue, creep, fretting, galling
    • Bolted joints
    • Fluid bearings, oil/hydraulic system, seals
    • Basic tolerance analysis
    • DFM&A/DFx
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to operate as part of a team both within and outside of the Engineering department
  • Strong 3D CAD skills using Siemens NX design package, with excellent 2D technical drawing skills, and a thorough understanding of GD&T principles to produce drawings in accordance with BS8888, and the ISO GPS framework
  • Sound documentation capabilities and thus experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint for example

ADVANTAGEOUS

  • Experience of:
    • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software such as Teamcenter or Windchill
    • Design and development of gear train systems, hydraulic equipment including manifold, cylinder and/or total system design
    • Design work within the marine industry, and as such – an appreciation of the unique challenges that marine service brings

If you wish to apply for this role, please click on the apply button, or email recruitment@coxpowertrain.com, and include: Your current CV, covering letter including salary expectations and any notice period.

ABOUT COX POWERTRAIN

Cox Powertrain is a privately owned, well-funded, company. It has taken a clean sheet approach through its development programme to deliver diesel engine designs that combine innovation, with best engineering practice to develop patented technologies to unlock new levels of power density.

The company is an exciting place to work, where innovative and unusual ideas are actively encouraged. The business is rapidly growing, and as such – is the ideal environment for a candidate wishing to work in a business with opportunity for career progression, and to be involved in an industry-changing development from relatively early on.