Job Description

Job Location

Derby, UK

Type of Job


Salary / Rate

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Senior Systems Design Engineer

Our client based in Derby is looking to recruit a Senior Systems Design  Engineer. 

The role will suit an individual looking for an opportunity to develop their career within a fast paced organisation at the cutting edge of off highway vehicle design and development.

Job Description

Selecting suitable powertrain components to develop a propulsion system to meet the machine & territory requirements using

  1. Diesel, Electric, Hydrogen or Hybrid Systems

  2. CVT, Hydrostatic, Electric or Power shift Transmissions & Axles

  3. The design, specification, validation & delivery of the following systems & sub components;

  4. Under bonnet thermal management systems (Cooling pack including fan drive system)

  5. Induction / filtration systems

  6. Fuel System

  7. Exhaust / After treatment System

  8. Associated Mounting / interfacing systems

  9. Braking Systems


  • 3D concept design

  • 2D drafting and support prototype / production release of components

  • Executing analysis / calculations i.e. CFD, FEA, cooling calcs, stress/strain, component life etc.

Support engineering sign-off requirements via the use of DFMEA’s & DVP’s.

Compiling engineering sign-off data

  • Support development of design standards & test procedures, rig operation, test equipment etc.

  • Support the generation of timing plans, technical requirements & costs

  • Interpreting and using test data and analysis techniques results correctly

  • Work with cross functional teams

  • Supporting continuous improvement initiatives

· Support cost reduction and quality improvements

  • Liaise with internal and external suppliers to develop design briefs / design solutions / validations plans &  delivery plans

  • Championing projects and chair meetings to  ensure smooth and effective management

Lead a small team of engineers (UK based + India design team) throughout the product development cycle

  • Support reviews & generate documentation to prove the machine meets the latest legislation requirements.

  • Support the creation of system and component specifications and design (cascaded from programme targets) – using/commissioning the relevant analysis tools to support data driven      design decisions.

  • Resolve engineering issues using recognised methodologies.

  • Support achievement of business’s quality and warranty targets

  • Coordination with other functional areas, such as programme teams, purchasing, quality, other development teams

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation

  • Have a positive can do attitude

Have a degree in an associated mechanical engineering discipline, with a sound understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles (showing an attention to detail, and being data driven).

Have an understanding of powertrain system / architecture.

Have awareness of cost implications for full component life cycle

  • Be competent with systems and procedures of the department e.g. CAD / SOPs

  • Demonstrates and have whole machine / system knowledge. Has ability (not just technical) to advise and influence other engineers though knowledge and expertise.

  • Be capable of working from engineering brief as well as arrangement models

  • Capable of presenting to groups of people both formally and informally in a confident effective manner.

Interested in this job? Call us on: 0118 981 1110