Job Summary :
Working as an automotive engineer, you’ll design new products and in some cases modify those currently in use. You’ll also identify and solve engineering problems.
You’ll need to have a combination of engineering and commercial skills to be able to deliver projects within budget. Once you’ve built up experience, it’s likely you’ll specialise in a particular area, for example, structural design, exhaust systems or engines.
Typically, you’ll focus on one of three main areas:
- Research and development.
Roles & Responsibility :
- Use computer-aided design (CAD) packages to develop ideas and produce designs.
- Decide on the most appropriate materials for component production.
- Solve engineering problems using electrical, hydraulic, thermodynamic or pneumatic principles.
- Build prototypes of components and test their performance, weaknesses and safety.
- Take into consideration changing customer needs and government emissions regulations when developing new designs and manufacturing procedures.
- Prepare material, cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications.
- Liaise with suppliers and handle supply chain management issues.
- Manage projects, including budgets, production schedules, resources, staff and supervise quality control.
- Inspect and test drive vehicles and check for faults.
Required Qualification / Desired Skill :
- Bachelor’s degree in Automobile/Automotive Engineering.
- An interest in motor vehicle engineering and design.
- A high level of numeracy and technical competency, with an understanding of the applications used within design and production.
- An eye for detail.
- Ability to analyse and interpret data to help with problem-solving.
- Effective communication and presentation skills with colleagues and clients.
- Ability to work effectively in teams but also independently, and to take responsibility.
- Good time-management and organisational skills to make sure design projects and production run to schedule.
- Ability to work within cost constraints.
- Commitment to keep up to date with design and engineering technology.
- Commercial and industry awareness.