Permanent REF: #BBBH10456

Senior Mechanical Engineer (Fuel Systems)

£50,000-£60,000 per annumDerby



  • Creating, maintaining, and delivering the project plan for your system based on cascaded targets and allocated resource.
  • Coordinate and liaise with key stakeholders.
  • Create clean sheet concept designs from first principles.
  • Polan and execute POC (proof-of concept) assessments through test campaign or first principles analysis and simulation. Develop system and component FMEAs and DVPs.
  • Coordinate and supervise DVP activities (e.g. analytical, simulation, and rig/engine/machine testing).
  • Use problem solving methodologies (Global 8D, DMAIC)
  • Engage and support suppliers via the APQP process; deliver prototypes and PPAP parts to schedule and fulfil quality and performance requirements.

In addition to a passion for engineering, and a desire to be 'hands-on' with engine and machines from concept to completion, the candidates will:

  • 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 a strong grasp of the engine/vehicle product development cycle, and expertise in engine system and component specification, design, development and sign-off (using relevant tools)
  • Experienced supplier interactions and management, with good commercial awareness.
  • Understand and contribute to the management of the project.
  • Previous experience of full system design for diesel or gasoline engines is essential. Experience on Diesel common rail fuel systems (including HP pump, injectors, fuel filters etc.) will be preferred.
  • Practical understanding of ICE operating principles (e.g. mechanical/electromechanical design, thermodynamics, and tribology).

Having spoken to the hiring managers, they are open to considering candidates who do not necessarily tick all the boxes but have sufficient relevant practical experience and theoretical understanding to adapt to the role.

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Tom Faint

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