Senior Chassis Engineer- Steering Systems

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Leamington Spa

  • Closing Date
  • 15/02/2018

Job Description

Ricardo is a global strategic, technical and environmental consultancy. It is also a specialist niche manufacturer of high performance products. The company employs over 2,100 professional engineers, consultants and scientists who are committed to delivering outstanding projects focused on class-leading innovation in our core product areas of engine, transmission, vehicle, hybrid and electrical systems, environmental forecasting and impact analysis.


Our activities cover a range of market sectors including passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail, defence, motorsport, motorcycle, off-highway, marine, clean energy and power generation and government. Our client list includes the world’s major transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organisations, energy companies, financial institutions and government agencies.



You will be leading the successful delivery of the steering system on a project to meet functional performance, quality, cost and timing targets. You will define the system specifications of hydraulic, electric-hydraulic or electric power assisted steering systems, as well as system level attribute targets from the vehicle level attribute targets and cascade relevant targets to the chassis team. You will develop an understanding of the mechanical, electrical and functional safety requirements for autonomous vehicles and provide guidance to CAD designers, in component design and packaging work. You will also be resposible for liaising with our CAE team to ensure braking system components meet all performance and attribute targets.

Responsibility for outlining and supporting the test and development activities and ensuring compliance for the steering system will lie with you, as will creation and delivery of Design Verification (DV) plans and managing DV delivery.



The skills, experience and qualities we seek for this position are:


  • Technical knowledge of passenger car and off-road vehicle steering systems including system design and specification, performance prediction and design verification
  • Proven experience of delivering at least 2 steering systems from concept to production within an OEM, Tier 1 or consultancy environment
  • Understanding of the mechanical, electrical and hydraulic design of steering system components
  • Familiarity with data logging, chassis system test instrumentation and data processing
  • Experience of writing functional requirements, developing test methods and test reporting
  • Experience of automotive product development cycle
  • Full UK driving license (no restrictions), vehicle testing and evaluation experience
  • Good knowledge of chassis component attributes, service implications, manufacturing and assembly requirements
  • A team player with the ability to work alongside talented colleagues as part of a driven and dedicated team



Ricardo offers a competitive salary and benefits packages, working in a clean, safe environment, along with excellent training and development prospects


Ricardo is an equal opportunities employer.

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