Junior Design Engineer

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location/s
  • Prague

  • Closing Date
  • 23/04/2024

Job Description

Ricardo UK Ltd. Logo

Role: Junior Design Engineer

Location: Prague 

Role ID: 2024-2287


Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world.


We are looking for a Junior Design Engineer to join our team based in our Prague office. In this role you will gain hands-on experience in creating mechanical concepts for various components crucial in the automotive, rail, and aerospace industries. This role also provides exposure to cutting-edge technologies, including fuel cell modules and electric/hybrid powertrains, contributing to a deeper understanding of emerging trends in the automotive sector.


Overall, this role presents a unique opportunity for individuals to develop a robust foundation in mechanical design and manufacturing, positioning them for a successful career trajectory within the automotive and related industries.


We encourage you to apply for this role if you have:

  • Basic knowledge of designing and developing mechanical components and assemblies within the automotive or similar industries (Experience in the automotive industry is preferable but not essential)
  • Basic knowledge of 3D CAD systems, ideally, an experienced user of CATIA V5, Creo or NX CAD systems.
  • Conversant with Windchill PLM system or similar systems.
  • Basic knowledge of automotive powertrains, ideally with some knowledge of electric and hybrid powertrains.
  • Knowledge of volume manufacturing techniques such as sand and die casting for aluminium and iron castings, extrusions, plastic. injection moulding, sheet metal fabrication, metal joining (welding/riveting/bonding)
  • Knowledge of prototype manufacturing techniques such as rapid prototyping and CNC machining.

Your role will involve:

  • The creation of mechanical concepts for engine, transmission and vehicle components including fuel cell module applications.
  • The creation of mechanical concepts and schemes for the packaging of electronic and electrical components for use in battery packs for automotive, rail and aerospace applications.
  • Prototype and production design in the development of mechanical systems and components particularly relating to the above fields.
  • To produce detail drawings of components suitable for prototype and volume production.

Working here

You will be warmly welcomed into our workplace where every voice matters. We are diverse thinkers and doers, coming together to create a culture of inclusion. We will support you to find your place.


We will encourage you to use your passion and expertise to make a positive impact through the projects you work on.  Your knowledge and desire to bring about change will be invaluable in helping deliver innovative solutions that support communities across the globe in becoming safer and more sustainable.



We want you to know how much you are valued. Your remuneration and benefits package will reflect that. You will receive a range of benefits which include support for your physical and mental health. 


Our core benefits include 5 weeks of holiday, a competitive company pension scheme, life assurance and professional subscriptions reimbursement. We also offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.


Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. We value diversity; recognising that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clients the best consultancy service that we can. As part of our commitment to engage positively and pro-actively with all our employees and to ensure an inclusive culture, we are a recognised as a 'disability confident' employer.


Next steps

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.


Ricardo is a Disability confident employer please advise the recruitment team via if you require any adjustments to support you throughout the recruitment process.