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We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for a CAD Engineer to join an automotive business in the Northamptonshire area: 


CAD Engineer


£35,000 - £40,000


Monday - Friday | 0800 - 1700

Within this position, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Lead/Chief Engineer by designing and developing systems for various programmes and project frameworks. Also, to produce detailed design schemes using computer-aided software such as CATIA V5.


  • Design, develop and engineer high quality models using 3D and 2D CAD tools, considering design for manufacturing and assembly, the quality of functional deployment and the finite element analysis data

  • Design system attributes and frameworks for processes and produce designs that meet targets for feasibility, performance, costs, quality, safety, legislation, and timing

  • Ensure all work that is carried out is following Company design, safety, quality, environmental compliance and procedural standards

  • Interact with and support the Lead/Chief Engineer as necessary to obtain critical design information to achieve targets effectively and within intended time frames

  • Update and maintain product design files

  • Assist in improving daily processes to ensure that all systems meet the necessary specifications and performance targets necessary

  • Train and guide the team on design reviews in addition to customers and suppliers

  • Determine limitation, assumptions and solutions in the design and development of CAD models

  • Analyse, design and build business/technical solutions that deliver the desired outcome

  • Create detailed design documentation

  • Define, create, and maintain development methodologies, procedures, and standards

  • Produce final design specifications


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to work with minimal instruction and the ability to take ownership

  • Able to identify time constraints, problems or deadlines and find appropriate solutions

  • Thrive in a pressurised and fast paced environment, with the ability to prioritise workload

  • Reliable and punctual

  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills and attention to detail

  • A strong team ethic with the ability to interact with all levels across the business

  • Have a drive to seek continuous improvement, to manage and develop a system

  • To comply with all company policies and procedures


  • Catia V5 knowledge/experience

  • Knowledge of materials and processes to ensure designs are developed meeting industry standards

  • Experience with system design and delivery

  • Experience in automotive components (Interior/Exterior/Vehicle), processes, and systems in a motorsport/low volume environment

  • Practice in technical skills such as GD&T, DFM, DFA, CAE/FEA, CAD, FMEA, DVP&R

Reference ID: 457558


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