Engineering & Electronics

Design Engineer (Base Engines)

  • Contract
  • Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK
  • 41968223



PE Global are looking for a Design Engineer to work on the Base Engines and core  components team of a leading Engine manufacturing company  based in Peterborough. This is a 12 month + contract and hybrid schedule of minimum of 2 days a week onsite.


Key Responsibilities

  • Design and packaging of at least one from a variety of core engine components:

               major aluminium and cast iron castings, geartrain, valvetrain, drivetrain and in-cylinder

Components related to breather, cooling & lubrication systems and FEAD systems

  • Working in a multi-disciplined team to ensure solutions meet customer, durability and functional requirements
  • Developing strong relationships with suppliers to ensure design solutions are aligned to high quality and cost expectations…using the APQP process.
  • Taking the lead or supporting FMEA on components and systems to identify and address design risks and determine validation needs
  • Conduct or generate reports to support component and system design reviews
  • Maintain communication to peers, team leader and stakeholders with progress against planned activities
  • Development of drawings to  standards and other technical data to support the release of parts for prototype and volume production.
  • Support field and production issues, determine root cause, put in place containment actions, and develop permanent corrective actions. Work with suppliers and keep stakeholder informed of progress and decisions


Required Experience

  • Strong technical background (HNC or technical degree preferred in mechanical or automotive engineering) though other qualifications / experience is equally valued
  • Knowledge of Core Engine systems such as Rotating Systems, Valvetrain, Castings, Lubrication, Breather and Cooling systems
  • Good understanding of Manufacturing principles & processes
  • Modelling & Detailing experience in CREO4
  • Design knowledge of engine & mechanical components and systems
  • Self-motivation and an ability to manage and deliver tasks to meet established commitments.
  • Excellent communications skills & Teamwork
  • To collaborate & manage interactions on behalf of Caterpillar with external suppliers to develop design solutions (APQP).
  • Experience of running and participating in FMEA
  • Ability to use CREO Simulate
  • Experience in component and engine validation & verification
  • Bolted joint and sealing experience
  • Design experience gained in the off-highway diesel or machine sector
  • Knowledge and usage of Team Centre – data management software
  • New design development following the APQP methodology
  • Familiarity with Microsoft O365 including Teams




If interested in applying to this job opportunity, please don’t hesitate to call +44  20 3966 9800 or alternatively send an updated CV to

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in UK***


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