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Cummins Inc. Mechanical Design Lead Engineer in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Mechanical Design Lead Engineer


Closing date: 27th August 2020

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Cummins will be the leading provider of electrified power in our commercial and industrial markets just as we are the leader in diesel and natural gas-powered products.

Cummins will provide the entire electrified power solution, as well as some of the most critical components that have the largest impact on performance, quality and power of the system to deliver the most value to our customers. Our Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) system launched in 2019 for bus, and our Range Extended Electric Vehicle (REEV) system launches in 2020 for bus. Additional offerings for various other applications are soon to follow.

This is an exciting opportunity in Milton Keynes for a Mechanical Design Lead Engineer.

The Role:

As the Mechanical Design Lead Engineer you will be responsible for leading a team focused on all mechanical aspects associated with battery packs designed for trucks and busses.

You will not be doing the designs yourself but will need to break down the system requirement level and component design activities for your team.

This is the role for you if you enjoy working with prototype builds and testing them directly.

This product focused position applies specialized knowledge of engineering principles and design practices to create optimized design concepts and mechanical design specifications considering application, cost, weight, performance, reliability, durability, manufacturing, assembly, and serviceability.

Your other duties in the role will include:

  • Being able to effectively communicates the capability of a design concept to meet cross-functional requirements including assessment of alternative and competitive design concepts and works effectively across cross-functional disciplines to develop corporate and customer requirements including those required to resolve product issues.

  • Obtaining input and leads the negotiation with cross-functional and cross-discipline technical experts and senior-level designers to communicate the component and subsystem design intent through a thorough Design Review package to the Product Preceding Technology, (PPT), Value Package Introduction (VPI) / New Product Introduction (NPI), or Value Package Change Request (VPCR) team requiring a such holistic assessment of various design concepts.

  • Leading the design decision making in the areas of component and subsystem design concept selection, concept optimization, and design specifications that impact customers targeted to be served by a given Product Preceding Technology, (PPT), Value Package Introduction (VPI), or Value Package Change Request (VPCR) initiative.

  • Applying and leading the execution of processes such as Critical Design Decisions, System Design and Validation Consideration Checklist, Design Review and tools such as iDFMEA, DVA, GD&T, CREO, ANSYS Workbench required to enable high quality subsystem-level design decision making and design refinement.

  • Providing independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team.

  • Delivering independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge.

  • Leading the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site.

  • Coordinating and directing work amongst technicians and temporary student employees, assists in the transfer of knowledge to lesser experienced engineers through either indirect (scope of influence) or direct management of a small, local group of engineers.

Providing support and guidance to influence technical direction within a project team and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role.


Skills and Experience Required:

  • Previous experience in leading teams within an engineering function

  • Experience with light weight structures, especially within an automotive appreciation, familiarity with mechanical attributes such as crash and durability

  • Knowledge of mechanical manufacturing methods for high volume applications

  • CAD design experience

  • Experience launching a product

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and DFMEA

Beneficial but not required:

  • Experience with supplier liaison

  • CAE / Finite element analysis experience

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications:

  • Degree level qualification in a STEM subject (Or equivalent experience)

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Basic Salary: £46,000 - £56,000

  • Defined contribution pension scheme – Company contributions up to 9%

  • Annual Bonus Plan – Target 8% (Based upon company performance)

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Health Cash Plan – Support towards Medical, Optical and Dental Costs

  • Health Screening

  • Life assurance

  • 25 days annual leave Bank/Public Holidays

  • Employee Discount Scheme – Covering 100’s of retailers

  • Family Friendly Policies

At Cummins, we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and we are committed to a policy of treating all

treatment because of any protected characteristic.

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Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Milton Keynes-UK, Milton Keynes, Precedent House

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jul 24, 2020, 8:52:35 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 2000019G