Emerald Automotive Design Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely), specialise in the design, development and production of light-weight, low emission and long range advanced hybrid commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Coventry, with facilities in Essex, USA, Sweden and China, Emerald is expanding to undertake several whole vehicle design & development programmes. If you have the enthusiasm and drive to want to be part of the introduction of this new technology and have the necessary skills, we would love to hear from you. 

Job Specification

Role:     Design/Project Engineer – Body Structures

Basis:    Consultancy Contract

Start Date: ASAP

Reports to: Chief Engineer – Body Structures

Salary: £220-280 per day, subject to experience

Based: Coventry (with UK and overseas travel)


A CAD Designer with Project Engineering aptitude is required to support the design of existing and new Body Structural systems into new and existing vehicles

The Role:

  • Working with the Principle Engineer of the Body Structure to deliver the technical activities and requirements of the Body Structure into the overall vehicle architecture
  • Responsible for designing to the VTS (technical specification), performance, cost, weight and quality in both a pre-production and production environment
  • Support design and management reviews 
  • Liaise with analysis teams to coordinate changes
  • Support in packaging interfaces with neighbouring components and/or systems
  • Liaise with package team and various suppliers to resolve design conflicts
  • Manage own workload to ensure milestones are met on-time
  • Responsible to ensure interface and integration of vehicle systems across the vehicle architecture from concept through to series running change
  • Concern management and problem resolution to closure of issues
  • Support Procurement, Logistics and Quality throughout the project lifecycle to ensure effective delivery of the vehicle
  • Support and training of the Manufacturing and Service departments including development of service and vehicle repair procedures

The Person:

  • An exceptional communicator, clear and logical in both written and verbal communication
  • Intrinsically self-motivated with an ability to work to challenging time scales on multiple priorities
  • Flexible to support other team members in multiple programs as required
  • A willingness to want to learn new skills and technologies
  • Minimum of 2 years CATIA V5, with 3+ years total 3D CAD solid modelling experience
  • Creation of 2D drawings 
  • Knowledge of Extrusions, pressings, forming technologies and adhesive joining would be advantageous
  • Proven track record of system/component technical design and delivery within an automotive or similar engineering environment would be advantageous.
  • Ability to support vehicle and system prototype builds   
  • Ability to work proactively with minimal input using a logical approach in an environment with minimal documented processes
  • An Engineering Degree (Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience may be considered).
  • Willing to travel to China to support build and design activities as required

All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation. This job description may not detail some less major duties, nor cover duties of a similar nature commensurate with the role which may be reasonably required by the Chief Engineer