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:                    CAD Designer -Body Interiors

Basis:                   Full time permanent contract (Grade 6E) or consultancy

Start Date:         ASAP

Reports to:         Chief Engineer

Rate:                    Salary £30-45K plus benefits, subject to negotiation dependant on experience

Based:                 Coventry (with possible weekly visits to the Essex and some overseas travel)

A CAD Designer is required to provide the integration of existing and new Body Interior systems into new and existing vehicles.  


  • Support release process and contribute to FMEA
  • Perform concept studies of Body Interiors and layouts, as well as detailed component design, modelling and drawings
  • Assist engineers in relaying design intent to suppliers
  • Support in establishing component and/or system characteristics, attributes and requirements
  • Support component design evolution
  • 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 program milestones are met on-time
  • Support design reviews and management reviews
  • Travel with in the UK and to global suppliers will be required


  • 4 years’ minimum experience of Body Interior component design/engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years CATIA V5, with 3+ years total 3D CAD solid modelling experience
  • Creation of 2D drawings  
  • Experience using linked multi-model assemblies
  • Highly motivated and a team player
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good base Functional  knowledge in a relevant Automotive Design Discipline
  • Innovation and ability to think outside the “box”   
  • Experience with Enovia or Team centre