Lead Engineer – BIW Structures / Composites

Job ID: #32235

Lead Engineers – BIW Structures /Composites


£50,000 – £65,000


The Recruitment Bunker are recruiting exclusively for a Lead Engineer – BIW Structures who has the ability to use CAD (Catia V5) at a high level.


Overview of the Role:

  • Lead Engineer
  • Salary – £50,000 – £65,000
  • Holidays: 25 days plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare/Life Insurance
  • Location – Coventry

Company Overview

Penso Group is a consultancy, manufacturing, and composite company specialising in engineering and design. Penso has developed skills in project and supply chain management with quality systems and processes to deliver complex solutions to the highest standards and is driven by an innovative spirit, renowned for applying state-of-the-art technologies to the automotive, defence, aerospace, rail and marine sectors.


  • Company Policies: Manage and follow the quality, health, safety, and welfare policies of the company.
  • Lead the full design and development of CAD, administration activity; BOM (Bill of Materials), DVP (Design Verification Plan), Family Tree and Release activity in-line with the companies NPI process and customer specific process.
  • Lead the team through idea generation and problem resolution through day-to-day working and structured Design Reviews. Guide engineers implementing GD&T into designs
  • Work closely with the Engineering Analysis team (FEA) to meet design targets and drive the most cost-effective solutions.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing to agree feasible manufacturing solutions and to control the engineering change process. Ensure Design for Manufacture (DFM) philosophy is integrated into designs
  • Communicate with the Head of Engineering to ensure you have the required level of support and help when required.
  • Support Programme team to ensure project deliverables are achieved
  • Communicate design solutions to internal stake holders and external customers
  • Maintain communication with internal and external customers on a regular basis
  • Lead the sign off process relative to your commodity in line with NPI guidelines
  • Participate in formal and on the job training which will be provided regards the use of software and design techniques.
  • Support and mentor the engineers within your team with your experience and knowledge.

Essential Skills

  • Engineering degree or equivalent within a relevant subject
  • Experience and Knowledge within BIW Structures
  • Strong ability to use CAD and understand CAE Literacy using Catia V5
  • High level of Engineering design knowledge
  • GD&T, can demonstrate good understanding
  • Ability and awareness of design to manufacturing process
  • Understanding importance of managing engineering change requests and claim management
  • Ability to work efficiently within your role
  • Understanding of budget management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excels in organisational skills and time management
  • A drive to learn and improve at every opportunity
  • Willingness to support others
  • Positive attitude towards mastering challenges and changes.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience preparing and managing a budget
  • Experience of leading a team of engineers


Please note we do not provide sponsorships to those who require it and will only accept applications from those who have full rights to work in the UK with no restrictions and IDLR/Full Settlement status. Please provide status on applications.

Our inclusive workplace welcomes and values all candidates from all backgrounds, we believe that diversity enhances our ability to innovate and serve our customers effectively. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to create an environment where everyone feels respected, supported, and able to bring their authentic selves to work. If you require any reasonable adjustments to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


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