Development Engineer Engine Components

Job Title: Development Engineer Engine Components
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Salary: Ltd Company
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1905-92_1559037848
Contact Name: David Gillard
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 28, 2019 11:04

Job Description

Sitec have an exciting opportunity for a Development Engineer to join our client's team on a contract basis. The successful candidate will be based at Caterpillar Perkins Engines' facility in Peterborough, the contract duration is estimated at 12 months with good hourly rates.

Caterpillar Inc is the world's leading manufacturer of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The Caterpillar brand is recognised worldwide and is synonymous with quality and reliability.

Within Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems Division (IPSD), Component Engineering is responsible for mechanical design and development of engine design for engines up to 7 litres which are used in a range of machine platforms. The successful applicant for this position will join the Component Engineering department and will take responsibility for development activities of components and systems for Caterpillar and Perkins branded engine ranges, designed and manufactured by Caterpillar's Industrial Power Systems Division.

Each project offers the opportunity to work on the design and development of engines intended to meet the latest emissions legislation, with world-class levels of quality and reliability. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.


Ideal candidates will have engine development experience, knowledge of IC engines and be able to plan & execute challenging tasks/projects with minimal supervision.

Candidates should be experienced in performing several of the below:

  1. Technical project leadership of the delivery of engine components & systems.
  2. Design & Development of engine components and systems.
  3. Technical leadership for problem resolution on engine components & systems.
  4. Assessment of test results / data analysis.
  5. Component supplier management and collaboration.
  6. Conducting FMEA on components and systems to identify and address design risks and define validation requirements.
  7. Conducting component and system design reviews to obtain 'buy-in' from the business for selected components, designs and suppliers.
  8. Support field and production issues, diagnose issues to root cause, put in place containment actions, and develop permanent corrective actions. Work with suppliers and keep stakeholder informed of progress and decisions.

Through this role, the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to take part in, and have significant responsibility for, the end-to-end design & validation process for engine components and systems. This gives our employees true product ownership and the opportunity to see their products through to volume production.


  1. Customer focus
  2. Initiating action
  3. Good problem-solving and data analysis skills
  4. High work standards
  5. Good planning and organisational skills



  1. Strong technical background (technical degree preferred in mechanical or automotive engineering) though other qualifications / experience will be considered.
  2. Good understanding of IC engine systems.
  3. Working knowledge of Pro-E (CREO) 3D CAD system and Geometric Tolerancing (GD&T).
  4. Development / validation experience of engine components & systems.
  5. Proven experience of strong collaboration with component suppliers, including a good understanding and application of APQP.
  6. Ability to lead and deliver problem resolution projects for engine components or systems.
  7. Self-motivation and an ability to manage & deliver tasks to meet established commitments.
  8. Excellent communications skills & teamwork


  1. Experience of running and participating in FMEA
  2. Good understanding of "Dimensioning and Tolerancing" standard ASME Y 14.5 2009
  3. Knowledge and usage of TeamCenter - data management software

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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