Job Opportunity: Design Engineer

Job Opportunity: Design Engineer

The Company

Caterham Cars is the one of the UK’s most successful sports car manufacturers and has been selling the Seven since 1973.  Over the decades Caterham have continued to refine and enhance the design, whilst always respecting the brilliance of Colin Chapman’s original lightweight formula.  This is a unique opportunity to work for an iconic British motor company that is both manufacturer and retailer, and also a world leader in amateur motorsport racing.


The Role

A full time position has become available for a Design Engineer to join the enthusiastic and dynamic engineering team at Caterham Cars.  The successful applicant will support the engineering team directly and other areas of the business indirectly through the Engineering Department for tasks such as product resourcing or bespoke production equipment.

The position will not only involve creation and development of 3D & 2D data but also managing this data in a PDM system.  PDM management will include input of new data, archive of existing data, part number administration, organisation of data within the PDM system and issuing of information as required within the business.

Typical tasks might include applying product improvement to existing parts, reverse engineering of historical parts, developing concept data into production ready information including detailed technical drawings, supporting manufacturing with fixture design, preparing data for export to third party.

The role will be reporting directly to a senior member of the engineering team.

You will be required to liaise with and project-manage suppliers involved in external production of sample or prototype parts.

As part of this role out of hours travel may be required both inside and outside the UK in order to visit agents, suppliers or other activities which support the business.


Criteria guide

  •  Proficient with Solidworks CAD software
  • Proficient in producing and reading technical drawings
  • Design experience for fabrication, laser cutting, machining
  • All round vehicle engineering experience
  • Experience with data management system(s) beneficial
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office
  • Engineering related qualification HND or BEng in Automotive or Mechanical engineering
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office
  • Self-motivation
  • Flexibility and willingness to work extra hours and weekends if required
  • A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Exposure to the Motorsport industry of benefit


Interview stages

Applicants who are successful in making it to interview stage will be asked as part of the process to show evidence of technical drawing proficiency and a practical test to show their ability with Solidworks.



Competitive salary subject to experience and skill level. After a probationary period there will be a range of benefits such as eligibility to join the Company Pension Scheme, DIS and staff purchase discounts.



If you wish to apply for this role please forward your up-to-date CV with a short covering letter to - email subject should start Engineering.  Please note, we cannot accept applications over the telephone. We are also unable to accept applications from agencies.