My areas of expertise are automotive OEM, consultancy, tier one suppliers and medical engineering, within mechanical and electrical engineering. I have been successful placing engineers, from graduate to chief engineer level within automotive engineering, covering controls and electronics, chassis engineering, body engineering, test and development engineers on various commodities.
Colour & Trim Designer
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Colour & Trim Designer
Our automotive OEM client is looking for a Colour & Materials Designer to join their design studio in London on a permanent basis.
Job DescriptionTitle - Colour & Materials Designer
Location - London
Salary banding - £30,000 - £60,000 plus £4271 London weighting annually
Overview of Job Role
Colour Designer is responsible for providing modern and innovative colour and material design that both challenges traditional approaches whilst reflecting the requirements and expectations of the Company product planning brief. This role requires high creativity, automotive industry experience, strong project management, team-working skills and excellent communication skills, to effectively and efficiently lead specific colour projects for production vehicles, concept cars and colour strategy plans.
Main Responsibilities / Key Tasks Defined
Creative Design - Projects
" Research and develop visual concept proposals with the Global Colour Group, providing a unique and innovative perspective
" Effectively utilise the latest Design tools to illustrate the proposals
" Able to research, develop and propose innovative materials or finishes with suppliers: maintaining feasibility level of advanced materials and deliver them at target cost.
" Communicate design concepts and ideas effectively, whilst maintaining a high-level of visual presentation
" Communication through development with Styling and PQ teams
" Lead specific colour projects from exploratory design through to production vehicle/concept car
" Attend and support various project meetings to ensure understanding of the project direction is clear for all
" Obtain and follow timing plans, keep within allowable cost targets of materials and design development budget
" Ensure effective communication with all Business partners / stakeholders on a regular basis
" Maintain an overall involvement and understanding of the project needs
" Establish and adhere to best-practice develop processes at all times
Skills and Attributes Required
" Highly creative and innovative, with a proactive approach
" An organised timely approach to working practices
" Deliver high quality output in a time and resource efficient way
" Excellent communication skills. Ability to work cross-functionally in an efficient yet effective manner.
" Motivational and proactive approach to teamwork is essential
" Leadership & Project management skills essential
" Strong ability to constantly challenge and innovate in colour and materials.
Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge Required
" Ideally a Bachelor of Arts Degree or equivalent in Art & Design
" Technical know-how of relevant material manufacturing and application processes for production vehicles and concept cars
" Experience of working within the automotive industry and awareness of the current industry trends
" Driving licence would be appreciated
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