Design Engineer - Brakes and Axles 


The Brakes & Axles department is part of the Product Development Organization.

The Brakes & Axles group is responsible for designing & developing the relevant components for the DAF LF range of trucks.

The team currently has 3 members and is part of the wider Product Development team of approximately 100.

Our goal is to efficiently design competitive brake & axle systems for the DAF LF.

The role

  • Provide technical knowledge of air brake systems and steer & drive axles

  • Application development of electronic systems such as AEBS, EBS, ACC, TPMS & ECAS

  • Ensuring that these systems achieve legislation standards and DAF sign off standards for performance

  • Develop design solutions using PTC Creo/Windchill CAD tools

  • Support design activities on major vehicle projects, cost reduction initiatives, production issues and service problem resolution

  • Release and maintain engineering drawings and BOM using engineering processes

  • Deliver technical solutions through calculation, design & development using the DFSS process

  • Represent the Company in technical discussions with suppliers / customers, including travel as required

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree in a Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering discipline or equivalent

  • Commercial vehicle design and development experience including knowledge of air brake systems

  • A knowledge and experience in working with Serial data communications (eg CAN, J1939)

  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes

  • Able to work on own initiative, within cross functional teams and independently

  • PTC CREO/Windchill CAD skills

  • Experience of Six Sigma & DFSS techniques

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications



Circa £35K

We Offer

At Leyland Trucks you will work in a professional, innovative and safe environment with a lot of autonomy and responsibility.  We offer you a career with growth potential.

In addition to a good salary Leyland Trucks offers you the following working conditions:

  • 37 hour working week

  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays

  • Defined contribution Master Trust pension arrangement, provided by Aviva

  • Medical Scheme, including dental, optical and outpatient provision

  • Professional development is encouraged and supported, such as education programs and (online) training courses.

Drive your career, join Leyland Trucks.

Contact info

If you recognise yourself in this profile and would like to take on this challenge, we invite you to apply.  Please email your CV to for attention of Jody Clayton.