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Lead Engineer - Underbody

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/05/2017
  • Duration: on going
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:

Location: Gaydon
Lead Engineer for Body Engineering, Structures (underbody) for forward model programmes. The successful candidate will be required to work with minimal supervision. Flexibility is a main requirement where the type of tasks can vary from day to day. These include: Body Structure Aims (Engineering issue) management, involving the regular collation, assignment and distribution of departmental Aims to the body teams. Creation of Body Structure DFMEA quality documentation to support Failure Mode Avoidance (FMA) criteria and GPDS programme timing. WERs releasing of Body Structures parts to support S, T & P release phases. PACN Cost approval co-ordination. Preparation of the supplier Request for Quote (RFQ) pack, Cost Packs and supplier nomination support. Bill of Materials creation for various Body Structure build phases, incorporating part validation, part buy-off and quality loops. Creation and management of commodity timing plans including supplier liaison where required to ensure on track for timing. Tracking and coordination of engineering validation (virtual and physical) with RMDV system, including coordination and requesting of physical tests

Engineering knowledge of Structures design, function, performance, production & manufacturing requirements.
Proven project management capability demonstrated by recent delivery on time & budget.
Excellent communications skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels.

Skills Preferred: Other Key Skills: Project management capability. Excellent communications and presentation skills. Ability to communicate at all levels. Experience in use of engineering tools FMEA, WERS, PACN, AIMS, RMDV. Excellent PC Literacy Microsoft Project, Power Point, Word etc. Advanced MS Excel user, familiar with the use of macros etc. General knowledge of Body Structures component design, function, performance, production & manufacturing requirements. Experience of working within a team environment. It would be advantageous for the applicant to be experienced in the engineering release systems. Experience with VisMockup a distinct advantage

Experience Required: "PC Literacy Microsoft Project, Power Point, Excel, Word etc Successful history of project management delivery, Ideally degree educated"

Experience Preferred: CAD Literacy ability to manipulate and interrogate CAD data and use associated visualisation tools. Significant experience in use of engineering tools FMEA, Six Sigma, problem resolution etc. Any person supplied should have a valid UK driving licence and meet the medical requirements of facilities. Working knowledge of project delivery processes GPDS / PCS / FPDS / PRINCE2 or similar. Working knowledge of change management processes, Specific WERS experience would be an advantage. 'Ideally within the automotive sector or adjacent industries, eg rail, aerospace, defence, energy etc"

Education Required: HNC/HND or equivalent minimum

Education Preferred: Engineering Degree preferred

Additional Information : They should have drive and commitment to work with minimal supervision. Open minded approach to learning new systems and data bases and willingness to accept training if deemed necessary. This position will be based at Gaydon working on Multiple model programs. May be required to travel to different sites

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