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Front End Block Senior Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/10/2018
  • Duration: on-going
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The Role:
* Lead the concept study and establish vehicle attribute targets based on competitive benchmarking, internal requirements, quality objectives, and third party ratings.
* Track architecture and concept integration, issue resolution and verification progress in FC-process.
* Per Block: Owns FC-Process.
- At FC-3 secure planning together with the other areas.
- Follow up deliveries and secure decision on balancing.
- Continuously update FC-list.
- Secure planning together with the other areas at FC0.
- With input from Engineering and Attributes define geometrical alternative.
- Ensure that Block deliveries follow program plan and the generic Vehicle Integration Plan.
- Update the maturity according to the FC-lists, where the FC-lists contains items needed and maturity plan per item and FC-phase.
* Balance system requirements into vehicle attribute targets and associated hardware decisions.
* Develop vehicle, system and components' virtual and physical verification plan for all functions.
* Define possible master sections / setups to start detailed design in conclusion and V0 V-phases.
* Lead on DPA1 to secure the geometrical compatibility of the complete vehicle to establish whether the data is fit for purpose for downstream usage.
* Follow up the integration, issue resolution and verification progress in the feasibility, concept and styling convergence processes with the responsible PSS team.
* Ensure that all relevant geometrical conflicts and issues at complete vehicle level are solved.
* To deliver:
- 100% feasible architectures and vehicle concepts
- Architecture and platform scalability documentation
- Feasibility Checklist Scorecard
- CV-specification, Hardpoints, Architecture & Concept layouts and Concept templates
- Concept modeler
- Engine Roll model
- Gate reports
- Timeplans
* Geometric integration of compartment components with CATIA V5, including front bumper, front bumper beam, front lighting, hood, fender etc.
* Develop front block layout strategy and layout solutions.
* Coordination and implementation of digital studies for vehicle packaging of front block, taking into account ergonomic, packaging space, homologation, tooling feasibility and critical performance, ensuring the packaging complies with legal/corporate requirements.
* Coordination and implementation of improvement measures taking into account economic, qualitative and timing aspects.
* Work with styling department for feasibility analysis of Packaging.
* Work in conjunction with all other vehicle design groups.
* Work on whole vehicle package task to realize most optimized performance, resolve compartment area package problems.
* Record and update open issue lists in time, reporting the issues that need highlighting to director and vehicle line director and record issues solved.
* Ensure high quality delivery on time every time.
* Share best practice with team members to improve the capability of the team as a whole.

The Company:
An iconic automotive OEM currently developing the next generation of luxury cars, focused on securing the best engineering talent to support with future models, new technologies and huge growth in the market.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* University degree qualified (Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience)
* 10 Years + experience in automotive R&D
* 5 Years + experience in 1st Vehicle Integration
* Comprehensive knowledge of automotive product development processes including participation in several complete development loops/programmes.
* Comprehensive knowledge of Vehicle Integration requirements, methods, tools and processes.
* Capable of coaching engineers in the geometry and mechanical integration process.
* Capable and experienced in leading Vehicle Integration tasks with several participants.
* Comprehensive complete vehicle knowledge.
* Capable of delivering high quality CAD proposals/solutions on a regular basis.
* Capacity to work well in a team to resolve issues.
* Strong communication skills.
* Understanding of different methods to resolve issues.
* Capable of reporting and assessing to a professional level.
* Self-disciplined
* Highly organised.
* Able to build strong professional relationships
* Able to adapt and learn quickly.
* Professional, friendly and enthusiastic with mentor potential.
* Highly motivated and keen to take on challenges.

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