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Project Leader- Automotive Body & Exteriors

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/01/2020
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
Our client is a highly-reputable designer and manufacturer of sports and racing cars, including the world's first 'all-electric' hypercar. They are now in a stage of unprecedented growth, with multiple projects being developed by dedicated engineers, designers and manufacturing operations staff.

Based on-site in picturesque East England, the core engineering group are recruiting an internal Body & Exteriors Project Leader to represent the engineering group within the project team. The role will be the single point of contact for Body & Exterior Systems within the project and will act as conduit back to the matrixed technical team.

You will work closely with our market leading design teams and highly skilled Programme teams ensuring projects are delivered on time, on budget and on-spec, meeting defined project deliverables for our next generation Sports Cars.

Objectives & Responsibilities:
- lead the engineering project delivery of body systems, closures, exterior trim, sealing and glazing into the vehicle for next generation sports cars
- project responsibility for successful delivery including engineering release, cost, timing and weight
- provide leadership to a matrix team of multi-disciplined engineers with a focus to achieve project milestones for complete vehicle life-cycle within the target timeframe
- verification & validation activities including FMEAs, functionality tests and functional safety throughout the development lifecycle
- problem resolution management of issues to closure
- preparation and presentation of project status information to peers and the Management Team
- Tier 1 supplier management and co-ordination including support for Procurement, Logistics and Quality throughout the project lifecycle
- provision of support and training to Manufacturing, Service and other cross functional departments

Essential Skills:
- Engineering degree or relevant management qualification
- vehicle OEM experience or significant experience from automotive tier 1
- specific launch experience
- analytical & methodical mind-set
- ability to lead & guide a small team
- thorough with attention to detail

- knowledge of purchasing and financial control
- experience in engineering or programme management of automotive components and systems

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