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  • Job reference: RMS0203414

Senior Engineer- Chassis/Suspension

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 01/04/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Delivery of engineering design solutions to resolve issues and concerns identified during the manufacture assembly and field operation of Lotus products.
With the increase in knowledge and expertise the role can be expanded to include a wider scope of activity with an increase in responsibilities to cover a broader range of activities.

Objective of the Role

To support the current engineering team manager to deliver technical solutions to issues identified during the manufacture and customer usage of Lotus products. Inputs to the activities will originate from the Customer Services, Manufacturing, Assembly and Purchasing functions.

Individuals at a senior level would be expected to accept ownership of a range of issues and operate with an agreed level of autonomy and accountability.

Design support of vehicle chassis subsystems of components:
* Support for BOM including mass information
* Problem resolution and detailed engineering design utilising internal departments and suppliers as appropriate
* Creation of CAD models, component drawings, assembly drawings, exploded views, installation drawings and data packs including updates to FMEA's and DVP's to support issue resolution in accordance with the quality acceptance standards.
* Support to "fit and function" evaluation of subsystem components
* Support to performance testing of subsystem components and collation of test results
* Support to assembly line and build concern resolution
Support to the department:
* Support to the generation of planning and proposal information if required
* Support to the department in achieving the requirements of quality systems approval both internal and external

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* HNC or equivalent in mechanical Engineering/automotive Engineering
* Technical knowledge which covers the specification and delivery of chassis related parts
* Proficient in the use of CATIA V5
* Design role in an Automotive OEM
* Enthusiasm, communication and presentation skills
* Office based with occasional visits to suppliers and test facilities
* Short and long haul travel may be required in order to support project needs, frequency to be agreed between Project Manager and the Engineer

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