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  • Job reference: RMS0180740

Body Engineering Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 27/07/2017
  • Duration: on-going
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (24/08/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Role:
Reports to - Product Line Director
Purpose
To work as part of the Research and Development Engineering Team to Manage and steer a dynamic body engineering group across multiple challenging projects.

Key Responsibilities include

* Develop & Deploy body engineering strategies including technical content, defining suitable work scopes and timing plans.
* Technical support & guidance for the following disciplines:

- Body Structures
- Closures, Mechs, & Glass
- Body Exteriors
- Interior Trim
- Safety Restraints
- Optical Quality

* To advise all aspects of component manufacturing & construction methodology.
* To take responsibility for innovative concepts generation using advanced up-front proof of concept techniques.
* To take responsibility for CAE/FEA development & correlation path.
* To take responsibility and Support initial targets and design concepts using design optimisation process.
* To take responsibility for advanced materials investigations with non-traditional applications.
* To take responsibility for identifying issues, generating visual documentation, and escalating where necessary to Product Line Directors.
* To work closely with Vehicle, Powertrain, & Electrical Engineering groups and project managers for collaborative and concurrent development.
* To take responsibility to develop and accurately maintain working standards and best practices.

The Company:
Specialises in the design, development and production of fully electric commercial vehicles.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Technical Skills
* Degree in Mechanical/Automotive or equivalent discipline, 2.1 or above. MSc is desirable.
* Strong CAD modelling & geometry creation skills using Catia V5/V6.
* Broad experience in full vehicle development from concept to production.
* Experience in virtual simulation methodologies.
* Advanced analysis and innovative problem solving techniques
* Possess wide knowledge of vehicle design and association with detailed vehicle attributes.

Personal Characteristics

* Natural strong leadership
* Passionate to drive progress
* Strong attention to detail
* Resilience
* A proactive 'hands on' approach
* The ability to work within a changing environment and to manage changing priorities

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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