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  • Job reference: RMS0201328

Lead Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 18/12/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (29/01/19)
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The Role:
Your duties will include:
◾Support the project team leader to ensure technical deliverables (e.g. drawing releases) are achieved in support of the customer project deliverables
◾Technical lead for an assigned project, including giving overall technical direction to a small team of EDS engineers
◾Ensure that technical direction, and delivered products are compliant with customer (SDS) and the clients internal design standards
◾Responsible for the validation and robustness of the delivered harness designs, including support for DVP reporting
◾Ensure that technical direction is optimised for internal best practice, especially with regards to design for manufacture and quality assurance
◾Support the project team leader in achieving internal KPIs for the project and internal status reporting
◾Co-ordinate support for manufacturing (including direct support at overseas manufacturing sites)
◾Co-ordinate support for vehicle manufacturing during prototype and pre-production build phases (including support at customer build sites)
◾Lead the resolution of issues (AIMS) and internal issues (Omnitrackers)
◾Lead customer facing technical reviews, including presenting proposals, and negotiating preferred design solutions
◾Support product optimisation activities (TVM, VA/VE)

Your Profile

Essential
◾Demonstrable understanding of technical / engineering documentation (e.g. circuit diagrams and harness drawings.
◾Educated to HND/degree level, in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Electrical/Automotive/Mechanical)
◾Demonstrable understanding of electrical principles, and vehicle electrical systems

Desirable
◾Demonstrable understanding of electrical principles, and vehicle electrical systems

◾Experience with Cap-XC would be an advantage.


Person Specification
◾A structured approach to problem solving
◾Ability to organise multiple workstreams and achieve parallel deliverables
◾Excellent communication skills including the ability to provide technical instruction
◾Excellent negotiation skills, with customer facing experience an advantage
◾Experience in a vehicle manufacturing environment, preferably in a design support role
◾Knowledge of harness manufacturing processes and best practice in 'design for manufacture'
◾Prepared to travel to Customer and Supplier sites worldwide

Benefits
Competitive Salary
Annual Bonus
Strong Pension
Life Insurance
Benefits (Healthcare / Dental)
Team Leader Development available
Management Training
Degree Course
Dedicated Engineering Office with parking
Strong Management Support for Engineers
Half day Friday

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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