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Chief Engineer - Chassis

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Böblingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 07/06/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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!New Chief Engineer role for exciting new OEM based near Stuttgart Germany!

-German speaking desirable but not essential as support can be provided.

The Role:
The Chief Engineer of Chassis and Driveline will be responsible for supporting the design, release and launch of the rolling chassis product lines. They will lead the business development, proposal and project delivery activities, specifically within rolling chassis, including technical specifications, design standards and product testing.

They will liaise with key external suppliers and engineering service partners to ensure that the chassis components meet the project needs and industry best practice, ensuring supplier activities and products meet the specified requirements.
They will also influence, challenge and advise the Engineering, Design, Project Managers and partners on the importance and need for quality assurance for the rolling chassis ensuring deliverables and key milestones are met.

1. Primary task and objective is to lead development of the rolling chassis from pre-concept to life cycle management.

2. Plan the process, detail planning costs and implementation timing for released CAD drawings to ensure detailed understanding of how a part will be manufactured, jigs and tooling defined, costs detailed, implementation plan available.

3. Support and work with the Design, Engineering Service Partners, Project and Programme management and external suppliers to ensure that all related chassis components are on time, target and delivered.

4. Manage and deliver production preparation and quality achievement.

5. Monitor and ensure documentation for all chassis related components are maintained and updated as necessary in accordance with regulations and directives.

6. Ensure together with the safety and homologation manager that all chassis related safety and legal requirements are full filled with exception of exhaust gas emission related points.

7. Attend formal design and technical reviews as appropriate to provide guidance related to a particular project.

8. Carry out chassis quality management and process assessments as determined and necessary, as well as supporting of quality measurements.

9. Work as an active member of the Engineering team, Module Teams and Simultaneous Engineering Teams to ensure effective communication between colleagues and positive contribute to meetings and briefings.

10. Report to Complete Vehicle Lead any non-conforming regulatory issues and provide solutions.

11. Attendance at FMEA and implementation of measurements, which are resulting from them.

12. Assistance in the quality inspection of components as well as in diagnoses and modifications of prototypes.

13. Preparation, implementation and evaluation of module, components and vehicle tests.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Technical undergraduate degree in automotive engineering or other engineering/science.
- Experience in a Tier 1 automotive or automotive OEM environment.
- Experience in design and engineering processes from concept to industrialisation.
- High level technical communication with suppliers, partners etc.
- Be able to build effective relationships with internal clients and external supply chain.
- Extensive automotive knowledge.
- Experience in driving dynamics, component durability, design and project management.
- Experience in product development and launches.
- Excellent people management skills.
- Analytic with strong problem solving skills.
- Be self-motivated and organised.

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