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Engineering Lead/Chief - BIW

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Böblingen, Baden-Württemberg
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 07/06/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
The Engineering Lead/Chief Engineer for Body In White will be responsible for supporting the design, release and launch of the BIW product lines. They will lead the business development, proposal and project delivery activities, specifically within BIW, including technical specifications, design standards and product testing.

Liaise with key external suppliers and engineering service partners to ensure that BIW products meet the project needs and industry best practice, ensuring supplier activities and products meet the specified requirements.

Internal factors: Influence, challenge and advise the Engineering, Design, Project Managers and partners on the importance and need for quality assurance for the BIW ensuring deliverables and key milestones are met.

Primary task and objective is the development of BIW from pre-concept to life cycle management

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

Support and work with the Design, Project and Programme partners to ensure BIW is on time, target and delivered

Manage and deliver production preparation and quality achievement

Monitor and ensure documentation for BIW is maintained and updated as necessary in accordance with regulations and directives

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

Carry out BIW quality and process assessments as determined and necessary

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

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

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
:The incumbent will have a strong technical undergraduate degree in automotive engineering, other engineering or science; will have a minimum of 5-10 years' experience gained at either a Tier 1 automotive supplier or automotive OEM, design and engineering process, from concept to industrialisation. Some project management experience. Ability to communicate at all levels. High level technical communications with suppliers, partners etc.

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