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  • Job reference: RMS0180663

Chassis Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/06/2017
  • Duration: on going
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/07/17)

The Role:
Deliver component or system to meet the requirements of the Project Description Brochure. Responsible for the specification, test and validation plan to achieve the cost, weight, timing and quality targets for the project. Achieve engineering signoff for systems and components in area of responsibility.

1. Support and Lead Design Development. Take the lead in design and development of technology within Chassis department and ability to capture and specify the design requirements of the system or component. Lead the Engineering test & validation planning and sign off for the area of responsibility. Lead Engineering release and change management process.

2. Delivery of projects. Responsible for planning and managing project related activities throughout the complete project development. Reporting of project status for area of responsibility in cross functional and project teams. The liaison and ability to manage External Suppliers, Group Partners, Design Houses, Testing Facilities, Internal Customers and the understanding of cross functional working across a wide range of the business is vital to this role. Financial awareness of their role in the organisation and the knowledge of cost of parts and systems with an understanding of value engineering.

3. Problem Solving - Ability to solve Highly complex Engineering and design related problems. Analysis and management of multiple design related issues to identify the root cause. Collect data, manage data and analyse data to produce reports as appropriate and progress design guidelines.

4.Developing and maintaining Specialist knowledge - Responsible for keeping the functional area up-to-date with technology in area of responsibility. Capture learning from previous experience. Work with group partners to Influence and to keep up to date with latest group developments.

5. Ability to work within a team - Able to work effectively in the cross functional team. Lead contribution in delivering team objectives.

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Project Management Skills are essential long with the ability to communicate clearly at various levels across the company in different forums.
German language preferable as a significant time will be spent dealing with German Suppliers or Group companies.
Knowledge and experience of designing and developing Chassis System are highly desirable.
Knowledge of General Automotive Chassis or Powertrain systems preferable.
Ability to Read Drawings, understand engineering specifications, material standards, certification requirements.
Ability to influence colleagues within your area of responsibility.
Understanding of financial limits within area of responsibility.
Ability to solve problems and use of problem solving techniques and tools.
Understanding of Health and Safety and capability to complete risk assessment in own area.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
PRACTICAL & TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of: Design and development; Test and measurement; Engineering drawings; Software tools e.g. FMEA
Understanding of Product Emergence Process (PEP)
Competent in Microsoft applications

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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