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Chassis Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/07/2019
  • Duration: on-going
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The Role:
Development and delivery of ESC system performance to meet the required project attributes.
Responsible for the specification, test and validation plan to achieve the cost, timing and quality targets for the project. Achieve engineering signoff for systems and components in area of responsibility.

Main Responsibilities:
1. Support and Lead Design Development
Advanced Awareness of Design and development techniques and technology in area of responsibility. Advanced ability to capture and specify the design requirements in area of responsibility. Support the Engineering test & validation planning and sign off for systems and components in area of responsibility. Support Engineering release and change management process.
2. Delivery of projects
Responsible for planning and managing project related activities on a Weekly Basis. Reporting of project status for area of responsibility in functional area. Intermediate understanding of cross functional working with other areas of the business. Active participation working with suppliers for progressing project deliverables. Basic financial awareness of their role in the organisation. Knowledge of cost of parts and systems with an understanding of value engineering.
3. Problem Solving
Ability to solve complex Engineering and design related problems, with company tools. Analysis and management of several design related issues to identify the root cause.
Collect, manage and analyse data to produce reports/presentations as appropriate and progress design guidelines. Deliver presentations at appropriate level.
4. Developing and maintaining Specialist knowledge
Responsible for keeping the local team up-to-date with technology in area of responsibility. Capture learning from previous experience. Understand and maintain liaison with VW group partners to keep up to date with latest group developments.
5. Ability to work within a team
Able to work effectively in the functional team. Support of own 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:
Proven vehicle evaluation and development of Chassis attributes at Automotive OEM or sub contract provider
Demonstrable experience of Project + Supplier Management.
Ability to communicate at various levels across the company in different forums
Software Calibration and application knowledge/experience.
Ability to influence colleagues within your area of responsibility
Understanding of financial limits within area of responsibility
Ability to solve problems
German language skills preferable

Demonstrable experience of a Chassis development role at an automotive OEM or sub contract development company
Demonstrable experience of Project + Supplier Management
Competent in Chassis system software application tools and Microsoft Office applications
Understanding of Product Emergence Process (PEP)
Flexibility for significant travel (mainly European) is required as part of this role.

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