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  • Job reference: RMS0196608

Lighting Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/07/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
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    (02/08/18)
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The Role:
Main Responsibilities:

1. Concept Design & Architecture Checks
a. Customer functionality and system / architecture limitations.
b. Ensure the style / concept aligns to the functional requirements.

2. Specification Generation
a. Software Design Specification.
b. Functional specification and functional safety management.

3. Final Design & Release
a. Ensure functionality is confirmed with regard the final design.
b. Prototype testing confirmation.
c. Functional specification and functional management sign off.

4. Project Management
a. Multiple supplier management.
b. Manage all aspects of the feature functional requirements with all areas.
c. Manage supplier timing and costs to meet required delivery and targets.
d. Close all open concerns and issues.

5. Validation Plan Generation & Management
a. Validation plan to VW & Bentley specification requirements.
b. Manage validation activities and monitor performance.
c. Proactively close all validation issues with Bentley Quality.
d. Fully Sign off the feature.

6. Cross Functional Communication
a. Ensure functions and system integration are known and agreed across the business.
b. Ensure all areas have bought into and approved the functionality.
c. Ensure feature progression is working in conjunction with all areas of the business including, engineering, purchase, finance, manufacturing, project management & quality etc.

Responsibility for ensuring that local Health and Safety policies and procedures are followed in order to ensure own safety and the safety of others.

Experience:
Understanding of electrical circuit diagrams, circuit design and system integration onto vehicles.

Knowledge and hand-on experience (ideally) of vehicle communications networks and diagnostic protocols(e.g. CAN, LIN, Flexray)

Knowledge and experience of latest vehicle electronic systems

Conversant with electronic hardware and software design processes

Familiarity with methods for specification and modelling such as Matlab Simulink, Stateflow would be an advantage

Use of diagnostic tools such as IDEX, CANoe and ODIS would be an advantage.

Ideally but not essential, experience in the development of software for Lighting assemblies. For example;
* Headlamps.
* Signal Lamps
* Tail Lamps
* Interior Mood Lighting
* Interior Ambient Lighting
* Interior Functional Lighting
* Animations of Lighting

Other requirements
* System and component definition.
* Experience with functional safety (FUSI).
* Compilation of detailed specifications and requests for quotations.
* An understanding of validation & test requirements of such components
* Understanding of illumination design.
* Understanding of vehicle communication networks including CAN and LIN communication buses.
* Working to quality standards and processes
* Supplier liaison and management
* Experience with Microsoft office programs including word, power point and excel
* The applicant will be able to demonstrate a track record of success in the development and coordination of components and systems.
* A proactive approach with a clear focus on working collaboratively with suppliers and developing a good working relationship.
* There will be a need to work / travel to mainland Europe (mainly Germany), but also potentially China.
* Driving License valid for UK
* German language skills would be useful

Qualifications:
Qualified to HND (minimum) in electrical / electronic, but software system integration qualifications with relevant experience would be considered.

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.

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