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Chassis Project Manager - 20665

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/07/2011
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Job Title: Chassis Project Manager - 20665
Job Location: West Midlands
Duration: Ongoing
Residency: U.K/E.U

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer and is currently experiencing an upturn in production with demand increasing globally.

The Role:
As a Component and System Engineer, you'll need the skills and experience to deliver a range of components or systems into production. You'll benchmark competitors┬┐ products, complete the Engineering specifications for Chassis commodities and deliver the Engineering Design & Development of them through the GPDS process, supporting DV/PV, attribute targets including cost/weight using the JLR systems of eFDVS, AIMS, WERS etc. Leading design activities as PMST Leader, managing suppliers and planning for successful completion. Responsibility will be for one of the following areas: o Steering Systems, o Wheels, Tyres & Jacks o Suspension Systems & Architectures o Chassis Frames and Sub Frames o Springs (Coil & Air), Dampers & Anti Roll Bar systems (Passive & Active) o Braking & Stability Control Systems (ABS, TCS etc) o Chassis Systems Packaging and Integration o Chassis Structural and Dynamic CAE Analysis This is a highly involved, hands-on role. Working across Jaguar and Land Rover products, on a range of vehicles with very different characteristics

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Technical competence in a relevant area of Chassis Design and Develoment. Quality tool application. Interfacing skills. Project management. Excellent communication skills
Proven experience in the design and development of Chassis Components. Experience of managing the productionisation of these components with suppliers. The ability to understand and deal with the results from test and development testing including FE analysis. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications. Good presentation and communication skills, Project management and co-ordination skills. Robust practical knowledge of engineering principles is essential
Engineering Degreee or equivalent

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge of Suspension component design. Previous JLR, Chassis/Suspension design experience preferable
The ability to use Catia V5 to produce and manipulate CAD models and drawings, though it must be stressed that this is not primarily a CAD role

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Greg Auburn at Fircroft on +44 1925 25 5464
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