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Component Engineer - 31263

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/02/2017
  • Duration: on going
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
The purpose of this role is to coordinate the design, development, testing and introduction of new or carry over brackets and all other components associated with them for MHEV/PHEV/BEV vehicle architectures. Operating in a cross-functional organisation, the lead Engineer will report into the relevant Architecture Module Leader. The role requires the individual to livery the commodity plan to quality, cost and time and lead on the technical content and integrity of specific components across D7a specific MHEV/PHEV & BEV programmes.

1. Project Management
2. Component/System delivery
3. Quality, Bill of Materials

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities: Product Quality Planning (APQP) deliverables. Manage Change Request, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in support of delivery of the programme milestones. Manage vehicle test plans, including detailed planning of test and development stages through to sign off and support Engineering test teams with rectification of issues. Resolve issues with component engineering and vehicle attribute teams to develop designs that meet targets. Support Manufacturing build events and solving any subsequent issues. Ensure all appropriate standards are met through-out design maturation. Provide input into new feature development. Ensure all programme design solutions meet:
Programme targets for cost and weight. Legal regulations and Requirements Management & Design Verification documentation Optical Quality and Premium Consumer Product Audit (PCPA) requirements. Keep all Module documentation up to date including:

Meeting minutes
Foundation and Programme Design analysis documents
Quality history and bill of design.

Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time Key Interactions. Power Supply & Energy Storage Group Leaders. Power Supply & Energy Storage Architecture Module Leaders. Power Supply & Energy Storage CAE Group Leader. Power Supply & Energy Storage CAE lead engineers. Vehicle Packaging team. Senior Buyers. Supplier Technical Assurance. External Suppliers "

Experience Required: Previous experience of leading the resolution of business, technical and process issues within a Project Team environment. Previous experience of delivering Pressed Components

Experience Preferred: Knowledge of metal forming, pressing, casting and fabrication techniques. Knowledge of processes including AIMS, WERS, PCDS. Previous experience within engineering or programme planning departments. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills. Good project management skills. Competent in MS Excel and Powerpoint

The candidate must have : A passion for the automotive industry and the potential of automotive technology. Strong project management capabilities with the ability to multitask-6k. Comfortable challenging cross-functionally and at a variety of levels within the business Desirable: Resilient and enthusiastic, an individual able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to new ideas and inputs. A dynamic and determined individual, highly driven, committed and results-orientated with significant pace, energy and confidence. Able to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with strategic vision. Able to deliver quality and consistency in a complex, highly demanding environment with a range of expectations on what customer-focussed solutions might look like "

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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