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Component/ system Design Engineer - 31307

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/01/2017
  • Duration: on going
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (03/03/17)
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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:
"Component/ system Design Engineer - Base engine concept team: Deliver component/system design solutions for base engine concept including; Maintain technical compliance in line with programme requirements. Responsible for the definition and compliance of programme Quality, Cost, Weight, Function & Timing targets. Responsible for Engineering Specification & Statement of Requirements. Support assessment of technical competency of supplier in support of sourcing process and on-going delivery of prototype components. Concur prototype build specification is appropriate for the build phase, compile and maintain valid cost benchmarking for prototype builds. Concur technical progress, assesses completion by key technical gateways and forecasts completion timing. Concur applicability and compliance to Design Standards by Gateway. Concur technical acceptability of completion of Design Verification Plan at key engineering gateways. Lead audit compliance initiatives to ensure current quality is being maintained in series production."

3 Key Skills:
1) Advanced skills required in the design and delivery of engineering systems on high performance diesel and/or petrol engines, ideally combined with engine architecture concept design and vehicle installation design experience. Working knowledge of quality design methods/tools including CAD and problem solving, ideally experienced in applying Design for Six Sigma methodology.
2) Experience in the creation of detailed system design specifications, design rules and design verification methods. Creation/approval of detailed drawings including GD&T, interpretation and application of engineering standards, compilation of detailed dimensional tolerance stackups and checking for approval of such.
3) Able to work efficiently within a team and to communicate efficiently with external teams including component suppliers and external consultancies.

Experience Required: " Self-motivated and adaptable to changing demands. Experience of Base engine component/system commodity delivery or other Powertrain commodity. Demonstrable experience of planning and delivering components or systems from concept to production. Demonstrable experience and working knowledge of Quality Tool Sets ¿ Knowledge of prototype engine build methods, high volume manufacturing methods and design for service requirements. Knowledge of analytical test methods. Experience in the design of major aluminium cast components and the machining thereof, plastic injection moulding or general engine component manufacturing processes is desirable. Prefer relevant engineering degree, minimum HNC/D required"

Experience Preferred: Experienced users of Catia V5/V6 (a proficiency test assessment will be performed) and UGS Teamcentre/ Anovia knowledge is ideal but not essential. Candidates with the right level of engine design experience but with CAD skills in a CAD tool other than Catia will also considered.

Additional Information : This role will require some one who desires a challenge, can innovate challenging design solutions and support the development of advanced base engine designs.

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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