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Design Feasibility Engineer - UCIC

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/03/2017
  • Duration: on going
  • Time left:
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    (04/04/17)
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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:
"The User Controls, Information and Comfort (UCIC) section of Electrical Engineering is responsible for a multitude of customer facing technologies such as Displays, Switch Control Panels, Instrument Cluster and Head Up Displays.

Within this group a small team exists to look at Design Feasibility for new upcoming models and Model Year changes. This team is looking to recruit an experienced automotive electronics, software and Hardware engineer to assist with the development and collation of Feasible Engineering Solutions of Programme or Design requirements.

This involves high levels of collaboration and self-drive to liaise with all functions within Engineering along with Design, HMI and our supply base and feed the solutions into the advanced engineering team. It is a exciting area that considers many facets of vehicle design so flexibility and communication are key skills. This is a great opportunity for an engineer with the right skills and approach to come and work in a fast paced, exciting environment at Gaydon and have a positive impact on our Customers experience. "

3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED
1. Knowledge of component design processes including tooling, software and architecture
2. Communication and reporting of complex issues at all levels of the business as part of a small team.
3. Experience of component delivery as associated issued faced in this field as well as Strategy implementation.

Experience Required:
"Degree in Electronics/ Software / Mechanical Design / Systems Engineering or equivalent. Track record in delivery of Automotive Electronics/ Hardware or Software projects. Leadership and be an active. Team Member in a multi-disciplined team. Maintain control and progress on all of the factory deliverables applicable to pre development programmes, such as Cost, Feasibility, Weight, Alternate Business case development and Strategy delivery. Be able to manage the multiple demands of workload both within the team and the supplier base. Have a sound knowledge of automotive electrical systems / components / feature delivery. Proactive in using problem solving and failure mode avoidance tools and techniques. Support and report out to the relevant programmes and Electrical project reviews as required "

Experience Preferred:
" Already working on strategy delivery or feasibility of complex designs. To have worked within tier 1 or OEM Up to date knowledge of communication tools such as CAN. A good knowledge of Vehicle HMI would be advantageous. "

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