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Development Engineer - Powertrain Cooling - 20497

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/10/2011
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The Role:
This is a key role in Powertrain Cooling with responsibility for the Component Engineering element of Cooling Design. Capable in either the Heat Exchanger/Pumps or Pipe/tanks/valves. Powertrain Cooling is responsible for the Cooling design, development and sign off for Jaguar Land Rover. It is organised into two component groups 1) Heat Exchanger systems and 2) Pipes, Tanks and Valves, with supporting Development and System Strategies groups. The department is responsible for taking concept design from the Advanced Product Creation (APC) team, refining and driving those designs into production. The department has a wide variety of work, currently having major projects on most of the JLR model lines.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Own and manage the introduction of cooling system components, into JLR applications. ¿ Drive suppliers via regular PMST meetings, compiling and maintaining PMST minutes. WERS release components ready for applications. Compile and drive costs from suppliers and liaise with Value For Money department, to get optimum costs for the component. Compile ESOW and agree with supplier. Drive own CAD engineers and packaging dept to produce component systems, to optimise design of components. Support vehicle launch at pilot build and manufacturing plant"

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
In addition the successful candidate must be able to work with the supplier base and drive in the principles and operating practices associated with GPDS. With specific focus on improving the focus on virtual sign-off design and sign-off prior to M1DJ, the successful candidate would be capable of working with the supplier base to improve their performance during this phase. Experience of V5 Catia CAD would be an advantage. Experience Required:
Understanding of Powertrain installations and Cooling. Have worked in a component or development role and used those associated facilities and test equipment. Understanding of GPDS and component sign off required ¿ Flexible, motivated with strong negotiation and meeting skills. Must be able to foster good working relationships internally and drive suppliers to achieve goals. ¿ Proven ability to manage own workload, CAD and facilities to meet clear and defined targets ¿ Must be able to communicate and able to present information in a concise a
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