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  • Job reference: RMS0126612

Lead Engineer - Body Electronics

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/09/2013
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The Company:
A luxury Automotive OEM based in the West Midlands. After continued growth & success there are a number of new exciting engineering projects underway and we currently have requirements for experiences engineering professionals.

The Role:
To project manage the introduction of new or modified body electronics systems.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
- Control and manage the delivery of new and modified body electronics systems.
- Work with the function owners and integration engineers to create system specifications that meet all current and future requirements.
- Lead cross functional PMST reviews to ensure that body control systems are delivered in line with the programme targets for function, quality, cost, timing, serviceability and weight.
- Manage the commodity CAD package through supplier reviews, working closely with the internal CAD team to ensure robust virtual build process can be achieved.
- Develop commodity timing plans to support delivery of AMPCS milestone actions.
- Understand technology trends and generate system proposals for inclusion on future programmes.
- Produce and control supporting design documentation to demonstrate robust development process to include DFMEA, DVP, engineering release, concern resolution and sign-off reports.
- Prepare and present strategy and status reports to senior management.
- Support vehicle build and launch activities, investigate, contain and resolve issues as they arise.
- Support Purchasing department in defining future commodity strategy.
- Support TVM, Current Vehicle Engineering, Purchasing and Production activities with technical assistance throughout the product lifetime.
- Undertake other tasks in support of Electrical department or company objectives.

Qualifications and Experience:
- Engineering degree or equivalent qualification.
- Engineering HNC / HND with extensive experience specific to this commodity.
- Extensive experience in a commodity delivery or project management role.
- Direct experience of working with body electronics products.
- Previous experience in the automotive industry.
- Must be able to both lead and work within teams effectively.
- Able to manage external suppliers to deliver best in class systems.
- Must have a good working knowledge of body control electronics.
- The ability to project manage and deliver required attributes to budget and on time.
- Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Must possess an engineering mindset and logical approach to problem solving.
- Able to manage large workloads in a high pressure environment and prioritise accordingly.
- Should have a good understanding of engineering process and a working knowledge of industry standard tool sets (FMEA, DVP, Six Sigma, and PPAP).
- Proactive approach to supporting prototype builds and resolving issues.
- Ability to analyse and validate supplier test data and develop recovery plans where necessary.
- Must be able to work under their own initiative with minimum supervision to deliver objectives.
- The successful candidate should be prepared to travel when necessary to fulfil this role.
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