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  • Job reference: RMS0126606

Lead Engineer - Chassis Suspension

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/08/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (19/08/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
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:
Design & release of suspension bushes, ball joints, wheel bearings and support control arm engineer.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
 Work with current engineers and lead the design and release of suspension bushes, ball joints and wheel bearings.
 Lead design activities for CAD Designers.
 Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends.
 Work with suppliers to design and develop components & systems to meet all specified requirements such as weight, cost, durability and performance targets.
 Analyse the suitability of ‘parts bin’ components.
 Manage suppliers to ensure parts are delivered on time to the required quality standard.
 Work closely with Manufacturing and Launch to enable swift and accurate fitment of components to vehicles.
 Work with vehicle dynamics to meet attribute targets and achieve freeze dates.
 Control design verification and sign off reporting.
 Support vehicle tests with components where required.
 Provide designs and components for concept cars and early prototype build phases.
 Lead in DFMEAs, quality history reviews and robustness studies.
 DVP generation and reporting.

Qualifications and Experience:
 Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline.
 Extensive experience within an automotive or automotive components supplier group.
 Good design knowledge of suspension systems, bushes, ball joints and their function.
 Component engineering experience.
 Competent in Microsoft Office applications.
 Can work efficiently with minimum supervision.
 Prepared to manage suppliers both in UK and abroad.
 Rig test environment experience.
 Proven problem solving abilities.
 Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks to meet customer needs.
 Strong interest in vehicle dynamics.
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