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Powertrain Systems Exhaust Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/10/2015
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:

To provide expert theoretical and practical capability, to be aware of, and to understand in detail, the latest developments in the relevant vehicle systems and to select and to engineer appropriate systems and components into the company’s products.


Developing and maintaining technical knowledge/capability.
- Self education through evaluating competitor vehicles, reading technical literature and maintaining a network of contacts within the industry and educational establishments.
- Finding and justifying attendance at seminars and formal training courses.
- Developing and maintaining sufficient understanding of the mechanical systems/components.

Accountable for defining and planning own work for approval by Functional Manager.
- Develop potential feature definition in line with project specified functionality, legal, cost, weight and timing requirements.
- Propose appropriate functional specifications for inclusion in target book.
- Develop activity timing plan for assigned features, identifying all relevant activities and their customers/suppliers (internal and external) and obtaining their agreement/buy-in.
- Identify detailed parts content for assigned features and negotiate release dates.

Accountable for design and validation of components/systems which, when introduced into production, are safe, legal and otherwise fit for purpose.
- Identify and analyse alternative design solutions to satisfy functional, technical, legal and styling specifications, in line with engineering strategies, initially from existing supplier capability, but if necessary through initiating/conducting original design/development.
- Through consultation/agreement with Functional Manager select appropriate solution.
- Design and release for prototypes and production the overall system to integrate with whole vehicle system requirements to satisfy agreed targets.

Accountable for planning, monitoring and expediting test, validation and certification of systems/components to demonstrate successful achievement of 3 above.
- In conjunction with Functional Manager, Validation Manager and Certification Manager agree component and system validation and certification requirements to satisfy Bentley/VW Group standards and international safety legislation.
- Manage/execute the tests identified above, resolve any engineering problems and produce and issue the required documentation for approval.
- Complete the formal sign-off system with supplier/contract house and through internal processes, in agreement with Functional Manager and Validation Manager.

Accountable for timely parts release for prototypes and production and for timely delivery of all product engineering activities to ensure timely vehicle launch to quality and cost.
- Accountable overall for parts release to Purchase and Manufacturing in line with parts timing targets loaded in the company part level timing system.
- Manage, monitor and, if necessary, expedite supplier and/or external design house activities concerned in the design, testing, release and delivery of the prototype parts (which may also be necessary to support initial production).
- Accountable for timely delivery of all product engineering activities to meet start of production and for reporting progress, together with own recovery actions where necessary, to Functional Manager and at formal Project Reviews.


- Operates within an agreed vehicle feature/system budget.
- Recommends authorisation of feature/system expenditure within budget.


- Accountable for identifying any issue or risk affecting feature/system delivery, for recommending remedial action, for ensuring this is visible and understood by the Senior Engineer and Functional Manager and that appropriate action is taken.
- Makes recommendations on supplier selection.
- Advises Supplier Quality Assurance of standards required/achievable and can arbitrate disputes.
- Approves production concessions and permits.
- Agrees vehicle assembly and test processes with Manufacturing Engineering.
- Formally signs off systems/components to the approved internal process and with suppliers.


- Normally has no subordinates but can be required to direct technicians.
- Collaborates closely with other engineers/senior engineers, particularly those who are dependent upon their control devices to operate their components/systems.
- Liaises with all levels in the business up to senior manager, particularly within Purchasing, Logistics, Finance and Manufacturing, and with suppliers/contract houses at all levels.
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