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Project Engineer – Seals

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/06/2014
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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 experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
Lead the design and development of dynamic seals for all closures to meet performance targets.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Performance target setting and validation plan (in conjunction with Body Development, CAE & relevant PAT)
FESO document ownership including engineering deviations as required
Creation of design specification, concept schemes and definition of master sections
Plan design activity to support programme timing (Detail Design Plan)
Lead cross functional design reviews for system;
Liaise with vehicle packaging to ensure complete vehicle integration;
Liaise with PATs to ensure compatibility with relevant attribute targets;
Create release data to support Engineering Release (CAD, drawings, data transmittal note);
Manage concerns, containments and permanent corrective actions
Represent commodity in VSIM, design reviews, package meetings, Virtual Series events and FDJ gateways
Lead FMA activities (DFMEA, QHR, DoE)
Maintain relevant project documentation (FESO document, DFMEA, Detail Design Plan)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering degree (or equivalent) and preferably Chartership with an engineering institution
Extensive experience within automotive engineering / product development
Extensive experience in the design of dynamic seals on new vehicle programmes
Knowledge of seal manufacture, development and validation
Proven track record in design of dynamic sealing
Experience of leadership, ability to deliver under pressure and excellent organisation skills.
Familiar with failure mode avoidance techniques including DFMEA
Good understanding of manufacturing techniques
Proficient in the use of Teamcentre / VisMockup to interrogate CAD designs and drawings
CAD literate (preferably Siemens NX)
Intuitive knowledge of fundamental engineering theory.
Thorough, data-driven approach to solving engineering issues
Confident communicator – able to present at design reviews and technical forums
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