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Project Engineer - Suspension Structures - 22025

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/04/2012
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Position Description:
- Working within the Suspension Structures Group, the Project Engineer
- Suspension Design is responsible for the design and development of control arms, wheel hubs, knuckles, cross axis joints, ball joints and bearings for the company platforms.
- The team deliver ground-up designs of all these components from concept through detail design and into production.
- Each Engineer is responsible for achieving performance targets for their components to facilitate meeting dynamic and durability requirements.
- Close interaction is required across all suspension architecture teams, other chassis functions and suppliers in order to achieve this.

Key Responsibilities
- Ownership of components from concept to production
- Ground-up design of components to meet or exceed performance targets
- Design of components that adhere to departmental standards
- Effective planning and delivery of overall layout, detail design, durability and validation
- Derivation of Engineering Specifications, DFMEA, Delivery Timing Plans and Design Verification Plans (DVP).
- Release of Engineering Drawings (WERS)
- Supplier discussions and communications
- Resolution of engineering issues throughout process (AIMS)
- Leadership of other team members where applicable.

Skills Required:
- Knowledge of chassis suspension
- Ability to detail design cast and forged components within complex package requirements
- Proven ability to deliver robust, high performance engineering designs.
- Proven leadership skills of cross department teams
- Effective communication and team working skills

Skills Preferred:
- Proven problem solving skills
- use of DMAIC tools preferableSix Sigma Problem Solving
- Knowledge of the companies systems preferred (AIMS, WERS, AWS, etc)
- MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

Experience Required:
- Experience of component design to deliver performance attributes (durability, stiffness, weight, cost)
- Detail design Experience of cast, forged and pressed components.
- Supplier management and control

Education Required:
- Engineering degree (preferably Mechanical or Automotive)
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