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Prototype Properties Leader

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 01/09/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (08/09/14)
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 experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
To lead delivery of car builds and order and coordinate DV parts.


Key Responsibilities & Tasks
•To take the programme X1, M1 and VP requirements and determine how to deliver these vehicles within the constraints of the prototype vehicle budget.
•Take the DV parts requirements and factor into total parts requirements orders.

X1 Build
•The Prototype Properties Leader (PPL) will work with the Vehicle Engineering Manager (VEM) and Prototype workshop to scope out the most appropriate method of delivery, eg type of donor vehicle, appropriate modifications required to deliver the required attributes.
•Engage with internal and external engineering resource to lead the design of parts.
•Work with the purchasing team to procure the parts including raising of (purchase cost requisitions) PCRs.
•Create costed Bill of materials (BOMs) and control the vehicle build budget.
•Work with the prototype workshop to establish build timing and process.
•Lead virtual build reviews as required.
•Lead start up and wash up and take away build concerns for resolution.
•Lead OKTB reviews and make the recommendation on whether to proceed. If unable then make a recommendation on timing and actions.

M1 Build
•The PPL will work with the VEM and Prototype workshop to scope out the most appropriate method of delivery, eg bridging parts requirements to ensure fit for purpose
•Engage with internal and external engineering resource to lead the design of bridging parts.
•Participate in Virtual Series reviews to ensure compatibility of the physical builds.
•Work with the programme and purchasing team to procure the parts including raising of PCRs.
•Create costed BOMs and control the vehicle build budget.
•Work with the prototype workshop to establish build timing and process.
•Lead start up and wash up and take away build concerns for resolution.
•Lead OKTB reviews and make the recommendation on whether to proceed. If unable then make a recommendation on timing and actions

VP Build
•The VBL will work with the programme team to identify parts that do not support VP build via process and work with PMT areas to implement containment actions.
•Participate in Virtual Series reviews to ensure compatibility of the physical builds.
•Work with the programme and purchasing team to procure the parts including raising of PCRs.
•Lead start up and wash up and take away build concerns for resolution.
•Lead OKTB reviews and make the recommendation on whether to proceed. If unable then make a recommendation on timing and actions.

Qualifications & Experience
•Automotive Engineering Degree
•Minimum 5 years experience in programme management or vehicle engineering role.
•Broad vehicle systems knowledge and experience of coordinating and working with prototype vehicles. Microsoft Office tools and BOM knowledge.
•TCE and VISPLUS user.
•Significant experience of complex planning and timing activities.
•Logical, objective approach to planning and problem solving.
•Ability to lead a cross functional team.
•Engineering design leadership capable.
•Able to understand the impact of prototype design on vehicle attributes to allow negotiation with vehicle end users.
•Able to work within and control a budget.
•Good presentation skills and able to use metrics and concise summaries to illustrate challenges / help required
•Outgoing and approachable with the ability to clearly communicate and be authoritative.
•Disciplined and methodical and able to work with multiple demands.
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