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  • Job reference: RMS0127577

Senior Engineer - Electical Switchgear - ELE123

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/07/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (29/07/13)
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:
To Design & Develop new and modified switchgear across all of the clients vehicles. Manage component suppliers to design and develop switches and switch panels from concept through to production. Manage the commodity to ensure that it delivers all of its Engineering Release and Concern metrics. Manage the commodity to meet all program function, cost and weight targets. Develop with the assistance of suppliers and the Quality department, robust DFMEA’s and DVP test plans; ensure these are cascaded to the appropriate functions. Support/Run PMST reviews with all of the appropriate areas of the business and manage the deliverables to meet the program milestones. Manage the commodity CAD packaging through supplier reviews, utilising the Electrical CAD resource. Develop commodity timing plans and ensure the project timing supports the AMPCS milestones. Generate presentation material to be delivered to Senior Management. Support vehicle builds and provide support with problem solving (‘8D’ process). Support activities into weight saving by use of new materials using the supplier where necessary to assist. Ensure the latest features and technologies are used within the budgetary constraints of the vehicle programs. Typical component ownership is as follows; Corporate switches; Touchtronic paddleshift; switches Steering wheel switches; Joystick style HMI controllers and Master lighting switches.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering degree or equivalent qualification.
Extensive experience in automotive switchgear design and development.
Knowledge of ‘A’ surface componentry and a good understanding of switchgear haptics.
Good Experience and knowledge of vehicle electrical systems and managing switchgear suppliers.
Project managed new or modified switchgear successfully into production.
Working knowledge of Relevant Regulations and approvals.
Ability to use NX7.5 CAD tool. (Not essential but preferred, training available).
Ability to support FMEA reviews and prototype builds.
Work closely with suppliers to build first off prototypes.
Good understanding of working with design studio personnel.
Ability to work in a high pressure environment.
Ability to analyse test data from supplier testing and work to timely solutions when required.
Must have good report writing skills.
Must be proactive and trust their initiative using minimum supervision to produce practical solutions.
The successful cand
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