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  • Job reference: RMS0128145

Senior Engineer - Electrical Switchgear

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/09/2013
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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 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 clients 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
 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 solut
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