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  • Job reference: RMS0131212

Senior Engineer – Safety and Restraints

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/01/2014
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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 experiences engineering professionals.

The Role:
To lead safety restraints development, design and change management across all programmes to ensure all targets and legislative requirements are met.
Define component level targets from legal requirements, OEM (SDS), SAE, industry standard practice
 Lead a team to deliver restraints system components.
 Take ownership of the development and change management of vehicle restraints systems (airbags, seatbelts, steering wheel) across VH platform vehicles.
 Lead the management of external suppliers to deliver all programme targets.
 Control the component DVP and supplier D&D tests for restraints components.
 Ensure failure avoidance tools and processes (DFMEA/FMA) are applied to restraint components.
 Lead the financial management of supplier D&D and tooling budgets to ensure that they are delivered within quality targets, on time and within budget.
 Ensure engineering releases are completed to highest quality and on time.
 Ensure restraint related concerns are resolved to the highest quality and on time.
 Lead engineering decision making towards issue resolution

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience in Vehicle Safety Restraint Systems engineering is preferred (although the role would also suit a competent recent graduate).
 Engineering degree (or equivalent) with a minimum 2:1 classification.
 Experience of leadership or evidence of leadership ability.
 Clear knowledge of fundamental engineering theory.
 Able to manage suppliers to deliver all programme targets.
 Able to plan and execute project work for achievement of sub-system team targets.
 Knowledge of CAD (NX) is advantageous.
 Must be able to learn quickly and integrate into a successful and dynamic team.
 Self-starting and self-motivated with excellent organisational skills.
 Driving licence, Medical clearance in order to drive company vehicles
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