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  • Job reference: RMS0132579

Senior Engineer Steering

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/12/2013
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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 experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
Assist with the Design, Release, and document compilation for Steering systems
Work with current Component Engineer and help facilitate the design, Release and sign off of Steering systems which includes steering gear, pipes, hoses, cooler, pumps, ECU, reservoir and brackets. Other components may be added to this list if work load permits.
Control design activities for CAD Designers.
Generate and update minutes for relevant PMST meetings.
Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends.
Work with Suppliers to design and develop components & systems to meet all specified requirements such as weight, cost, durability, and performance targets.
Analyse the suitability of ‘parts bin’ components.
Help manage Suppliers to ensure parts are delivered on time to the required quality standard
Work closely with Manufacturing and Launch to enable swift and accurate fitment of components to vehicles.
Work with Vehicle Dynamics to meet attribute targets and achieve freeze dates.
Aid with the Design Verification and Sign Off reporting.
Support vehicle tests with components where required.
Participate in DFMEAs, Quality history reviews, Robustness studies etc.
The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.
The post-holder will be required to comply with all policies and procedures issued

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline
3 years minimum experience within an automotive or automotive components supplier group
Good design knowledge of Steering systems and their functions
Component Engineering Experience
Competent in Microsoft Office applications
Can work efficiently with minimum supervision
Prepared to manage Suppliers both in UK and abroad
Rig test environment experience
Proven problem solving abilities
Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks to meet customer needs
Interest in Chassis Dynamics
Some experience of NX CAD system would be useful but not essential
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