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  • Job reference: RMS0172699

Specialist Engineer - 31341

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/12/2016
  • Duration: on going

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Sustainability Attributes is a multi-discipline function containing the sub attributes of Weights and Environment, operating as part of Vehicle Engineering and Attributes (VEA). Weight Engineering has a critical role in regulatory obligations for tailpipe CO2, GHG and customer driven attributes. An excellent opportunity exists to learn about attribute management through the subject of Mass Properties. As a PAT Leader within Weight Engineering, this represents an ideal opportunity to guide and influence the business in delivering all carlines to achieve a highly competitive offering to our customers. This role is pivotal in helping deliver its corporate compliance CO2 targets as move towards 2020. Being involved from initial target setting (pre PS) right through to validation at VP and production capability at J1, the wide scope of this role means that there is opportunity to interact with many areas of the business. Additionally, exposure to the wider engineering teams as it encompasses the whole vehicle and it also provides the opportunity for interaction with all levels of the business including senior management. The department has a proven track record for professional development and career progression, through the technical development of the attribute and leadership skills and visibility gained as a result of building relationships up to Director level.

3 KEY SKILLS
Strong leadership and project management skills with ability to prioritise own and others time and work load
Deliver under pressure and challenging deadlines
Good presentation and communication skills

Experience Required: Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities.Candidates will be required to lead, manage and champion Weight and Mass Properties target development and delivery for multiple programmes and different model years. Prioritise workload for yourself and your immediate team and lead the programme support team where applicable. Negotiate cross functional and attribute target trading and balancing for Weight with VEM, CPD, VPD and Engineering Director(s) Review vehicle level benchmarking output for attribute futuring and target setting. Lead issue resolution and status report out up to Engineering Director at Engineering Tech. Issues reviews. Co-ordinate and chair Design Efficiency Reviews, using teardown data, with engineering functions. Ensure consistent and accurate data reporting to the business. Loading Charts, Parametric models, etc. Liaise with International Engineering teams to ensure robust delivery of Weights for products built off shore. Take responsibility for producing programme metrics e.g. RMDV, Panel charts, Tech Data Sheets. Conduct Certification of Masses and Dimensions Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) with the VCA. Attend Engineering meetings, VIT, COC weight Reviews, Virtual Series Meetings. Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time

Experience Preferred: Whole vehicle engineering knowledge & cross functional experience Self-motivated, uses initiative and problem solver focussed on delivering results Able to deliver quality and consistency in a complex, highly demanding environment

Education Required: Relevant degree or equivalent experience

Additional Information : This is a 40 hour a week contract with a 3:30pm finish on a Friday Travel may be required to other Engineering and Manufacturing sites

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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