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Specialist Engineer - Chassis - 27573

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/01/2015
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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:
Support to the Architectural Module Leader (AML) for specific programme(s); Taking inputs from Programme Direction documents etc. Manage agreement of specifications in collaboration with Braking Attribute and Integration Teams. Manage cost estimates to support specifications, submitting component piece price, vendor tooling and Design & Development costs. Cross check with costs from programme approval documents. Create and own the Bill of Material for Brakes (BOM) and maintain for cost and BOM validation. Lead Module meetings, building effective relationships with team members. Coordinate and influence the team to deliver, often without direct responsibility for the team members. Build, maintain and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Be the primary interface to the Programme Leader Programme Management Team (PL PMT) meetings. Be the interface to the Programme Leader Advanced Product Creation (PL APC) meetings. Manage Deliverables completion and robust handover of APC programmes from Programme Start (PS) to the core Programme Lead Engineer. Manage team to achieve Engineering deliverables gateway requirements, track and report progress Report programme status / plans at Brakes management reviews and Directors reviews. Collate data for reports and metrics for the programme. Produce reports for delivery to the PLs. Capture issues and track progress, reporting these to the AML. Lead issue resolution. Respond to ad hoc requests for reports and information from the PL Track and report performance against targets, flagging risks early. Support the AML in liaising with other functions (e.g., Manufacturing Engineering (AME) and purchasing) to ensure timely input from them. The role will be Gaydon based, with occasional travel.

Skills Required:
Project Management . High drive, self-motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision. Good leadership and influencing skills. Able to communicate confidently at all levels within the business and the supply base. Engineering complex mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems. Understanding of automotive chassis and braking systems. Confident in the application of FTEP quality and reliability disciplines, particularly FMEA. Candidates must be committed, flexible and able to work under pressure. Good PC skills and must be IT literate. UK Full Cat B driving licence (or equivalent)

Skills Preferred:
Experience of Automotive new model activities (concept to launch environment) preferably in the role of project leader or commodity/system leader or similar.

Experience Required:
Working with an Automotive OEM or large Tier 1 in a Brakes development role. Planning and delivery of complex multi-disciplinary projects in an automotive mechanical or electronics environment using a Gateway based process.

Experience Preferred:
Prior or Current automotive experience working to GPDS / PCDS and using eFDVS / RMDV. Successful delivery of Brakes engineering module for an automotive OEM. Considerable experience in an automotive engineering or development environment.

Education Required:
Educated to degree level, or equivalent, in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering or a related discipline.

Education Preferred:
Masters in Engineering or Business
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