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  • Job reference: RMS0171454

Specialist Engineer - Weights - 31081

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/11/2016
  • Duration: 29 weeks

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 the client's 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 the client 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 client 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.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
Candidates will be required to support a Weight PAT Leader in the delivery of Weight and Mass Properties target development
Prioritise your own workload as defined by your Weight PAT Leader
Conduct vehicle level benchmarking and support attribute futuring


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

Skills Preferred:
Support the Weight PAT Leader in issue resolution and weight status
Co-ordinate and organise Design Efficiency Reviews and ensure benchmark/teardown data availability
Generate programme specific Weight Engineering Reports; Loading Charts, Parametric Models
Weighing prototype and production vehicles
Weighing prototype and production components at plant.
Ensure timely completion of programme metrics RMDV, Panel charts, Tech Data Sheets
Generate regular reports using Vehicle weighing (WAHA) data to support data analysis and validation.
Weight interface for PLO and associated functions

Experience Required:
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 client Engineering and Manufacturing sites

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