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Steering Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 09/12/2014
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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 experienced engineering professionals.

The Role:
To lead the Design, Release, and Sign off of all Steering systems.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
• Lead the design, Release and sign off of Steering systems which includes EPAS & HPAS steering gears, 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.
• Lead steering PMST meetings and ensure good quality minutes are generated swiftly.
• 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.
• 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.
• Lead the Design Verification and Sign Off reporting.
• Support vehicle tests with components where required.
• Lead DFMEAs, Quality history reviews, Robustness studies etc.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline is essential.
• Extensive experience within an automotive or automotive components supplier group.
• Excellent 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.
• Proficient in Engineering Drawing Standards.
• Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks to meet customer needs.
• Strong Interest in Chassis Dynamics.
• Some experience of NX CAD system would be useful but not essential.
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