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  • Job reference: RMS0151107

Steering Wheel & DAB Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/02/2015
  • Time left:
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    (23/03/15)
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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 safety restraints development, design and change management for steering wheels and drivers airbags across all vehicle programs.


Key Responsibilities & Tasks

• Define component level targets (from legal requirements, OEM (SDS), SAE, industry standard practice.
• Own the Final Engineering Signoff (FESO) documents.
• Take ownership for the development and change management of steering wheel and driver’s airbag across all programs.
• Liaise with design & colour/trim teams to ensure that manufacturing feasibility, costs, timing are achieved whilst also meeting styling aspirations.
• Lead the management of external suppliers to deliver all program targets.
• Control the component DVP and supplier D&D tests for restraints components.
• Ensure failure avoidance tools and processes (DFMEA/FMA) are applied to restraint components.
• Ensure engineering releases are completed to highest quality and on time.
• Ensure program delivers to cost targets.
• Ensure restraint related concerns are resolved to the highest quality and on time.
• Lead engineering decision making towards issue resolution.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Good understanding and experience in Vehicle Safety Restraint Systems.
• Engineering degree (i.e. MEng/BEng or equivalent, 2:1 or higher).
• Clear knowledge of fundamental engineering theory.
• Able to plan and execute project work for achievement of sub system team targets.
• Must be able to learn quickly and integrate into a successful and dynamic team.
• Offer strong character attributes as well as necessary knowledge and experience.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Self-starting and self-motivated.
• Driving licence, Medical clearance to drive company vehicles.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience of leadership or clear evidence of leadership ability.
• Able to manage suppliers to deliver to all program targets.
• Experience of working with styling teams.
• CAD (NX) knowledge would be an advantage.
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