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Technical Manager - Aerodynamics

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/05/2015
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:
The role of Technical Manager is responsible for the aerodynamic development of our vehicles. The ideal candidate must demonstrate experience in all activities related to wind tunnel and CFD programmes to achieve aerodynamic performance targets. You will also be able to apply aerodynamic expertise to design, development and problem resolution activities working in close cooperation with other engineering functions whilst providing technical strategic leadership, in depth technical knowledge and guidance, to support and ensure achievement of business objectives and technical development, delivering on time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities
Accountable for deliverables to a specified timeframe, quality and cost
- Ability to demonstrate deliverables status at any time with Key Performance Indicators.
- Manage workload on a daily basis and respond to both long term and short term task requests.
- Support FM on project technical deliverables, financial constraints and manage to constraints
- Responsible for leading prompt concern resolution on existing processes, the coordination of resource, and ability to provide containment solutions when necessary.
- Manage any outsourced work in the same technical area, including supplier management.
- Manage budgetary requirements to meet KPI objectives.

Managing and setting technical objectives, deliverables and monitoring Developing and maintaining specialist technical and business knowledge and capability, to ensure appropriate technical direction is provided
- Propose process and method improvements to develop departmental capability. · Ability to lead on technical direction working with other departments/Engineers.
- Provide technical direction to other feature owners.
- Provide technical input into concepts for future development.
- Accountable for developing and influencing the strategic technical direction within special area.

Demonstrate a broad awareness of process and operational requirements within the area. ·
- Responsible for the delivery of attribute targets ·
- Support and provide technical knowhow in relation to product planning. ·
- Advise management of strategic opportunities in areas of technical expertise.
- Develop and gain agreement for the strategic technical direction/Technical Roadmaps within specialist area.
- Keep up to date with industry innovations and relevant Group technical roadmap deployment, keeping up-to-date with acoustic technologies within area of responsibility (reading technical papers, technical conferences, sharing technical knowledge, active participation and contribution (e.g. presenting technical papers), representation of BY at KAA, KAK · Managing - development and deployment of Acoustic Simulation Engineering (e.g. - LMS, FEA, CAD, SEA, CAE, CFD, GT Power etc)

Maintain effective communication internally and within the company Group. ·
- Responsibility to ensure factual and effective communication is provided at all levels, including within all cross-functional working teams. ·
- Participation and effective representation of function/Company in appropriate technical meetings. ·
- Responsible for the collation and presentation of relevant data in order to consult and lead functional /cross-functional meetings.
-Transparent issue escalation to senior management, accountable for identifying and escalating issues and risks to senior management ·

Develop relationships with counterparts in appropriate internal functions and group organisations, and provide relevant guidance to suppliers
-To develop active project, technology, platform, information Group technical working groups (KAA)
- Make recommendations and effective presentations to the business in area of technical specialism, with the ability to explain and break down technical detail/direction.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Appropriate experience working in the Automotive Industry or related industries. Experience of process from launch to production.
- Strong influencing skills and communication, with a commitment to building positive relationships with other functions, and Group as an outward facing expert.
- Ability to share technical knowledge effectively with others, coach and guide as appropriate.
- Demonstrable experience of process improvement activities within the specific technology.
- Good business awareness and ability to make and influence strategic decisions within business context.
- Understanding and ability to demonstrate behaviours in line with the Group People Framework.
- Has demonstrable knowledge applicable to the technology areas in a relevant Engineering discipline to a degree level or equivalent.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Preferably Chartered Engineer, or with a desire to achieve/currently working towards Chartered status
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