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Thermal Management Engineer - Powertrain

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/03/2014
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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:
We are looking for an experienced automotive engineer to own the thermal protection systems such as heat shields, material selection, best package guidelines, as well as negotiate with other system owners.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
Knowledge and understanding of latest technologies for heat protection.
Knowledge of heat protection material manufacturing including tooling lead time and costs.
Understanding of thermal analysis tools including Radtherm or similar combined with CFD such as OpenFOAM or StarCD would be beneficial.
The candidate should have good communication and presentation skills to be able to construct a clear case supporting the thermal protection requirements.
They will be responsible for a significant budget covering tooling, engineering, test and development.
Supplier liaison, negotiation, selection, visits and management are also required.
NX8.5 as a CAD design tool with Team Centre as a PLM. Although not a CAD role, previous experience would be beneficial. Training will be given for interrogation techniques in Team Centre and other systems.
Full Service Suppliers to provide complete design specification so experience of thermal and heat protection system design and development from first principles is required.
Analyse test data to make recommendations on heat protection requirements.
Generate and present technical papers to support programme and product decisions including justification of styling changes required for functionality.
Liaise with system engineers and suppliers to determine component and system requirements.
Co-ordinated packaging schemes to meet component requirements and corporate standards.
Produce information to support package reviews, including consideration from all affected areas including production (DFA), certification, environmental, service and logistics.
Identify CAD requirements and check Model and 2D details to drafting standards for release. Release parts in time to meet programme timing.
Support supplier selection and parts procurement for prototype and production builds including RFI and RFQ.
Generate BoM information.
Lead FMEAs and generation of DVP including setting of test procedures and standards.
Support the programme managers using AMPCS, to track progress in completing Checkpoint and Programme Gateway objectives.
Support the programme Engineers and Complete Change Tracking Documents & Engineering Release Notices to allow engineering changes to be approved by the organisation.
Present programme status to Powertrain Checkpoints, support Powertrain design reviews, Package Meetings and Powertrain PMT meetings.
Lead and support, as appropriate, FMA including FMEAs and input to the manufacturing PFMEA

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Preferably Educated to Degree level or equivalent.
It is expected candidates will need at least five years previous, recent, experience of thermal management systems, design and development, in an automotive OEM environment.
Competent with MS Office.
Good communications skills.
Good Presentation skills.
Current Driving licence and subject to satisfactory medical checks, willingness to support vehicle appraisals and testing, including Environmental, would be beneficial but not essential.
Visits to suppliers’ facilities / testing locations (UK & worldwide) or Engine Plant if required.
Able to liaise with current Module owner, suppliers and co-workers for negotiation on design package compromises.
Confident in reporting programme status to Line Manager and Project Managers clearly advising risks to the programme at earliest opportunity.
Flexible ability to work on multiple tasks to a tight timescale, accurately, without detailed supervision
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