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Vehicle Engineering Leader

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 24/04/2014
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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:
Aid the delivery of key vehicle attributes.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
•Coordination of vehicle concept layout in assistance to Vehicle Engineering Manager.
•Work closely with attribute leaders, marketing and programme teams to enable delivery of vehicle attributes to produce product in line with expectations.
•Support and conduct whole vehicle, attribute and system benchmarking and help to generate appropriate targets for the product.
•Work with PMT areas to develop whole vehicle, system and component DVP that delivers robust vehicle supporting targets.
•Work with the relevant departments to plan and execute prototype builds including number of vehicles, specification and prototype commodity plans to ensure builds are fit for purpose.
•Work with PMT areas to ensure robust FDJ through use of virtual builds and assessment of target delivery.
•Manage Prototype fleet and apportioning of development testing to achieve robust FEC.
•Assist in concern resolution with engineering and attribute teams including regular reviews and reporting as required.
•Assist with management reviews and drive assessments as required.
•Support PMT / PMST meetings as required acting as the voice of Vehicle Engineering.
•Attend and present in Technical Forums, programme PSTs, and other programme reviews as required.
•Act as stand-in for the Vehicle Engineering Manager when required.
•Take a lead role in minor model programmes including concept work and attribute lead.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Automotive or Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent.
•Whole vehicle or complex system programme coordination / management experience.
•Extensive knowledge of whole vehicle attributes.
•Experience in component design, development and sign off.
•Experienced vehicle assessor. R202 training beneficial.
•Expert user of Microsoft Office tools particularly PowerPoint and Excel.
•Confident and authoritative presentation skills.
•Should be self-motivated and able to work independently.
•Passionate about the product promoting pride throughout the programme.
•Able to build up good working relationships across a wide area of the business.
•Full valid UK driving license.

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