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Vehicle Engineering Leader

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Warwick
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/11/2014
  • Time left:
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    (24/11/14)
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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 delivery of key new model vehicle level targets and attributes.

•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/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 AMPCS milestones and 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.
•Attend package reviews and Virtual build 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 experience) ◦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.

•Microsoft Office tools and BOM knowledge.
•TCE and VISPLUS user.
•Significant experience of complex planning and timing activities.
•Logical, objective approach to planning and problem solving.
•Ability to lead a cross functional team/ Engineering design leadership capable.
•Able to understand the impact of prototype design on vehicle attributes to allow negotiation with vehicle end users.
•Able to work within and control a budget.
•Good presentation skills and able to use metrics and concise summaries to illustrate challenges / help required.
•Self-motivated and able to work independently.
•Outgoing and approachable with the ability to clearly communicate.
•Disciplined and method
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