Product Engineer (Cockpit or Doors)

Select Engineering Limited
Leamington Spa
Up to £48,000 per annum
02 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
I am currently looking for a Product Engineer (Cockpit or Doors) to join a large automotive tier 1 supplier.

Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum
Hourly rate: Up to £35.00 per hour

- An opportunity for a Product Engineer has arisen within our Product Design, Engineering and Development Team, we are looking for an experienced engineer who is keen to work in our creative environment.
- Based at our head office in Warwick, this is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is looking to join a team of automotive industry experts and play a key part in driving our business forward to ensure that we are successful in achieving our goals.
- Responsible for the Product Definition, Validation and Execution.
- Primarily responsible to the Project Team to assure total support and management of the program within the functional area of Product Engineering.
- Secondarily responsibility to the functional (Product Engineering) department to observe all policies and procedures for that functional area to participate in the continuous improvement of systems and processes.


- Coordinates and follows product engineering responsibilities from design concept, through Prototype build, pilot, production, and life of the program.
- Provide feasibility input to support Studio Design & Package Requirements.
- Champion, support and participate in Design and Engineering Reviews.
- Create and maintain a Master Section Package for the Commodity.
- Work with advance engineering, styling and the company's technical centre on development of the Concept and feasibility of components and vehicle level integration.
- Work with, and direct the CAD team to ensure all engineering parameters and customer requirements are being fulfilled on a timely basis.
- Update Product Definition whenever project definition changes.
- Develop the DFMEA, DFM and other engineering disciplines if specified by the customer.
- Organise and develop Design concepts, product architecture and set internal Engineering specifications.
- Directs, coordinates, assigns tasks, and works with customer engineers to bring all Engineering disciplines together on the project.
- Participate in all customer meetings which impact the design and engineering of the commodity.
- Represents all Product Engineering concerns at project team meetings.
- Creates and maintains an Engineering Open Issues List.
- Define and identify SC's / CC's for the commodity according to customer specification or the company's internal specifications.
- Prepare preliminary detail drawings, with assistance of CAD design group
- Prepare layouts/detail drawings for review and release, with assistance of CAD design group
- Utilize and apply GD&T.


- Develop DVP&R, obtaining customer approval, and initiating all laboratory and virtual tests.
- Administer and over check Simulated product tests (CAE) and later physical tests in compliance with the DVP&R and assess the product design in line with internal and customer requirements reporting all findings internally and to the customer.
- Ensure that the product design complies with all product requirements and any international Legal standards when applicable.
- Ensure that the product meets all engineering objectives and targets for weight, acoustics, water sealing, cost, service etc.


- Works with build coordination and technology group (process) engineer to direct design verification build and prototype build and record all design problems.
- Assigns all design problems to proper engineering discipline for countermeasure.
- Responsible for Design Verification and Product Validation of the project, through liaison with the test lab and quality departments.
- Interfaces with the customer to ensure all engineering needs and requirements are being met.
- Coordinates engineering changes through the customers and internal systems during the Development Phase.
- Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases.
- Works with the Project Manager and other engineers to establish priorities and assign tasks to complete the project according to the defined schedule.
- Support launch at the customer assembly plants.

Additional Experience, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:


- Degree Qualified in an Engineering, Product or Industrial Design field.
- Specific Engineering applications and 5 years in Automotive Engineering preferred
- At least 3 years of Automotive Interior Engineering / Plastics experience.
- Expert in Plastic injection moulding, post processes and assembly of complex components.
- Detailed and diligent mind-set capable of working under their own initiative and driving excellence in others.
- Experience working with OEM's as a Tier 1 supplier in an engineering function.
- Possess good written and oral communication skills
- Ability to effectively conduct group presentations,
- Dedication to continuous learning is critical for this position.
- Strong Microsoft Office skills.


- Advanced experience in Catia V5 or other industry software with the ability to create, interrogate and communicate geometry requirements.
- Capable of using pictographic tools (Sketching, Diagrams, presentations) to clearly communicate issues and requirements.

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