Vehicle Engineering Leader

Recruiter
Select Engineering Limited
Location
Gaydon
Salary
Up to £45,000
Posted
04 Aug 2017
Closes
11 Sep 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Full Time
Vehicle Engineering Leader

Location

Gaydon

Job number:

02192

Salary

Up To £45,000 Perm

Reference No.

VEN064

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to 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.
* Capable to work within tight time frames and relatively stressful working environment.

Qualifications & Experience

- Automotive or Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent.
* NX CAD capability would be highly beneficial.
* 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, and a broad range of external technical partners.

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