Manager/Principal Engineer - Body Exterior

Gerrell & Hard Limited
£50 - £57,000 + Bonus + Car
10 Oct 2017
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Manager/Principal Engineer - Body Exterior Permanent - Warwickshire - £50 - £57,000 This is a chance for you to work with one of the most iconic brands in the world. Would you like to work for an automotive company that is passionate, creative and motivated? Job Purpose The purpose of the role is to lead the development and integration of Exterior Trim and Body Mechanisms systems and components on new vehicle programmes on a specific vehicle line as part of a cross-functional application team. Key Responsibilities & Tasks * Represent Body Exterior functions in the cross-functional application. * Define Body Exterior change content in response to Strategic Evaluation Letter (SEL) * Work with vehicle engineering and functional engineering teams to ensure that Body Exterior commodities integrate effectively with other commodities to achieve overall vehicle programme targets. * Accountable for standardised documents including Engineering Concept Matrix, BoM and Final Engineering Sign-Off to describe and report status of parts applied to the project. * Work with cost estimating and purchasing functions to establish appropriate piece and tooling cost targets and maintain cost tracker. * Coordinate functional actions relating to piece/tooling cost gap closure and challenge and optimise D&D costs * Ensure on time system selection and sourcing for all Body Exterior commodities. * Monitor closure of all open Body Exterior concerns at all stages of the programme in line with required build phase implementation. * Ensure parts / designs for all new programme content are available at required maturity and quality for all physical and virtual builds * Accountable for on time submission and approval of all Body Exterior releases applicable to the programme * Accountable for achievement of required attribute targets, including mass, for all unique programme content. Qualifications & Experience * Engineering degree (or equivalent) * Experienced within automotive engineering / product development * Prior experience in development and/or integration of Body Exterior Trim and/or mechanisms components and systems on new vehicle programmes * Experienced in leading cross-functional teams * Proven project management skills and ability to deliver engineering solutions on time to cost, quality and attribute targets * Understands testing and validation requirements for automotive body systems * Good grasp of engineering fundamentals and familiar with problem solving and failure mode avoidance techniques including DFMEA * Familiar with manufacturing techniques, technology and industry benchmarks applicable to Exterior Trim and Mechanisms * Proficient in the use of Teamcentre / VisMockup to interrogate designs * Knowledge of AM Mission product creation process * Self-starting and self-motivated - Able to work with minimal supervision. * Able to balance conflicting requirements within cross-functional teams and positively influence decisions on product definition and design. * Thorough, data-driven approach to solving engineering issues * Excellent organisational skills, ability to deliver under pressure and manage multiple tasks. * Confident communicator - able to present at design reviews and technical forums CV's to ********************
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