Project Engineer - Sports Car Wash/Wipe

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Automotive, Engineering
West Midlands
£45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£45000 per annum
Premea Limited
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Job Description:
Our client who is an iconic luxury sports car manufacturer, is currently recruiting for the following role:

Job Purpose
Lead the technical function to deliver Wash / Wipe System Attributes to quality, at cost and on time.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks
• Provide technical leadership for Wash-Wipe system commodity groups.
• Ensure progression of design maturity from initial concept approval through to Final Data Judgement (FDJ) and Final Engineering Sign-Off (FESO) in line with agreed programme gateways and design checkpoints.
• Define appropriate system-level engineering targets to meet programme function, quality and attribute requirements.
• Develop and maintain the design validation plan (DVP) including both in-house and supplier testing and ensure development and sign-off tests are completed on schedule.
• Develop System Design Specifications incorporating engineering standards, test procedures and material specifications and update these based on quality history and lessons-learned from previous client programmes.
• Lead Failure Mode Avoidance activities including DFMEA, quality history reviews, development tests and CAE study requests as required.
• Lead the resolution of design, attribute or packaging incompatibilities through the appropriate cross-functional forums, Virtual Concept Integration Meeting (VCIM), Section Reviews, Engineering Technical Forum, including presenting at these forums where required.
• Lead supplier meetings and visits to ensure all design, cost, quality & timing expectations are achieved.
• Produce engineering releases to support commodity and programme timing.
• Support vehicle launch and pre-production builds (both virtual and physical) and ensure progression of engineering concerns through initial containment, root cause analysis and permanent corrective actions.
• Manage engineering concerns to ensure resolution in line with programme gateways.
• Identify and track commodity cost risks and opportunities.
• Maintain all relevant project documentation.

Qualifications and Experience
• Engineering degree (or equivalent)
• Relevant experience gained within automotive engineering / product development.
• Prior experience in development and/or integration of Wiper and Washer components and systems on new vehicle programmes.
• Relevant experience in automotive exterior trim or other mechatronic systems
• Proven experience in development and/or integration of windscreen wiper and washer systems.
• Proven ability to deliver engineering solutions in line with 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 Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis.
• Good understanding of manufacturing techniques and tooling including stamping, casting, injection moulding and fabrication.
• Commodity-specific knowledge on latest technology and industry benchmarks applicable to windscreen wiper and washer systems.
• CAD literate (Siemens NX).
• Proficient in the use of Teamcentre / VisMockup to interrogate designs.
• 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.
• Full driving licence

Please note to apply for this position, you MUST have either a UK or EU passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship of any kind.

The services advertised by Premea Limited for this vacancy are those of an Employment agency.

Contact Details:
Premea Limited
Tel: +44(0)1926 298890
Fax: +44(0)1926 298908
Contact: Chris Wright

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