Chief Engineer – Structures Group

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West Midlands
£70,000 to £100,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£70000 - £100000 per annum
Premea Limited
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Job Description:
Our Automotive Tier 1 client, who is currently engaged in several exciting and innovative automotive projects, now has an excellent opportunity for a talented and experienced Chief Engineer in the Structures Group based at their Midlands engineering centre in Coventry.

Key Purpose of the role:
To lead the Structures Group team to deliver efficient structural engineering solutions for internal and external customers.

▪ Lead and guide the team in the all structural engineering tasks to support customer deliverables including:
o CAD development; 2D & 3D CAD designs of structural components are delivered to client (and customer) quality guidelines.
o CAE development; models are delivered to client (and customer) quality guidelines and are to appropriate state-of-the-art levels of predictive fidelity.
o Ensure through robust process and methods that the full design administration activity is complete and accurate; BOM (Bill of Materials), DVP (Design Verification Plan), Family Tree, Release documentation.
o Lead and guide idea generation and problem resolution sessions through day-to-day working and structured Design Reviews.
o Ensure an Engineering first' approach throughout the department focusing on understanding load paths, layout and optimisation of structures to ensure the lightest and most cost effective high performance solutions.
▪ Work closely with manufacturing partners both internal and external to ensure a clear understanding of manufacturing capability and limitations.
▪ Develop departmental technical strategies to ensure Client's position of engineering excellence.
▪ Ensure design and project documentation are maintained to satisfy the client's quality management system and customer-specific requirements.
▪ Generally works under own initiative. Plans work and cascades to first line and drives strategy across the group.
▪ Can lead large teams. Have pastoral/personnel development responsibilities
▪ Can manage multiple large tasks (>16 weeks or >£100k).
▪ Leads departmental inter dependencies & best practice methodologies. Integrates departmental planning with other business units.

Skill, Experience and Qualifications:
▪ Engineering or Maths / Physics degree or equivalent
▪ Excellent problem solving abilities & 3D spatial awareness.
▪ Commercially aware.
▪ Has a flexible approach to working.
▪ Professional attitude.
▪ Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplined team.
▪ Experienced leader of personnel and projects.
▪ CAD and/or CAE literacy.
▪ Expert knowledge of design process and tools (dFMEA, FMA, APQP).

▪ Technical leadership in design or simulation field
▪ Experiences of hands on engineering within sheet metal or composites.
▪ Knowledge of composites design and manufacture

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

Premea is a specialist recruitment consultancy representing clients in the UK and internationally within the Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace sectors.

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

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