Project Engineer - Subframes

Salary: £44,000 - £47,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27060-ms

Expiration date: 06 June 2017

Job Purpose: The purpose of the role is to lead the Design, Release, and Sign Off of the Chassis Subframes.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
The key responsibilities and tasks of the role include:

  • Lead the design, release and sign off of Front and Rear Subframes (Isolated and Solid Mounted variants), Subframe Bushes and Structural Undertrays. Other components may be added to this list if work load permits.
  • Control design activities for Computer Aided Design Designers.
  • Lead Subframe meetings and ensure good quality minutes are generated swiftly.
  • Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends.
  • Work with Suppliers to design and develop components to meet all specified requirements such as weight, cost, durability, and performance targets.
  • Analyse the suitability of ‘parts bin’ components.
  • Manage Suppliers to ensure parts are delivered on time to the required quality standard
  • Work closely with Manufacturing and Launch to enable swift and accurate fitment of components to vehicles.
  • Work with Vehicle Dynamics to meet attribute targets and achieve freeze dates.
  • Lead the Design Verification and Sign Off reporting. Create system level DVPs.
  • Support vehicle tests with components where required.
  • Lead Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Quality history reviews, Robustness studies etc.

Qualifications & Experience:
The successful applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Engineering Degree in appropriate discipline
  • Experience within an automotive or automotive components supplier group
  • Excellent design and engineering knowledge of Subframes & Chassis components
  • Component Engineering Experience
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications
  • Can work efficiently with minimum supervision
  • Prepared to manage Suppliers both in UK and abroad
  • Rig test environment experience
  • Proven problem solving abilities
  • Proficient in Engineering Drawing Standards
  • Strong time management, accuracy, diligence, ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks to meet customer needs
  • Strong Interest in Chassis Dynamics
  • Some experience of NX CAD system would be useful but not essential