Project Engineer - Cooling

Rate: £29.00 - £31.00 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27229-aj

Expiration date: 06 June 2017

Job Purpose: AML have a large number of new and exciting product programmes. Over the next few years several of these programmes run in parallel and incremental resource is required to support the aggressive launch plans. This role is to define the cooling system strategy and components for the next decade, covering both large and small pressure charged engines.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Working with the Cooling System Module Leader to determine cross platform cooling system strategy for all future product including:
  • Vehicle integration of cooling systems.
  • Base engine cooling, water and oil.
  • Inter-cooling, including air/air and air /water systems.
  • Transmission cooling.
  • Hybrid systems cooling.
  • Define and specify, from first principles, cooling system/component specification.
  • Lead/support CAE investigations into system layout/selection.
  • Support Cooling System Module Leader with technical expertise.
  • Lead/support general QCWF activities for cooling systems (quality, cost, weight, function).
  • Generate/present technical papers to support/drive programme and product decisions.
  • Liaise with system engineers and suppliers to determine component and system requirements.
  • Co-ordinate packaging schemes to meet component requirements and corporate standards.
  • Produce information to support package reviews, including consideration from all affected areas including production (DFA), certification, environmental, service and logistics.
  • Identify CAD requirements and check Model and 2D details to AML drafting standards for release.
  • Release components in time to meet CMM dates for programme timing gateways.
  • Support supplier selection, parts procurement for both prototype and production builds including RFI and RFQ.
  • Generate BoM information.
  • Lead DFMEAs and DVP generation to including the setting of corporate test procedures/standards.
  • Design should be optimised for component and system performance, strength, material selection and weight through experience, hand calculations and the use of analysis tools.
  • Support the development of in house design test and development standards and procedures.
  • Support component and vehicle development/validation through the use of Hot Environmental Testing.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Recent experience of automotive OEM cooling, at component and system level, including specification, design and development.
  • A flexible ability to work on multiple tasks to a tight timescale, accurately, without detailed supervision.
  • Competent with MS Office.
  • Good communications and presentation skills.