Vehicle Engineering Leader

Rate: £27.00 - £30.00 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28483-ms

Expiration date: 27 February 2018

Job Purpose: The purpose of this role is to aid the delivery of key vehicle attributes.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Coordination of vehicle concept layout in assistance to Vehicle Engineering Manager.
  • Work closely with attribute leaders, marketing and programme teams to enable delivery of vehicle attributes to produce product in line with expectations.
  • Support and conduct whole vehicle, attribute and system benchmarking and help to generate appropriate targets for the product.
  • Work with PMT areas to develop whole vehicle, system and component DVP that delivers robust vehicle supporting targets.
  • Work with the relevant departments to plan and execute prototype builds including number of vehicles, specification and prototype commodity plans to ensure builds are fit for purpose.
  • Work with PMT areas to ensure robust FDJ through use of virtual builds and assessment of target delivery.
  • Manage Prototype fleet and apportioning of development testing to achieve robust FEC.
  • Assist in concern resolution with engineering and attribute teams including regular reviews and reporting as required.
  • Assist with management reviews and drive assessments as required.
  • Support PMT / PMST meetings as required acting as the voice of Vehicle Engineering.
  • Attend and present in Technical Forums, programme PSTs, and other programme reviews as required.
  • Act as a stand-in for the Vehicle Engineering Manager when required.
  • Take a lead role in minor model programmes including concept work and attribute lead.
  • Capable to work within tight timeframes and relatively stressful working environment.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Automotive or Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent.
  • NX CAD capability would be highly beneficial.
  • Whole vehicle or complex system programme coordination/management experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of whole vehicle attributes.
  • Experience in component design, development and sign off.
  • Experienced vehicle assessor.  R202 training beneficial.
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office tools particularly PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Confident and authoritative presentation skills.
  • Should be self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Passionate about the product promoting pride throughout the programme.
  • Able to build up good working relationships across a wide area of the business, and a broad range of external technical partners.
  • Full valid UK driving license (AML Level 4 driver trained preferable).