Salary: £45k - £55k
Job Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Expiration date: 18 February 2018
Define an engine system concept from technical information and the product development letter, translate into a design specification and deliver the system through the product development process into production.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
Function: Generate robust System Design Specification to define system functional targets and deliver components to meet targets. Deliver component/system DFMEAs to define DVP and design guidance. Support Test and Development team to build, plan and complete the DVP, whilst ensuring supplier tests are completed and reported on time.
Quality: Use AML engineering quality systems (FMEAs, Robustness Studies, QHR) to prevent, identify and resolve potential quality concerns.
Cost: Support EPMT in definition of programme cost targets and work with suppliers to deliver systems that achieves these targets (Tooling, Engineering and Piece).
Weight: Support EPMT in definition of programme weight targets and manage CAD engineers to design system that achieves targets.
Package: Manage CAD engineers to achieve static and dynamic clearance targets. Negotiate component change in other areas of AML Product Development if required to achieve clearances.
Assembly: Work with manufacturing engineering to ensure that components can be assembled into engines and vehicles repeatedly and within required cycle time.
Programme: Use the AM-Mission system to track progress in completing Unit Gateway deliverables. Present system status to Powertrain Unit Gateways, support Powertrain design reviews, AML Package Meetings and Powertrain PMT meetings.
Planning: Define and manage a commodity plan for each programme including design and manufacturing leadtimes as well as alignment to engine and vehicle programme timing.
Change Management: Define, maintain and complete Change Tracking Documents and Engineering Release Notices to allow engineering changes to be approved by AML and engine supply partners.
FMA: Lead system DFMEAs and input to manufacturing PFMEAs.
Issue Resolution: Report and resolve engineering Concerns via AML eCMS and within the timing guidelines. Use appropriate problem solving tools where required (8D, 6Sigma)
FDJ (final data judgement): Track FDJ progress and achieve readiness declaration to meet project timing.
FEC (final engineering completion): Create, maintain and deliver FEC documentation.
Benchmarking: Acquire and evaluate industry, competitor and emerging technologies appropriate for the engine system and compatibility with the programme targets.
Knowledge & Process: Maintain, protect and enhance AML IPR and engineering standards, using available mechanisms (Patents, FMA, QHR, benchmarking, lessons learnt, technical training, collaborations, concept and advanced engineering research projects).
Qualifications and Experience:
• Educated to Degree level or higher in an engineering discipline, or equivalent relevant experience
• The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate technical knowledge in specific engine system(s), and be able to take full responsibility for delivery of that system to production.
• Previous delivery of engine or powertrain system product development.
• Engine system or sub-system design and/or development experience.
• Working as part of an engineering product development team.
• Demonstrated thorough technical knowledge of gasoline engine system functions and vehicle application of gasoline engine systems
• Plan and track the spend on tooling, engineering and parts for the system and predict the spend to the end of the project to ensure that it can be completed within the available budget.
• Must be able to present technical information to peers and management.
• Must be able to write technical and project reports as required.
• Able to review and critique technical reports and information
• Proficient in office software (Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Project)
• To operate successfully in this role, the candidate should be able to plan and prioritise multiple tasks across the system and all projects on a day to day level
• Must be prepared to be flexible and recognise when to be flexible and propose alternatives
• Able and confident to communicate at all levels.
• Must be self-motivated and driven to achieve results.
• Office based with engineering support for prototype workshop and production line as required.
• Visits to suppliers’ facilities / testing locations (UK and worldwide) or the engine manufacturing plant.
• Leading a component system and/or functional groups
• Knowledge of TCE (TeamCentre Engineering) and Visualization Mockup.
• Driving licence and medical clearance to use high speed tracks and hot and cold environmental chambers if required to support development activities