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Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28930-swh

Posted at: 19 February 2018

Expiration date: 19 May 2018

Job Purpose: Lead the development and integration of Exterior trim and Body Mechanism systems and components on new vehicle programmes as part of cross-functional application team

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
Represent Body Exterior functions in the cross-functional application.
Define Body Exterior change content in response to Strategic Evaluation Letter (SEL)
Work with leader and platform (core) engineering team to ensure that Body Exterior commodities integrate effectively with other commodities to achieve overall vehicle programme targets.
Prepare and maintain standardised documents including Engineering Concept Matrix BoM and Final Engineering Sign-Off to describe and report status of parts applied to the project.
Work with cost estimating and purchasing functions to establish appropriate piece and tooling cost targets and maintain cost tracker.
Coordinate functional actions relating to piece/tooling cost gap closure and challenge and optimise D&D costs
Ensure on time system selection and sourcing for all Body Exterior commodities.
Track and ensure closure of all open Body Exterior concerns at all stages of the programme in line with required build phase implementation.
Ensure parts / designs for all new programme content are available at required maturity and quality for all physical and virtual builds
Responsible for on time submission and approval of all Body Exterior releases applicable to the programme
Responsible for achievement of required attribute targets, including mass, for all unique programme content.
Develop and maintaining the design validation plan (DVP) for all unique programme content and ensure development and sign-off tests are completed on schedule.

Qualifications and Experience:
Engineering degree (or equivalent)
Experience within automotive engineering / product development
Prior experience in development and/or integration of Body exterior trim and/or mechanisms components and systems on new vehicle programmes
Experienced in leading cross-functional teams
Proven project management skills and ability to deliver engineering solutions on time to cost, quality and attribute targets
Understands testing and validation requirements for automotive body systems
Good grasp of engineering fundamentals and familiar with problem solving and failure mode avoidance techniques including DFMEA
Familiar with manufacturing techniques, technology and industry benchmarks applicable to Exterior Trim and Mechanisms
Self-starting and self-motivated - Able to work with minimal supervision
Able to balance conflicting requirements within cross-functional teams and positively influence decisions on product definition and design.
Thorough, data-driven approach to solving engineering issue
Excellent organisational skills, ability to deliver under pressure and manage multiple tasks.
Confident communicator – able to present at design reviews and technical forums
Full driving licence


Salary: £47,000 - £50,000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28931swh

Posted at: 19 February 2018

Expiration date: 19 May 2018

Support the development and integration of Exterior trim and Body Mechanism systems and components on new vehicle programmes as part of cross-functional application team.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Support the integration and the development of the systems in the area of competence in line with the objectives assigned in the Product / Vehicle Brief [Product Direction Letter]
  • Define Function’s programme change content in response to Strategic Evaluation Letter.  Work with Product Cost Estimating to set commodity financial targets based on defined archetypes & strategic suppliers.  Support Programme Manager & Concept Leader to balance performance & cost targets.  Define programme engineering resource requirements (internal & external).
  • Support with Concept Leader to ensure that platform commodities & functional archetypes are applied & that all Function commodities integrate effectively with other commodities to achieve overall vehicle targets.
  • Guides, the team in the function, engineers with external engineering suppliers, Performance Engineers and collaborates with other ‘Application Responsible Engineers’ at the vehicle project round table [Programme Steering Team]
  • Use external engineering partners to deliver non-platform commodities in line with the functional archetypes and engineering guidelines. Work with Function Performance Engineers to ensure cascaded system level targets are achieved.
  • Ensure platform commodities are delivered (by platform engineers) to achieve the programme’s cascaded system level targets.
  • Co-located with Programme Manager, collaborates with cross-functional programme team including application engineers from other Functions, vehicle Performance & Concept, Purchasing, Manufacturing & Quality to deliver the programme QCWFT requirements.
  • Ensures  timely involvement of the suppliers in collaboration with the other ‘Application Responsibilities’ of the project round table [Programme Steering Team]
  • Ensures the planning, the coordination and monitoring of the project development activities
  • Plan Function programme delivery to achieve the VPP.
  • Ensure that platform engineers & external engineering partners achieve the plan (with their component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required.  Includes releasing application components & driving ETRS for platform components.
  • Supports the manager in Monitoring of internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Sets and controls the plan of the virtual delivery and physical tests of the macro system, defines corrective actions of the development process and oversees the availability of the project documentation
  • Creates & manage the Function virtual & physical DV plan.
  • Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Ensure that all concerns are robustly resolved. First port of call for build issues.  Includes resolving concerns on application components & driving concern resolution for platform components.
  • Guarantees the functional and technical delivery of the system
  • Completes FESO documentation for application commodities, drives completion for platform commodities.
  • Guarantees the functional & technical delivery of the system to the project.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent
  • Proven record of delivering the directly relevant commodity, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
  • Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
  • Proven management of outsourced projects
  • Supplier management experience
  • Excellent financial management skills
  • Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion
  • Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems.
  • Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels: communicate confidently and clearly
  • Confident presenter
  • Analytical
  • Microsoft project experience is desirable
  • Excellent financial management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
  • Ability to lead and inspire a team
  • Able to set and deliver targets
  • Strategic thinking and decision making skills
  • Resilient and driven to succeed; goal orientated

Rate: Negotiable

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: South East

Reference: 28927jh

Posted at: 19 February 2018

Expiration date: 19 May 2018

A vacancy has arisen for a BoM Administrator/Controller on a 6 week contract basis to work with our innovative motorsport technology client based in the Bedfordshire area.

Our client, a market leading motorsport brand in the design, development and manufacturing of forward thinking future motorsport technologies, is currently looking to secure a good BoM Administrator/Controller for their current and future projects.

The following are essential requirements for this role:

  • Good knowledge of automotive BoM (Bill of materials)
  • An ability to use office programs such as Excel and Word.
  • You will ideally need to have knowledge or understanding of CAD systems, in particular Siemens NX.

This role would also be suitable for a recent graduate looking for their first steps in to an automotive career.


Rate: £28 - £30 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28929ms

Posted at: 19 February 2018

Expiration date: 19 May 2018

The job holder will work, with the minimum of supervision, on the realisation of component design & package on all aspects of the Body Structure body panels and secondary structural parts in order to produce finished detailed CAD designs and drawings.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • CAD design and modelling of Body Structures components, from concept into production.
  • Preparation of detailed 3D PMI and 2D drawings to AML drafting standards.
  • Management of created CAD data into TeamCentre ensuring all modelling attributes are completed.
  • Assistance in the preparation of engineering release packs.
  • Use of Vis Mockup to review and present design concepts and solutions.
  • Work under the direction of project engineer or PMST leader on a day to day basis.
  • Investigation and support of issue resolution during pre-production, launch phase and post Job 1 line to establish root cause and produce design changes required.

Qualification and Experience

  • Educated to a minimum of HND level (NQF level 5) or equivalent in an engineering related discipline, or can demonstrate considerable experience within Body Structures engineering.
  • Experience in modelling aluminium panels is essential. Experience of SMC or plastic parts is also desirable
  • Skilled in automotive component and body system design using NX10 (or higher), consideration will be given to those with Catia V5 experience who can demonstrate relevant component design knowledge.
  • Knowledge of TCe an VisMockup is beneficial
  • Knowledge and experience of Body in White and closures, in particular one or more of the following: metal castings, extrusions, pressings/forming, RTM, SMC &C/F panels
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of component manufacturing, tooling requirements and lead times

Salary: £38,000 - £41,000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28932dm

Posted at: 19 February 2018

Expiration date: 19 May 2018

Working as part of the facilities project team in Gaydon, you will be responsible for the refurbishment, modification and initial installation of process equipment as well as offices and buildings. The installation of process equipment will require early feasibility and simultaneous engineering studies, whilst working with process engineering and various suppliers. A good technical understanding is essential. The role will also involve working with architects, M&E suppliers, etc. to develop specifications which are then to be tendered and delivered.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Total responsibility for the project management of all capital investment.
  • Liaise with developers, architects, M&E & engineering suppliers and AML internal departments to lead ambitious and challenging projects.
  • Monitor timing plans and ensure delivery & installation within the agreed time scales.
  • Manage budget and ensure this is not exceeded, both in terms of investment and resource.
  • Produce weekly status of project to AML management team.
  • The engineer will be controlling facility projects, with his / her main responsibility being to manage and control contractors that could be working in any area of the facility. This will involve the following activities:
  • Specification – Investigate the customers’ requirements determining and identifying the most appropriate solution. This solution will then be turned into a written specification to be issued for quotation.
  • Vendor Selection – Evaluate and investigate supplier tender submissions and recommend the preferred supplier.
  • Design Development – As more detail becomes available the facility design may need to change the project engineer will be responsible for monitoring and controlling cost changes.
  • Equipment Manufacture and Installation – Ensure the standard of equipment and installation is acceptable to AML.
  • Commission – Ensure the plant and equipment operates within the specification and achieves the targets set out in the specification and meets all legislative requirements.
  • The successful candidate must understand CDM and the use of method statement and risk assessment.
  • Cost and project Management.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Relevant experience of managing and controlling facility installation projects
  • HNC qualification
  • AutoCAD experience is essential
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Automotive experience would be highly advantageous
  • UK travel may be required

Rate: £26.00 - £28.00 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28924-ms

Posted at: 16 February 2018

Expiration date: 16 May 2018

Job Purpose: Identify, highlight and support the mitigation of significant failure modes using virtual and physical tools across a selection of body commodities, systems and attributes pre-tooling kick off. Ensure accurate and appropriate targets are an integral part of the product creation process for each programme, from concept to delivery, using a combination of experience, lessons learnt, benchmarking and an awareness of relevant industry research/best practice

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Active involvement in engineering design from target setting through development to sign-off
  • Support design reviews for body components, systems and attributes
  • Work with component owners to define high level requirements, load cases and acceptance criteria
  • CAD based failure mode detection
  • Develop corrective solutions
  • Generate new concept ideas
  • Update and create target documents and test methods
  • Active involvement refining correlation between virtual and physical systems/targets
  • Support component, sub-system, system and whole vehicle test analysis
  • Communicate research results and support technical reviews
  • Write reports, presentations and deviations
  • Prepare design briefs for pre-prototype/development parts
  • Raise engineering concerns
  • Undertake benchmarking activities to support design and target setting
  • Design of test rigs/physical bucks
  • Maintain and update Design Verification Plans across Body Engineering systems
  • Identify opportunities to increase detailed technical knowledge within Body Engineering
  • Support commodity development across the wider business as applicable


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree (or equivalent qualification)
  • Previous experience of Product Development beneficial
  • Experience of using Team Centre and Vis Mock-up advantageous (though not essential)
  • Experience in Automotive industry desirable (although other disciplines will be considered)
  • Ability to manipulate and interpret data, spot trends, anomalies and outliers
  • Broad understanding of vehicle architecture and manufacturing processes
  • Analytical and systematic approach to problem solving
  • Ability to understand/balance engineering risk and prioritise workload with minimal supervision
  • Appreciation of technical & practical workshop skills (build of rigs, use of CAD drawings, GD&T)
  • Knowledge of Rapid Prototyping techniques/applications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to stay motivated under a variety of pressure and time constraints
  • Understanding of deadlines, timing plans and build phases based on new vehicle project timing
  • Interest in future industry trends, technology, research and legislation

 


Rate: £23 - £26 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28910jh

Posted at: 16 February 2018

Expiration date: 16 May 2018

Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch, beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines, is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

To work as Senior Engineer as part of the Manufacturing Engineering function responsible for the delivery of  vehicle programmes from manufacturing feasibility / original concept and design, through to and including current production.

You will be responsible for delivering robust assembly processes, moving Aston Martin into its next generation of production tooling and assembly processes, including process and quality improvements.  The successful candidate will have experience of managing workloads of reporting Engineers, and will have experience of facility & tooling requirements, process documentation, work station layout planning and problem resolution.  You will ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health & safety of staff and technicians is never compromised.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership: To representing Manufacturing Engineering at regular management feedback meetings, programme Gateways and have the ability to cascade information effectively.  You will also need to facilitate meetings and Virtual build events.

Process: To produce detailed process operation sheets including visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements and safety information.

Facilities / Layout: Working with Logistics & Facilities Engineers to determine efficient station layouts including modifications to existing facilities, racking & part presentation requirements, liaising with external suppliers of equipment and compiling necessary documents for implementation and approval.

Manpower:  Working with Industrial Engineers to develop effective manpower requirements reflecting volume mix and model specification including methods improvements to achieve hours per car target.

Tooling: To select the appropriate (volume representative) Jigs and Fixtures, including specialised hand tools and power tool requirements to meet vehicle quality and hours per car targets whilst ensuring operator safety targets are achieved.

Health and Safety: To liaise with the Health & Safety department to ensure all processes & materials are suitable for the manufacturing environment.  Project Environmental Checklists will also be required when raising Project requests.

PD Support: To work with the product development team from feasibility stage through virtual builds and onto to Job#1 delivery, ensuring due consideration is given to design for assembly, fool proofing techniques and ease of assembly.

Quality Improvements: To liaise with product development to ensure new or modified product content is integrated seamlessly into the production environment.

Technical Support: Provide advice / information to other business areas regarding production build sequence and technical specifications.

Qualifications/Experience

  • A recognised engineering apprenticeship with substantial experience in the Motor Vehicle environment. ONC or equivalent minimum qualification required, Engineering Degree preferred.
  • The successful candidate will have substantial Manufacturing Engineering experience, an ability to interrogate and interpret technical data and a good understanding of industry Manufacturing Engineering procedures and standards.

Rate: £16.85 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28917-dm

Posted at: 16 February 2018

Expiration date: 16 May 2018

Summary: To prepare instrumentation installations in prototype vehicles / bucks and support whole vehicle & component testing in line with design verification plans of all future AM product

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Expected to have thorough vehicle knowledge and have the ability to dismantle, prepare and assemble vehicle components and sub-assemblies to carry out an instrumentation task.
  • Ability to follow work instructions and procedures to enable a robust measurement & data collection service.
  • To build / assemble bespoke Instrumentation systems as directed by Instrumentation engineers.
  • Will have knowledge of different transducers and their applications for making vehicle and rig based measurements.
  • Will have good soldering skills at connector & PCB level.
  • Will be able to work to circuit diagrams / electrical schematics.
  • To support instrumented test vehicles/ bucks or rigs off-site during tests
  • Experience working with Hybrid or Electric vehicles or working with High Voltage systems would be an advantage.                                                                    


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Full Apprenticeship (Motor Vehicle background) ideally to HNC level
  • Instrumentation Experience
  • Prototype Test Vehicle Experience
  • Knowledge of vehicle electrical systems and ability to work to engineering / circuit diagrams.
  • Understanding of computer systems and software including MS Word & Excel.
  • Knowledge of Datalogger systems.
  • Team player but also able to work independently
  • Self-starting, relishes challenges
  • Problem solver
  • Flexible and adaptable to new situations

Salary: £37,000 - £41,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28916-bu

Posted at: 16 February 2018

Expiration date: 16 May 2018

Job Purpose: As part of a small team of engineers responsible for the continuous improvement of the tub and body construction facility at Aston Martin, you will be responsible for delivering robust process and quality improvements. The successful candidate will have experience of, facility & tooling requirements, process documentation, layout planning and problem resolution. You will ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health & safety of technicians is never compromised.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Process: To produce detailed body shop related Process Operation sheets including visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements and safety info.
  • Facilities / Layout: Working with Logistics & Facilities Engineers to determine efficient station layouts including modifications to existing facilities, racking & part presentation requirements, liaising with external suppliers of equipment and compiling necessary documents for implementation and approval.
  • Process: To produce detailed body shop related Process Operation sheets including visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements and safety info.
  • Vehicle Launch: Supporting build events to ensure that technicians are familiar with new process and facilities, using the correct tooling and achieving required quality standards.
  • Manpower:  Working with IE's to develop effective manpower requirements reflecting volume mix and model specification including methods improvements to achieve hours per car target.
  • Tooling: To select the appropriate (volume representative) Jigs and Fixtures, including specialised hand tools and power tool requirements to meet vehicle quality and hours per car targets whilst ensuring operator safety targets are achieved.
  • Health and Safety: To liaise with the Health & Safety department to ensure all processes & materials are suitable for the manufacturing environment.  Project Environmental Checklists will also be required when raising Project requests.
  • Production Support: To investigate and help resolve Manufacturing Engineering related issues experienced in Production, providing timely containments to ensure that product quality is not compromised and ensuring that technicians are familiar with process changes.
  • Quality Improvements: To liaise with current vehicle engineering to ensure new or modified product content is integrated seamlessly into the production environment. To also provide dedicated 'hands-on' dimensional continuous improvements through fixture management processes. Design for Assembly: To communicate best practices to Product Engineering to improve station ergonomics, hours per car and built in quality including poke yoke or error proofing
  • Meeting Attendance: To represent Manufacturing Engineering at the various planning meetings to review status and provide feedback.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • A recognised engineering apprenticeship with substantial experience in the Motor Vehicle environment.
  • ONC minimum qualification with HNC / Degree preferred.
  • The successful candidate will have previous Body Manufacturing experience, with a good understanding of dimensional issue resolution with an ability to interrogate and interpret dimensional data.
  • A willingness to adopt new ideas with an open mind to low volume constraints is essential.

 


Salary: £53,000 - £55,000

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28992swh

Posted at: 16 February 2018

Expiration date: 16 May 2018

To deliver Electrical & Electronics application commodities and represent platform commodities in the programme team.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

Business Planning:

  • Define the Electrical & Electronics Function’s change content in response to the Strategic Evaluation Letter.  Work with Product Cost Estimating to set commodity financial targets based on defined archetypes & strategic suppliers. 
  • Support Programme Manager and Concept Leader to balance performance and cost targets. 
  • Define programme’s Electrical & Electronics engineering resource requirements (internal and external).

Engineering:

  • Work with Concept Leader to ensure that platform commodities and functional archetypes are applied, and that Function commodities integrate effectively with other commodities to achieve overall vehicle targets.
  • Use external engineering partners as required to deliver non-platform commodities in line with the functional archetypes and engineering guidelines, using Electrical & Electronics Performance Engineers to ensure system level targets are achieved.
  • Ensure platform commodities are delivered (by platform engineers) to achieve the programme’s cascaded system level targets.

Delivery:

  • Co-located with Programme Manager, collaborates with cross-functional programme team including application engineers from other Functions, Vehicle Performance & Concept, Purchasing, Manufacturing & Quality to deliver the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements.
  • Plan Electrical & Electronics Function programme delivery to achieve the VPP.
  • Ensure that platform engineers & external engineering partners achieve the plan (with their component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required.  Includes releasing application components & driving ETRS for platform components.
  • Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.

Validation:

  • Creates & manage the Function’s virtual & physical DV plan.
  • Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Ensure that all concerns are robustly resolved. First port of call for build issues.  Includes resolving concerns on application components & driving concern resolution for platform components.
  • Complete FESO documentation for application commodities, drive completion for platform commodities.
  • Guarantees the functional & technical delivery of the system to the project.

 

Qualification & Experience:

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent – desirable not essential
  • Proven record of delivering Electrical or Electronics commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.
  • Experience of more than one of the following commodities is preferred:  infotainment, audio, cluster & displays, tracker & e-call, antennas, switchgear, lighting, camera & PDCs, body electronics, power management, EDS – desirable not essential
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
  • Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
  • Proven management of outsourced projects
  • Supplier management experience
  • Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion
  • Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design – desirable not essential
  • Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes – desirable not essential
  • Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems – desirable not essential
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
  • Confident presenter
  • Analytical
  • Microsoft project experience is desirable
  • Excellent financial management skills
  • Must be able to manage large workloads in a high pressure environment and prioritise accordingly.
  • Must be able to project manage and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team.