Lead Engineer - Exteriors

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Automotive, Engineering, Manufacturing
West Midlands
£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Premea Limited
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Our prestige engineering client is currently recruiting for the following role:

Lead Engineer Exteriors - Remote & Warwickshire - Salary £40-45k p.a. +10% PRP - Permanent

The Lead Engineer Exteriors is responsible for leadership of the sub system engineers and is responsible for deliverables for all aspects of defined component(s) / system(s).

Engineering, Research and Development (ER&D) is a growing function within the Client's business that is assembled to work on projects and programmes for their own clients. The Lead Engineer Exteriors will take ownership of the Automotive Exteriors commodity through the full product development lifecycle.

This position is responsible for establishing, planning and running the engineering sub system meetings to ensure appropriate cross functional representation and input from all relevant areas. You will have responsibility for:
- Establishing the team work plan
- Ensuring progress is made by following up actions with their owners.
- Publishing minutes from each meeting
- Ensuring that the engineering sub-system delivers its objectives and targets (technical and business)
- Ensuring that programme timing objectives are met
- Communicating team progress to management
- Ensuring the effective application of APQP to manage system/ component delivery
- Ensuring vehicle builds are supported with parts at the required level
- Ensuring that issues are addressed and closed off
- Ensuring that issues that cannot be resolved are escalated to Module Leader
- Identifying all risks to the programme.

Experience / Skills Required:
- Proven project management capability demonstrated by recent delivery on time & budget within an Automotive Exteriors development environment.
- Engineering knowledge of defined component(s) / system(s) design, function, performance, production & manufacturing requirements related to Automotive Exteriors,
- Excellent communications skills, demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels,
- PC Literacy: Microsoft Project, Power Point, Excel, Word etc.
- Significant experience in use of engineering tools FMEA, Six Sigma, problem resolution etc.
- Successful history of delivery within the automotive product development sector.
- Degree in relevant Engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
- CAD Literacy: ability to manipulate and interrogate CAD data and use associated visualisation tools.
- Ability to generate CAD data in Catia v5.
- Working knowledge of project delivery processes e.g. PPAP Working.

Please note to apply for this position, you MUST have a UK passport / valid UK settlement status or a Visa that does not require sponsorship of any kind.

The services advertised by Premea Limited for this vacancy are those of an Employment Agency.

Premea is a specialist IT & Engineering recruitment consultancy representing clients in the UK and internationally within the Automotive, Motorsport and Aerospace sectors.

Contact Details:
Premea Limited
Tel: +44(0)1926 298890
Fax: +44(0)1926 298908
Contact: Chris Wright

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