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Lead Engineer - Automotive Electrical Systems

Posted 2 February by Owen Daniels Consultancy Easy Apply Ended


Our client is an extremely reputable, British manufacturer of Vehicles supplied both nationally and internationally. They specialise in the design and manufacture of such Vehicles and are a leader in their respective market. They are currently experiencing a ramp up of work and are expanding their Engineering function across multiple sites in the UK to satisfy global demand.

Lead Engineer - Automotive Electrical Systems
Purpose of the Role
Lead engineering activities to design, develop, verify and maintain vehicle and system designs to meet or exceed customer expectations and business requirements.

Lead Engineer - Automotive Electrical Systems
Key Functions of the job
• Lead teams of on-shore and off-shore engineers and design partners on one or more projects to define, deliver and verify design requirements with sign-off through DFMEA, design review and supplier approval processes
• Responsible for design requirements capture, planning and execution of DFMEAs and design reviews and any subsequent actions through to completion and sign-off
• Record and manage engineering risks and mitigating actions, seeking assistance and guidance where required. Escalate critical risks to the relevant owning Principal Engineer (technical) or Product Engineering Manager (delivery) as appropriate
• Ensure common system designs, interfaces and principles are applied consistently across all systems, platforms and territories
• Promote the re-use of parts and modular design philosophies. Contribute to process and toolchain improvements to benefit the business
• Lead the upfront development and testing of new designs to identify issues and improvements at the earliest opportunity and address them prior to product introduction
• Lead the support of New Product Introduction at UK and international build sites and manage build issues through to closure
• Work in accordance with the Engineering Product Development process and demonstrate compliance with the deliverables through design records and documentation
• Work in accordance with the Systems Engineering process and lead the innovative development, management and integration of systems across platforms and projects
• Ensuring all requirements and specifications are defined, approved and achieved through sign-off
• Interface directly with internal and external customers on technical issues and requirements
• Ensuring high customer satisfaction through safe, reliable and fit for purpose designs
• Prepare and present technical documentation and papers for review and communication with key stakeholders.
• Lead the definition of and compliance with relevant internal and international standards, best practice and legislation
• In particular responsible for ensuring that design guides, certification requirements and vehicle compliance are defined and fulfilled
• Act as the key contact for arranging and co-ordinating activities with internal and external design partners or suppliers to achieve quality, cost and delivery targets for each project
• Responsible for the assessment, planning and design brief creation for each new project
• Responsible for delivering design releases that meet the agreed project targets in areas such as quality, cost, weight and timing.

Lead Engineer - Automotive Electrical Systems

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
• Engineering Degree or equivalent experience in relevant discipline
• Successfully lead a team in the delivery of vehicle based projects
• Active interest in vehicle based technologies and developments
• Detailed understanding of vehicle electrical systems and controls
• Experience of Low and High Voltage systems
• Experience of electrical/electronic system integration and interaction
• Experience in system definition, development and requirements capture
• Good people management and leadership skills
• Ability to work in and maintain a structured environment
• Proven problem solving skills.

Personal Attributes
• Active interest in vehicle based technologies and developments
• The ability to communicate at all levels
• Good team player who can lead others
• Able to work without supervision under own initiative
• Strives for continuous improvement
• Take personal ownership in delivering projects end-to-end
• Willingness to travel and support UK and international projects.

Reference: 34084677

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