Lead Engineer - Homologation, Automotive

Posted 2 February by Owen Daniels Consultancy

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 - Homologation, Automotive

Overall Purpose

  • To assist the rest of the business in designing, procuring and producing products compliant with these laws by providing them with guidance and interpretation
  • To demonstrate to Government authorities that the vehicles we intend to register comply with the applicable vehicle legislative requirements by a combination of tests, inspections and paperwork information following laws that typically cover safety and the environment
  • Support the Body and Chassis Homologation Managers in the planning and implementation of projects for certifying the companies vehicle designs to National and International legislation according to the intended markets
  • Provide management and interpretation decisions in the absence of and on behalf of the Homologation Managers where requested
  • To take responsibility for defined platforms/territories for ongoing maintenance during product lifecycle
  • To maintain Conformity of Production records for given platforms/territories and where necessary plan or conduct inspections, or schedule testing to validate ongoing compliance.

Lead Engineer - Homologation, Automotive

Skills, Behaviours and Experience

  • Competent understanding of UK, European and Federal homologation procedures
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word & Excel essential)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven Experience of Type Approval process and close working with Type Approval Authorities is preferred.
  • Good knowledge of body and chassis systems
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an Automotive Engineering environment or similar with at least 3 years’ experience in Homologation
  • Experience of managing multiple complex projects with internal and external resource desirable.
  • Valid UK driving license essential
  • Valid Passport essential
  • Willing to travel frequently, with possible domestic and international secondments
  • PSV driving licence desirable.

Lead Engineer - Homologation, Automotive

Main Tasks / Responsibilities

  • Homologation responsibility for defined platforms/territories, including control of the relevant certification and responsibility for maintenance, conformity of production, and update in-line with customer or internal change requirements
  • Review legislative requirements applicable to the companies products for existing and proposed territories Including keeping abreast of legislative change advised through departmental subscriptions and Government notices, and providing impact analysis, guidance and interpretation internally on a regular basis
  • Compile and submit legislative compliance evidence for Overseas Markets
  • Evaluate Conformity of Production safeguards for designated territories and where necessary raise concerns with Homologation Managers and other departments as appropriate
  • Actively engage in tender reviews, specification reviews, contract review meetings and design compliance reviews as required, and support the Homologation Managers in developing timing and budgetary proposals for realization of sales tenders
  • Support the Homologation Managers to develop the knowledge and capability of the Homologation team through on-job assistance and training
  • Provide legislation support to all areas of business through interpretations, design guides, training sessions, etc.
  • Liaise with Type Approval authorities
  • Represent interests in UK, European and as necessary Worldwide legislation forums
  • Manage projects allocated by the Homologation Manager, including where requested management of internal staff and external resource, time and cost analysis, and report progress monthly through agreed reporting processes
  • Liaise with Engineering and use appropriate company systems to obtain data required for documentation
  • Study appropriate texts and visit product shows, when permitted, to learn of alternative legislative interpretations and homologation strategies
  • On time delivery of vehicle approvals in support of business, project and sales targets
  • Consistent maintenance of Technical Compliance Reports for all assigned Markets
  • Continual assessment of Conformity of Production processes throughout the product range for designated markets, with assessment reports on an annual basis
  • Allocated projects delivered to scope and within cost and time targets.

Qualifications

  • Degree level in an Engineering discipline is preferred, however experience in an applicable Engineering or Legislative field with HND or equivalent will be considered.

Other Information

  • In addition to the tasks and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to perform other duties assigned from time to time
  • This Description is not therefore intended to be exhaustive and is subject to periodic review and amendment.

Reference: 34084765

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