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Project Engineer - Body Electronics

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Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Electrical

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Job Purpose: 

Design, release and approval of Body Electronics components and systems to deliver required functionality to agreed cost, timing and quality targets

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Commodity Ownership:
    • Manage 5-year commodity strategy & develop relevant new technologies to implementation ready within agreed Function budget, resource & timing. 
    • Create engineering guideline documents and archetypes for platform and non-platform engineered components.
    • Develop and deliver plans to achieve minimum delivered cost throughout lifecycle of components.
  • Engineering:
    • Ensure components are designed and engineered robustly using standard engineering toolsets.
    • Support pre-production builds, ensuring build concerns are contained and resolved in the required timeframe.
    • Define requirements for owned and interfacing components.
    • Create and maintain component specifications.
    • Investigate and resolve any issues throughout lifecycle of components.
  • Delivery:
    • Lead cross-functional team to deliver components to the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements.
    • Manage software delivery to the correct quality and feature level for each integration point.
    • Ensure that the commodity meets the Feature plan at each stage to support all dependant systems (with the component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required.  Includes releasing components (BoM, tooling launch).
    • Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Validation:
    • Create & manage the commodity’s virtual & physical DV plan.
    • Ensure effective report writing to evidence component and system compliance to specification.
    • Ensure that all concerns and testing issues are robustly resolved.
    • Complete FESO (Final Engineering Sign-off) documentation for commodities.
    • The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Proven record of delivering Body Electronics (hardware and software) commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with Body Electronics or similar commodities.
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. specification, releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
  • Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create Body Electronics components.

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