Vehicle Component Engineer

Alexander Daniels
Coventry, West Midlands
09 Jun 2017
08 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Alexander Daniels are currently working in partnership with a very successful automotive company who are looking for component engineers with experience of vehicle systems. The work with our client is very varied working with numerous OEM's all over the world.

The Role

An opportunity exists for a Component Engineer to deliver Component Engineering activities for on-going client projects working on a large variety of vehicle based integration projects ranging from one off concept vehicle through to complete multi-platform and multi-application production programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

To provide technical guidance and leadership for teams of engineers to deliver client projects in the following ways:

  • Develop component specifications
  • Support Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the supplier selection process
  • Technical management of supplier(s)
  • Develop and maintain commodity plans
  • Undertake component verification and validation activities, where necessary
  • Hold regular progress reviews with both suppliers and key delivery personnel
  • Support 8D and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on prototype and pre-production vehicles
  • Liaison with Programme Management Office (PMO), purchasing and finance to meet project requirements
  • Customer interfacing for technical aspects of a project

In addition to the specific technical duties outlined above, the Component Engineer will be involved in:

  • Providing technical input to Component Engineering business development across the product groups and market sectors
  • Promotion of capability throughout global customer base

Required Qualifications and Experience:

The successful applicant will have a sound Engineering background with a number of years of experience of successfully delivering Component Engineering projects.


  • Minimum of 2:1 degree in an Engineering or relevant Science-based discipline with technical background in vehicle systems design and development
  • Significant experience in a Component Engineer role developing complex vehicle systems
  • Good knowledge of requirements management and analysis tools
  • Good knowledge of vehicle system architecture design considerations
  • Methodical approach to issue investigation and resolution
  • Experience in managing project budgets, resource and delivery
  • Understanding of commercial business factors
  • Literate in IT systems (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


  • Good knowledge of vehicle based control and electrical systems
  • Knowledge of system level safety concepts and requirements, related standards (including ISO 26262) beneficial and industry tools such as DFMEA, FTA, Hazard Analysis
  • Experience in managing project budgets, resource and delivery
  • Understanding of commercial business factors

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplined team
  • Robust character with strong self-drive and motivation
  • Organised and rigorous with personal target of high quality delivery
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage own workload to ensure program milestones are met on-time
  • Proven ability for technical guidance of less experienced engineers
  • Prepared to travel within the UK as well as internationally on short assignments
  • Proficient in English (written and spoken) for project and technical communication