Applications Engineer

Randstad CPE
£45000 - £48000/annum
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications Engineer

Job Purpose

Our clients state-of-the-art headquarters in Warwickshire is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to one of the most iconic automotive brands in the world.

The purpose of this role is to deliver Electrical & Electronics application commodities and represent platform commodities in the programme team.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

Business Planning:

* Define the Electrical & Electronics Function's change content in response to the Strategic Evaluation Letter. Work with Product Cost Estimating to set commodity Financial targets based on defined archetypes & strategic suppliers.

* Support Programme Manager and Concept Leader to balance performance and cost targets.

* Define programme's Electrical & Electronics engineering resource requirements (internal and external).


* Work with Concept Leader to ensure that platform commodities and functional archetypes are applied, and that Function commodities integrate effectively with other commodities to achieve overall vehicle targets.

* Use external engineering partners as required to deliver non-platform commodities in line with the functional archetypes and engineering guidelines, using Electrical & Electronics Performance Engineers to ensure system level targets are achieved.

* Ensure platform commodities are delivered (by platform engineers) to achieve the programme's cascaded system level targets.


* Co-located with Programme Manager, collaborates with cross-functional programme team including application engineers from other Functions, Vehicle Performance & Concept, Purchasing, Manufacturing & Quality to deliver the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements.

* Plan Electrical & Electronics Function programme delivery to achieve the VPP.

* Ensure that platform engineers & external engineering partners achieve the plan (with their component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required. Includes releasing application components & driving ETRS for platform components.

* Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.


* Creates & manage the Function's virtual & physical DV plan.

* Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.

* Ensure that all concerns are robustly resolved. First port of call for build issues. Includes resolving concerns on application components & driving concern resolution for platform components.

* Complete FESO documentation for application commodities, drive completion for platform commodities.

* Guarantees the functional & technical delivery of the system to the project.

Qualifications & Experience

* Engineering Degree or equivalent

* Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent

* Proven record of delivering Electrical or Electronics commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.

* Experience of more than one of the following commodities is preferred: infotainment, audio, cluster & displays, tracker & e-call, antennas, switchgear, lighting, camera & PDCs, body electronics, power management, EDS

* Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. 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.

* Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.

* Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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