Project Engineer - Body In White

Contechs Consulting Limited
£25.00 - £35.00 ph DOE
04 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
*****Project Engineer - Body In White***** Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to take that next step in your career? Do you have previous experience in Body in white and exterior components of a vehicle? Do you have experience in the following areas: - Closing out build concerns - Removing containments - Cost Down activity - DVP / PV - testing validation - Releasing - all aspects of engineering release / SAP Then I want to hear from you ! *****Project Engineer - Body In White***** I am currently searching for a strong experienced Project Engineer - Body In White Engineer to join a dynamic team based onsite a leading Luxury Automotive OEM You will be working within the premises of this technical centre in Woking Surrey. I am excited to present this new position on behalf of this favoured client. *****Project Engineer - Body In White***** Duration for this position is long term rolling Contract hourly rate is varied from £25.00 - £35.00 per hour depending on experience *****Project Engineer - Body In White***** Position Title: Project Engineer - Body in White Duration: 1 year + Division: Body in White Location: Woking, Surrey Purpose of the Role - An opportunity for a talented Project Engineer, specialising in Body in White, to join a team based in Woking, Surrey. - Despite more than 30 years of history in making carbon fibre race and sports cars, our client believes in a future aggressive rate of innovation in carbon fibre composites design and technology. They are looking for an individual that shares our vision on carbon fibre and will help in turning this vision into real, innovative and outstanding sports cars. Principal Accountabilities - Reporting to the Principal Engineer, working on all aspects of Body in White delivery on our future vehicle programmes and Incumbent vehicle programmes including Series Engineering. - Working on a wide range of systems and components such as Body Panels, crash structures, monocoques, and other vehicle assemblies. - "Cradle to Grave" approach - working within a cross functional team from R&D stage, through concept, design release, production launch and series production support to collectively deliver the whole vehicle specification targets and contribute to the overall business KPIs. Responsible to release designs that meet the following targets through coordination of internal and external design resources: - Cost (Piece, Tooling, D&D) - Performance (As specified through the full vehicle attributes and cascaded down to Component level specification) - Timing - Feasibility (supporting in house manufacturing or assembly processes as well as supplied components) Responsible for Problem Solving: - From problem avoidance at the early stages of new projects (Risk Assessments, FMEA, Lessons learnt) - To practical problem solving at prototype stage and in series production. Responsible for accurate reporting: - Bill Of Materials management (part numbering, structuring, design change process) - Weight management through correct management of the BOM - Costs (including spend forecast, risks and opportunities) - Project status reporting Responsible for cost engineering of carbon composites parts: - Rapid and accurate cost estimation to support conceptual decisions at the early stages of a project - More detailed estimation to assure design releases meet cost targets and to support robust purchasing decisions - Continuous improvement of cost estimation techniques and abilities through market intelligence, T&M studies and value analysis. - Responsible to deliver FE analysis at component level in support of design releases through management of in-house and external specialist resources. - Responsible for technical standardization of best practices in carbon fibre composites design, engineering and technology. - Responsible for authoring component and systems technical specifications. - Support a cross-functional team including external suppliers network, quality, logistics, vehicle engineering and development, purchasing and manufacturing engineers Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required - Engineering degree 2:1 or above - Previous experience of automotive programmes preferably in Body and low volume/high performance sports cars. - Knowledge of Carbon Fibre composites manufacturing technologies - Pre-preg and Autoclave - RTM (High/Low pressure, VARTM) - Press Moulding - Hand layup, press forming, braiding, filament winding - AFP, ATL - Knowledge of Composite materials destructive and non-destructive testing and FE Analysis - Knowledge of DFMEA and its application in automotive environment - Knowledge of GD&T - Literacy in CATIA V5 or V6, CDM or VPM and DMU tools - Experience in problem solving - Demonstrable commercial acumen - Experience in project management. Knowledge of PM systems (e.g. PRINCE 2) would be advantageous Personal Attributes - Looking for an individual with outstanding passion for high performance sports cars and at the same time with an outstanding passion for carbon fibre composites design and engineering. - Ability to use own initiative when working under pressure - A team player able to work closely with internal and external network of engineers - Flexibility and Adaptability are key - Strong verbal and written communication skills - Ambitious and self reliant. - Intrinsically self motivated
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