Chief Engineer

Owen Daniels Consultancy
Leamington Spa
03 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Chief Engineer
Primarily a role focussed on the creation of technical solutions, this role also requires proven team leadership capability and offers commercial development opportunity. Responsible for the delivery of technical solutions (often new or novel to meet demanding client requirements) for large transmission and driveline system multi-year projects of up to £10m. Lead cross functional delivery teams, typically encompassing; mechanical transmission elements, electrical machine integration, hydraulic or electro-mechanical actuation systems and control system integration, calling upon domain specialist expertise support as required. Provide senior input and approval to proposals, presentations and concepts / reports / drawings etc. including leading client meetings and providing significant customer management. Responsible for all technical and potentially commercial aspects of project delivery of self and team, as well as awareness of and adherence to common project management techniques. Opportunities to work and travel abroad. Project variety, encompassing many different customer markets, highly varied product sectors e.g. automotive, heavy duty, off highway, industrial, agricultural, military, oil and gas, aerospace, energy generation, rail, marine etc. and any or all project phases, from clean sheet to productionChief EngineerCompetence•Substantial degree of personal autonomy and responsibility for the management of others (including recruitment and development)•Highly competent in the application of a comprehensive range of fundamental Engineering principles to generate or guide the creation of optimal powertrain specific solutions and sufficiently flexible to adapt first principle techniques across a wide range of known and sometimes novel contexts•Capable of writing technical standards and promotion of excellence in transmission & driveline system design, through coaching of others, and engagement in technical reviews•Contributes to significant commercial and organisational planning•Approves documents, deliverables, proposals and requisitions according to defined limits•Personally, accountable for simulation, analysis and diagnosis, design, planning, implementation and evaluation of technical systems and problem root cause analysis•Contributes to the development of design guidelines, tools and techniques•Creates, maintains and enhances external and internal relationships•Seeks and develops commercial opportunities arising from ongoing customer project workChief EngineerExperience and Qualifications•Typically, a degree or knowledge gained through experience and/or further study•Fully qualified, with >10 years’ experience of delivering a range of project types (e.g. concept generation, prototype development, production release / problem resolution and or control system development and calibration) in a powertrain related field in addition to technical and commercial management experience•Preferably will have spent time working at an OEM / Tier 1 or Engineering client, ideally in a design, analysis, test and development, manufacturing or control related powertrain discipline

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