408496 Bespoke Project Engineer

Engineering & Production Management Con.
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy Description Key Responsibilities Include:
*The management and delivery of all component development activities across the relevant multi-departmental process-chain to ensure on time introduction and integration into bespoke vehicle content
*Project planning of all engineering activities to the required detail in support of the tasks assigned by the Lead Engineer

Grade: FLV: £32

Key Accountabilities Include:
*To manage and carry out the necessary development activities including; Research Investigation, Internal Patent Application, Engineering Costing, Engineering Design, Risk Analysis, BTK Alignment, Test Planning & Validation, Project Planning, whilst ensuring product parameters (product properties, costs, weight, quality, timing) are released on time within the scope defined by feature sheets assigned by the Lead Engineer
*Developing and evaluating conceptual alternatives from the Process-Chain, and supplying cost information to UR-V-B / LR-W-1 Purchasing for make or buy decisions
*To financially evaluate bespoke features for Engineering relevant budget costs including Testing, Engineering Manpower, Development Materials, etc, and manage the budget in the feature sheets as the project develops
*Lead the "Bespoke Engineering Team" and carry out project management activities within the team comprised of the Process-Chain stakeholders from other functions across the business
*Establishing, agreeing, documenting tasks and requirements and assigning them to the correct stakeholders within the "Bespoke Engineering Team" and supporting the tasks assigned from the Lead Engineer
*Creation, maintain, and alignment of engineering time plans ensuring activities are aligned with Process-Chain stakeholders and deliver the project on time for the require milestones
*To mediate any conflicts within the process chain, implement the solutions with best effect to the overall business, or escalate topics to the Lead Engineer that cannot be resolved
*Creation, maintain, and release of engineering requirements for features including the use of various risk analysis steps, including Risk filters, DFMEAs, and ensure associated Legal, Safety & Rolls-Royce Group standard requirements are brought into DVPs, Lastenhefts, and other engineering documents
*To agree with Series engineering stakeholders the required Legal, Safety & BMW group requirements to features must adhere to
*To lead capacity planning of Design Engineers to carry out the design & development of the bespoke components including the generation of BoM, CAD Data, 2D drawings, other specification documents and prepare information for Engineering Release
*To ensure the engineering design is integrated within the series product packaging without unforeseen effects to the product performance
*To ensure requirements required for manufacture are implemented into the design and associated documents
*To determine the required quality requirements from an engineering perspective working with design & quality functions
*To validate the product to all homologation requirements before prepare information for Engineering Release
*To lead all resolution activities for any issues identified in the "Problem Management Process" (PMP); and to report, document the status when required
*To create and maintain project status information to support the reporting objectives of the Lead Engineer as required
*To continually improve department processes and process "Building Blocks" in conjunction with colleagues throughout the complete bespoke organisation
*To Actively participate in departmental strategic improvements and initiatives

*Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or equivalent
*4 year's experience in an Automotive Engineering environment
*Knowledge of Automotive Manufacturing Processes for interior/exterior/electrical components with the ability to select appropriate processes and tooling options for low and medium volume manufacturing volumes
*Knowledge of international automotive legislation and homologation requirements
Additional skills required:
*Advanced CAD (Catia V5) competence required
*A sound knowledge of automotive feature development including development cost estimation, technical feature specification, DFM/DFA, bonding, joining, and fixing techniques, Fabrication, RPT and low-volume production techniques with respect to cost, time and weight requirements and also regarding test planning and development
*Able to demonstrate the ability to meet the highest of automotive standards with regards to quality, robustness and the avoidance of undesirable levels of NVH
*An appreciation of and the ability to develop solutions with respect to the required mechanical properties using the selected materials for each feature
*An understanding of vehicle and component measurement systems
*Advanced IT skills essential for Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Word, and ideally knowledge of BMW Group Engineering systems (e.g. Tais, Prisma, DZA etc)
*Business/technical German language would be advantageous
*Ability to self-motivate with a flexible approach to delivering business orientated targets in short project timelines
*Ability to flexibly travel is required around working hours to visit various UK/European suppliers & Rolls-Royce project offices in Munich, Germany

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