Body Development Engineer

RLE International Product Development lt
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Body Engineering

Reports to: Senior Manager - Body Structure and Development

Locations: First 6 weeks will be in Whiltshire area whilst the project kicks off after this you can work from our offices based in Basildon Essex or the Lighthorne area.

Job Purpose:

Design, Release, and document compilation for one of the following: Body Structures, BIW or Exterior Trim. Work with current Component and CAD Engineers to help facilitate the design, release and sign off of assigned components.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
- Lead design activities for CAD Designers, Provide guidance and technical direction.
- Generate and update minutes for relevant PMST meetings.
- Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs and future trends.
- Liaise with Suppliers to ensure design and develop components & systems are manufacturable and meet all specified requirements such as weight, cost, durability and performance.
- Manage Suppliers to ensure parts are delivered on time to the required quality standard.
- Work closely with Manufacturing and Launch engineers to enable swift and accurate fitment of components to vehicles.
- Assist with the Design Verification and Sign Off reporting.
- Support vehicle tests with components where required.
- Participate in DFMEAs, Quality history reviews, Robustness studies etc.

Qualifications & Experience:

·Engineering Degree or equivalent qualification

·Intuitive knowledge of fundamental engineering theory

·Experience of at least one full cycle of hands on design – Body Components,

·Clear understanding of the generic Design and Release process including change control.

·Engineering problem resolving experience - Body Components, structures and systems.

·Previous experience within the automotive, aerospace, rail sector

·Ability to manage multiple demands on time and priorities.

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