Lead Engineer Tailgates

Technical Network/Network Recruitment Partnership
Leamington Spa
£50000 - £60000/annum
20 May 2017
19 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A global automotive engineering group is seeking a Lead Engineer to be responsible for Tailgate closure engineering design and development. This is a newly created role and a fantastic opportunity for a BIW Closures expert to become an influential member within this leading automotive business.

Lead / Principal Engineer - Tailgate Closures
Salary: c £60000
Location: Warwickshire

Job Purpose
The role exists to lead the Design and Development of tailgate & decklid closures for all UK customer programmes. Working from early concepts you will lead the tailgate & closures team and be responsible for the full design specification and compatibility to all system attributes and performance targets. This will involve interaction and co-ordination with customers and internal departments globally to deliver the system within the quality, cost and timing constraints identified within the programme.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks
o Lead engineering programme from early concept and pre-development to ensure a robust technical solution for new model tailgate products
o Delivery of design to meet all targets and resolving or escalating any compatibilities between targets where required.
o Project manage Supplier(s) delivery against their Engineering deliverables to ensure that they meet all agreed targets.
o Lead Failure Mode Avoidance activities and ensure that all risks are assessed through DFMEA / recurrence prevention activities and that plans are put in place to mitigate risk at the earliest opportunity.
o Prepare and own project-timing plans for all system engineering activities eg. Failure Mode Avoidance Activities, Build support, DVP test plans etc.
o Responsible for resolution of concerns relating to owned system as appropriate to meet launch requirements.
o Supervise assigned team members, giving technical direction and workload priorities.

Qualifications & Experience
You will already be a Senior or Lead Engineer working on Automotive Tailgate/ Closures or Rear End Upper Body Structures and now seeking a more autonomous role were you can become the technical expert within the organization.
o HND/ Degree/ Masters level qualification in automotive or mechanical engineering o Extensive experience within automotive industry, preferably with a broad range of experience, particularly within closures design and delivery.
o Experience in tailgate & decklid systems is essential including a knowledge of relevant legislation.
o Experience of assigning tasks and prioritise to small team to meet deliverables
o Good ability to clearly present information to all levels in the organisation.
o Knowledge of CAD / CAE tools an advantage with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

The ideal candidate will be a focused, highly motivated, results orientated individual who works well under pressure and can work to a given deadline such as pre-production and launch situations.

The opportunity:
This is an excellent opportunity for a Tailgate/ Closures expert to be part of a brand new investment strategy in engineering innovation. Due to the global nature of this international group , you will have the opportunity to travel and liaise with colleagues for technology transfer and benchmarking activities. In return our client is offering a fantastic salary and benefits package plus the opportunity to make a real contribution to the success and growth of the organisation.

Apply on-line or call Robert Wigley for a confidential discussion (url removed)
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