Powertrain Project Engineer

Baker and Baker Recruitment Limited
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Baker and Baker Recruitment are recruiting for an exciting opportunity for a Powertrain Project Engineer, for one of our clients based in the Banbury area.

Job Title: Powertrain Project Engineer

Salary: c£45k (Depending on Experience)

Duration: Permanent

Purpose of the Role

We have a great opportunity for a talented Project Engineer, specialising in high-performance powertrains, to join our team based in the UK. We are looking for an individual that shares our vision for exquisitely designed products, delivering world-class attribute targets in a fast passed, high-performing environment.

Supporting the Engine Engineering Manager, the role of Project Engineer is responsible for the management and delivery of a wide range of Powertrain systems.


* Reporting to the Engine Engineering Manager, you will be working on all aspects of the powertrain on current and future vehicle programmes.

* Working on a wide range of Powertrain systems and components such as engine, exhaust, and intake systems, and powertrain mounting systems.

* "Cradle to Grave" approach - working within a cross-functional team from the 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:

1. Cost (Piece, Tooling, D&D)

2. Performance (As specified through the full vehicle attributes and cascaded down to Component level specification)

3. Timing

4. Feasibility (supporting in house manufacturing or assembly processes as well as supplied components)

* Responsible for Problem Solving:

1. From problem avoidance at the early stages of new projects (Risk Assessments, FMEA, Lessons learnt)

2. To practical problem-solving at the prototype stage and in series production.

* Responsible for accurate reporting:

1. Bill Of Materials management (part numbering, structuring, design change process)

2. Weight management through correct management of the BOM

3. Costs (including spend forecast, risks, and opportunities)

* Project status reporting

1. Responsible for cost engineering of powertrain parts:

2. Rapid and accurate cost estimation to support conceptual decisions at the early stages of a project

3. More detailed estimation to assure design releases meet cost targets and to support robust purchasing decisions

4. Continuous improvement of cost estimation techniques and abilities through market intelligence, T&M studies, and value analysis.

* Responsible for technical standardisation of best practices in powertrain 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

* Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews.


* Experienced in low volume, high-performance engine design, motorsport, or OEM component delivery

Low volume, less than 100 units per annum, experience preferred

Knowledge of high-performance engine system design & engineering including manufacturing & assembly processes, material selection, system performance, and thermal management.

* Failure mode avoidance techniques.

* Knowledge & experience of full product lifecycle activities including feasibility assessment, concept work, design control, problem control and resolution, cost and weight management, supplier management, and series product introduction through a number of product programmes.

* Have an awareness of statutory requirements for health, safety, fire, and hygiene.

Personal Attributes:

* Working in a high-pressure environment to tight deadlines, the successful candidate will be capable of managing their own plans and being self-motivated to deliver in such an environment.

* You must be confident working within a multi-disciplined organisation and influencing and negotiating with individuals across the whole organisation.

Reference ID: PPE001

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