Project Engineer - Switchgear

45000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual + GBP45000/annum
04 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Job Purpose:
The purpose of the Senior Engineer - Switchgear role is to lead the development of new or modified switch systems.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
The key responsibilities and tasks of the role include:

Lead the successful delivery of new and modified Switchgear projects from concept to production.
Work with the function owners and integration engineers to create system specifications that meet all current and future requirements.
Lead cross functional Programme Management Sub Team reviews to ensure that components are delivered in line with the programme targets for function, quality, cost, timing, serviceability and mass.
Manage the commodity Computer Aided Design package through supplier reviews, working closely with the internal Computer Aided Design team to ensure robust virtual build process can be achieved.
Develop commodity timing plans to support delivery of 'Mission' milestone actions.
Understand technology trends and generate system proposals for inclusion on future programmes.
Produce and control supporting design documentation to demonstrate robust development process. To include Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Design Verification Plans, Engineering Release, Concern Resolution and sign-off reports.
Prepare and present strategy and status reports to senior management.
Support vehicle build and launch activities. Investigate, contain and resolve issues as they arise.
Support Purchasing department in defining future commodity strategy.
Support TVM, Current Vehicle Engineering, Purchasing and Production activities with technical assistance throughout the product lifetime.
Undertake other tasks in support of Electrical department or company objectives.

Qualifications & Experience:
The successful applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:

Engineering Degree or equivalent experience.
Experienced in a commodity delivery or project management role.
Direct experience gained of working with Electronic Control & Switch products.
Experience of working within the automotive industry.
Must be able to both lead and work within teams effectively.
Must have exceptional planning skills to ensure delivery of required commodity attributes to quality, on budget and on time, with excellent verbal and writing skills.
Must be able to manage external suppliers to deliver best in class systems.
Must have a good working knowledge of Switch and Control Electronics systems.
Must possess an engineering mind-set and logical approach to problem solving.
Must be able to manage large workloads in a high pressure environment and prioritise accordingly.
Should have good presentation skills.
Should have a good understanding of engineering process and a working knowledge of industry standard tool sets (FMEA, Design Verification Plan, Six Sigma, Production Part Approval Process etc.) where strong team building and networking skills are essential.
Proactive approach to supporting prototype builds and resolving issues.
Ability to analyse and validate supplier test data and develop recovery plans where necessary.
Must be able to work under their own initiative with minimum supervision to deliver objectives.
Excellent organisational skills - both of self and others.
Comfortable working to deadlines and holding others to those deadlines.
Able to influence others - even when direct reporting lines are not present.
The successful candidate should be prepared to travel when necessary to fulfil this role.
Driving Licence