Project Engineer- Switchgear

Select Engineering Limited
Up to £45,000
04 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Engineer - Switchgear



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Up to 45000 pa

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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

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