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Perceived Quality Engineer - 34027 - up to £24.91/hr

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£23.00 - £24.91 per hour
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An opportunity has arisen for a Perceived Quality Engineer to work for this luxury automotive OEM based in the Warwickshire area.

The PQ & EE group needs to provide maternity cover for 6, potentially 12months. The PQ & EE group, within Body Engineering, is responsible for delivery of the Perceived Quality across all new model programmes - to ensure the delivery of an end product with leadership levels of Perceived Quality. The opportunities available to you from working within this group are:

  • To work on, and gain experience of, components and systems across the whole of Body & Trim Engineering with all the various technologies this involves
  • To work closely with personnel across the business involved with delivery of engineering concepts (from Engineering, Design, Manufacturing)
  • To lead a team of engineers and designers across a number of functions in the resolution of complex engineering issues, ensuring release of geometry which meets the exacting visual quality targets for our vehicles.
  • Utilisation of latest visualisation techniques. The role provides an ideal opportunity to develop a wider knowledge of Body Engineering components and programme delivery to support career development, whilst allowing the individual to impact directly on the visual quality of our vehicles. The role would ideally suit an Automotive Project Leader/Manager, or Lead Engineer, who wishes to move into a PQ role.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Leadership of the Perceived Quality Process to facilitate delivery of a vehicle meeting the required visual quality targets.
  • Organising and running daily meetings, and working closely with, personnel from Product Development, Quality, Design, Dimensional Variation Analysis, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Vehicle Engineering.
  • Liaising with above groups to lead the resolution of Perceived Quality issues, giving advice on engineering solutions for improved visual quality.
  • Working with Product Development engineers, considering detailed engineering including datum & locator strategies, fixing methods, definition of surface materials and ambient Lighting to develop best-in-class solutions
  • Regular reporting of programme status / progress by issuing written status and by presenting in review forums.
  • Escalating issues that require senior involvement to resolve or buy-off.
  • Management and maintenance of Panel Charts (Programme Reporting) for vehicle lines.
  • Development of target setting for Gap Plans, which can involve vehicle measurement data capture.
  • Competitor vehicle benchmarking, producing data sheets with detailed vehicle definitions that are part of the Perceived Quality definition and measurement process.
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time

Experience Preferred:

At least 5 years` experience as a Project Leader / Manager

Education Required:

Educated to HNC/HND or Degree Level in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering

If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert or Kate Stevens