Chief Engineer - Exteriors

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    £Highly Competitive Salary Plus Benefits

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    Rachel Meacham

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Chief Engineer - Exteriors

£Highly Competitive Plus Benefits 

Location: Warwick

Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integration, Attributes, Engineering, Design, Development, Programme, Strategy, Concept, Delivery

Do you want to work for a forward thinking organisation that provides innovation solutions to some of the automotive industries most challenging technical problems within the development of new vehicles and platforms? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Chief Engineer Exteriors who has the ability to take new vehicle architecture & platforms from initial design concepts through all design, development and prototype phases and through to launch.

Scope of the role:

  • Responsibility for Technical Excellence Body Engineering deliverables
  • Technology development & robust delivery to programmes and services
  • Accountability for Gateway delivery to programme and services needs
  • Custodian of component/system best practice and performance delivery
  • Responsible for generation and maintenance of domain specific Design Guidelines, DFMEA, IPR ect.
  • Core competences; skills, training and development to ensure skills match customer requirements.
  • Recruitment and manning vs. programme and services needs
  • IT skilling, IT strategy for CoE specific tools
  • Business Development including presentation preparation and client face off
  • Input to proposal development
  • Research and new technologies
  • Accountable to ensure maximum billability for headcount.
  • Support TTL internal D&D projects

Knowledge and experience required:

  • Proven track record of leadership within automotive including:
    • Significant experience in the design and development exterior components, lighting and functional black. Experience of mechanisms, good understanding or other body engineering disciplines such as interiors, structures, Closures, Sealing.
    • Technical knowledge of design & material technologies & specifications for Plastic, composites & other light weight materials.
    • Good understanding of manufacturing technologies to create parts & assemblies
  • Broad understanding of various OEM Vehicle New Product Introduction NPI processes
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Excellent relationship building, collaboration and negotiation skills.
  • Recognised qualification related to your domain, degree level or above

To apply for this role please send your CV to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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