Chief Programme Engineer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Automotive, Motorsport

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  • Salary:

    £Highly Competitive Plus Car Allowance, Bonus and Benefits

  • Contact:

    Mark Bignell

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  • Contact phone:

    01384 446167

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Chief Programme Engineer

£Highly Competitive Plus Car Allowance, Bonus and 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 Programme Engineer 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.

The role of Chief Programme Engineer will be to lead and support all vehicle programmes globally for multiple customers, to ensure strategic projects are planned, coordinated and delivered within set targets and objectives to ensure engineering solutions, gateways, timing plans and budgets are achieved. A hands-on, approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to communicate effective across internal teams, customers and other office locations globally in a constructive and energetic way, while providing effective management and coordination of project plans across all vehicle attributes.

As a Chief Programme Engineer your main responsibilities will include;

  • Overall technical responsibility for project deliverables
  • Set and deliver objectives to meet the group business plan and continue to grow the recognized technical excellence.
  • Key tasks will include: Styling Feasibility, Vehicle Packaging, Vehicle Definition, Vehicle Architecture & Design and Technical Process Control.
  • Development and execution of the engineering plans and metrics for all phases of the lifecycles in partnership with the engineering functional leads.
  • Ensuring successful project gateway reviews
  • Ensuring that the design and development tasks are undertaken using defined and agreed standards and methodologies.
  • Ensuring that the all vehicle build phases are undertaken using defined and agreed standards and methodologies.
  • Review and approval of the project for the engineering and quality work packages
  • Plan and deliver the future technology requirements for the business.
  • Identify & deploy resource requirements

As a Chief Programme Engineer you will have the following:

  • You will need to be able to evidence/demonstrate excellent engineering team management and experience of product design; perhaps involving complex systems integration or the use of multiple technologies.
  • You will also need experience of financial planning, engineering development and virtual product creation using a variety of computer aided solutions.
  • You will be degree educated or significant equivalent experience or qualifications.
  • Ability to lead the resolution of business, technical and process issues as they arise.
  • Knowledge of change control, product definition and change management processes will also prove invaluable.
  • Successful history of delivery within the automotive sector.
  • Ability to communicate and articulate at all levels within and outside the company.
  • Demonstrate experience of direct product Design & Release responsibility from Final Product release through the physical build and test phases to #J1 
  • Full vehicle, cross functional knowledge & experience advantageous  

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge providing strategic leadership and programme delivery with vehicle programmes covering multiple attributes, having a track record in managing engineering solutions, timing plans, budgets and costs while being able to face off at board level with strategic meetings with key clients and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Chief Programme Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

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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