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Exterior Trim Engineer

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    Bedford, Bedfordshire

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Exterior Trim Engineer
Cranfield, Bedford

An Exterior Trim Engineer with automotive body design experience is required to develop exterior systems that satisfies customer expectation meeting quality, cost and timing targets. To include some or all of exterior trim (Bumpers, finishers, rad grilles, spoilers, crash systems) for a position based in Bedford.

Our client, a global automotive OEM based in Cranfield requires an Exterior Trim Engineer to carry out future model design, benchmarking, planning, development and current model life cycle management.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities:
*Take full responsibility for a set of components for quality and cost improvement and programme changes. To design and develop components and systems for new model and minor change type activity. To receive concerns regarding components and systems and identify root causes, develop and deliver countermeasures. To study components and systems to identify ways of reducing the costs and to develop and deliver them.

*To be responsible for overall system development including:
- Achievement of basic design criteria and performance requirements.
- Incorporation of manufacturing requirements.
- Achievement of quality targets.
- Compliance with regulations.
- On time delivery.
- Initial layout and design.
- Design release.
- Cost management to keep within a defined budget.
- Technical benchmarking from a cost and mass perspective.
- Project management.
- Supplier management.
- Test reporting and validation.
- Concern resolution and problem solving.

The Exterior Trim Engineer should have the following skills:
*Delivery focused, with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery.
*Self motivated to deliver excellence and perform beyond targets.
*Strong communication skills through all mediums, with the ability to organise, chair and document supplier meetings.
*An understanding and awareness of appropriate escalation.
*The ability to motivate and focus team members and suppliers to meet all programme deliveries.
*An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for measured success.
*Must have a flexible approach to working hours, travel requirements and adaptability to changing and multiple priorities.
*To have long experience of the components and systems of the recruiting sections.
*Bachelors Degree
*Good analytical and problem solving skills.
*NX CAD, or similar, user preferred.
*Proficient PC skills: Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Tina Field at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889259

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