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Design Quality Engineer

  • Location: Cranfield
  • Salary: £24.48 - 24.48 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 13 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Quality
  • Contact: James Tilley
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446126
  • Expiry Date: 15 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 59818

Design Quality Engineer (JP00000463)

Cranfield - Hybrid/Remote working

£24.48 per hour - PAYE

12 months assignment

Automotive OEM

Support the department responsible for leading, driving and supporting continuous quality enhancements for company vehicles to ensure highest possible level of customer satisfaction.

The Design Quality Engineer role has huge influence on quality through utilisation of experience and enthusiasm to enable, engage and support quality improvement activity.

Role description:

  • Current model - to create and manage plans to assist design in meeting our warranty, dissatisfaction, durability, breakdown targets, supporting technically to deliver sound solutions
  • New model - to support new vehicle programmes utilizing best practice from previous developments along with ensuring consistent application
  • Analysis market claim data and making a simplified summary to make clear to design team the concern, phenomena, customer and business impact
  • Prepare and present regular status reports and scorecards
  • Conduct Newness Assessment audit to ensure correct R&D process has been followed
  • Cross functional communication involving design, test, marketability, market quality and plant departments

Key role as design quality engineer is maintain the quality master list status and proactively progress each concern through:

  • Organising regular reviews, capturing discussion and issuing clear actions
  • Adding value to technical reviews by applying design engineering principles
  • Concern definition
  • Target performance
  • Investigation method
  • Root cause

Qualifications, Skills and Training Requirements

  • HND or Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent)
  • Experience in OEM design and/or test
  • Proven quality, customer focused mind-set
  • Strong data analysis skills and manipulation know-how (Excel skills)
  • Experience of mass production techniques.
  • Able to demonstrate evidence of working individually to a given brief on own initiative whilst delivering and reporting to a matrix management
  • Practiced in using quality tools such as fault tree analysis, 5 why's, KT analysis, Weibull analysis and carrying out root cause analysis
  • Understands and familiar in the use of the PDCA cycle (Plan Do Check Action)
  • Comfortable representing the department in internal meetings and occasionally with suppliers
  • Evidence of chairing technical meetings to progress and resolve market issues
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office tools for report and presentation creation

Travel requirements: occasional plant, supplier and dealer visits may be required (expected less than 4 per year).

Please contact James Tilley for more details.

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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.