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Electrical Application Project Engineer

  • Location

    Gaydon, Warwickshire

  • Sector:

    Automotive

  • Job disciplines:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £39000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tim Parkes

  • Contact email:

    tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    45000

  • Salary low:

    39000

  • Job ref:

    BBBH50397

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    Permanent

  • Expiry date:

    2019-01-28

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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Location: Gaydon based

Salary circa:: £45k.

Our client is a Warwickshire-based Luxury perfomance car OEM


Job Purpose:
Deliver Electrical and Electronics application commodities and represent platform commodities in the programme team


Key Responsibilities and Tasks
Business Planning:

  • Define the Electrical & Electronics Function's change content in response to the Strategic Evaluation Letter. Work with Product Cost Estimating to set commodity Financial targets based on defined archetypes & strategic suppliers.
  • Support Programme Manager and Concept Leader to balance performance and cost targets.
  • Define programme's Electrical & Electronics engineering resource requirements (internal and external).



Engineering:

  • Work with Concept Leader to ensure that platform commodities and functional archetypes are applied, and that Function commodities integrate effectively with other commodities to achieve overall vehicle targets.
  • Use external engineering partners as required to deliver non-platform commodities in line with the functional archetypes and engineering guidelines, using Electrical & Electronics Performance Engineers to ensure system level targets are achieved.
  • Ensure platform commodities are delivered (by platform engineers) to achieve the programme's cascaded system level targets.



Delivery:

  • Co-located with Programme Manager, collaborates with cross-functional programme team including application engineers from other Functions, Vehicle Performance & Concept, Purchasing, Manufacturing & Quality to deliver the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements.
  • Plan Electrical & Electronics Function programme delivery to achieve the VPP.
  • Ensure that platform engineers & external engineering partners achieve the plan (with their component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required. Includes releasing application components & driving ETRS for platform components.
  • Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme



Validation:

  • Creates & manage the Function's virtual & physical DV plan.
  • Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Ensure that all concerns are robustly resolved. First port of call for build issues. Includes resolving concerns on application components & driving concern resolution for platform components.
  • Complete FESO documentation for application commodities, drive completion for platform commodities.
  • Guarantees the functional & technical delivery of the system to the project.



Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Proven record of delivering Electrical or Electronics commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
  • Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
  • Proven management of outsourced projects
  • Supplier management experience
  • Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
  • Confident presenter
  • Analytical
  • Excellent financial management skills
  • Must be able to manage large workloads in a high pressure environment and prioritise accordingly.
  • Must be able to project manage and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team
  • Ability to lead and inspire a team
  • Able to communicate confidently and clearly
  • Able to set and deliver targets
  • Strategic thinking and decision making skills
  • Resilient and driven to succeed; goal orientated
  • Strong technical focus, high quality mind-set.
  • Clean driving license
  • Travel may be required, UK & overseas.



Desirable:

  • Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent
  • Experience of more than one of the following commodities is preferred: infotainment, audio, cluster & displays, tracker & e-call, antennas, switchgear, lighting, camera & PDCs, body electronics, power management, EDS
  • Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
  • Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems.
  • Microsoft project experience is desirable
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