Engineering Project Leader

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    Gaydon, Warwickshire

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    £33.00 - £40.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lois Weston

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    about 1 year ago

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An Engineering Project Leader is required to join a leading automotive organisation in the Warwickshire area on a contract basis. The position is competitive in rate and requires somebody with strong EDS knowledge to lead the engineering team to robustly deliver the engineering wire harness design.


  • Lead engineering team to fulfill main objective, robust design on time
  • Supervise the timely release of all LEAR deliverables related to the team being managed: System schematics, packaging models, product drawings, testing reports, advanced manufacturing information, technical specification and documentation, engineering change documentation, ECR's, deviations, etc.
  • Develop a technical solution to cost and weight target
  • Highlight and perform all task force plans needed to ensure that the team fulfils the timing
  • Responsible to know and fulfill Lear programme deliverables to the required timing
  • Conduct periodical Lear internal meetings and team meetings to discuss the open issues and design reviews with the assigned team members as per Electrical Team detailed timing. Report critical issues to Engineering Manager and Program Manager
  • Attend periodical JLR program meetings rising up critical items and red flags
  • Focus strongly on CTO (Cost Technical Optimization), objectives will be provided by EPM and Engineering Manager
  • Support his/ her assigned resources in getting work done by establishing the proper contacts with other line managers inside and outside the Engineering department
  • Solve conflicts inside and outside his/her team. In case of non-solution move case up to Engineering Manager
  • Responsible for the development of the staff directly reporting to him/her. Including identification of educations needed
  • Evaluate the resources needed to fulfill the tasks of the team and document them properly to get approval from Engineering Manager. (CAD team has to be agreed and approved by the CAD leader)
  • Manage introduction for new and current employees (EDS and CAD engineers), including entrance cards and IT/work method and tools related items
  • Manage location and equipment discussions at Customer location in agreement with Engineering Manager and System Team Leader
  • Report upon needs to improve the working environment for his/ her team


  • 5 years EDS experience
  • Customer tools such as Catia, UG NX,
  • Knowledge of FEA applications
  • Experience leading a team
  • AIMS, ECR's &
  • Quality tools such as APQP, DFMEA, 8D
  • Cost understanding
  • CAD tool knowledge (2D and 3D)


  • Degree or equivalent in electrical / electronic discipline
  • HNC/D or equivalent in electrical / electronic discipline


  • Team Player
  • Ability to motivate and manage a team.
  • Methodical in approach
  • Be an effective communicator demonstrating highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Be flexible in approach
  • Self Starter
  • Demonstrate problem solving ability
  • Ability to work under pressure

If you are interested in this role, please get in touch with Lois Weston on Jonathan Lee Recruitment, on 01384446119.

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