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Lead Body Engineer - 34669 -

  • Location

    Gaydon, Warwickshire

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  • Salary:

    £20.00 - £24.90 per hour

  • Contact:

    Kerry Duggan

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Position Description:

This position presents an exciting opportunity to become part of a unique and evolving department within Body Engineering, developing advanced feature strategies and leading content delivery across many programs. In this role, you will be exposed to a variety of components, systems, suppliers and cross PD functions, playing a key part in driving robustness and quality into the cabin systems team.

Reporting to the departmental Group Leader and/or Programme Module Leader within Cabin area, the Lead Engineer will potentially work across all of the cabin commodities. Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead definition & design activities from PS through to Job 1, managing the Module Business Teams and interfacing with engineering, purchase, programme team, marketing and manufacturing functions, plus tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers.
  • Management of and liaise with other adjacent stakeholders and functions, including suppliers, to ensure system compatibility issues are resolved according to cost and time targets.
  • Support system strategy development for components and features.
  • Develop and maintain local processes and metrics. ¿ Delivery of the Body Engineering functional scorecard.

Skills Required:


  • Project Management skills, delivery of project from concept to full production.
  • Knowledge of component design principles including component production techniques such as injection and compression moulding
  • Good communication & systems engineering skills approach to project development.

Experience Required:

  • Be capable of engineering complex parts and / or assemblies, with particular consideration of part to part interfaces and relationships, including CAE, DFM and DFA requirements.
  • Able to demonstrate design flair and the ability to be able to engineer a range of solutions to a design problem.
  • Experience of investigative tools and methods to resolve complex system issues
  • An effective communicator and have strong organisational and numerical skills.

Experience Preferred:

  • Previous experience/knowledge of the Body Engineering environment is desirable for this role, but not essential.
  • Proven knowledge of Product Development and business; processes and systems.
  • Engineering knowledge of Body Engineering systems, component design, function, performance, production and manufacturing requirements.
  • A good understanding of the change management process (PACN and WERS processes), Design Verification (RMDV), Design FMEA and AIMS processes would be advantageous.

Education Required:

  • Ideally educated to Degree level or equivalent.