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Principal Engineer - Quality Improvement & Strategy

  • Location: Coventry
  • Salary: Competitive Plus Car Allowance and Benefits
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 23 days ago

Principal Engineer (Quality, Improvements & Strategy )

£Highly Competitive Plus Benefits 

Location: Warwick

Principal, QMS, Management, Leadership, Improvements, Communication, NPI, DVP, RMDV, PCDS, Design, Development, Implementation   

Want to work for a forward-thinking organisation that provide advanced solutions to some of the automotive industries most challenging technical problems within the development of new vehicles and platforms? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Principal Engineer (Quality, Improvement & Strategy) who has the ability to review and improve Quality Management Systems to meet strategic demands and new product development programmes, supporting facilities within the UK and Asia whilst dealing with client and supplier needs.

The role of Principal Engineer (Quality, Improvement & Strategy) will be to lead all areas of quality and operational improvement within a research and development arena, looking at how processes, systems and departments interact and deliver new products within the automotive sector. This will involve communication with cross functional teams both in the UK and Asia, (internal and external) while embracing the strategic requirements and objectives to identify areas for improvement across all facets of the business.   

As a Principal Engineer (Quality, Improvement & Strategy) your main responsibilities will include;

  • All aspects of Quality strategy & engineering process development, governance & best practice

  • World Class Quality programme development & deployment

  • New Product Introduction (NPI) system & process development

  • Requirements Management system & process development (RMDV2 )

  • Engineering Sign Off (ESO), Final Data Judgement (FDJ) & Design Verification Planning (DVP) system & process development

  • ISO 26262 Functional Safety process best practice & deployment

  • Quality Management System (QMS), ISO9001 & IATF16949 compliance management

  • Quality engineering improvement opportunities to enable the successful implementation of new technology across the business

As a Principal Engineer (Quality, Improvement & Strategy) you will bring to the role:

  • Demonstrates appropriate depth of knowledge within QMS to include IATF 16949, ISO9001 & ISO26262, ideally within a product design & development or new product launch arena

  • Excellent analytical and planning skills being able to identify areas for improvement within QMS and influence cross functional and cross border teams to understand and embrace any required changes

  • Effective leadership in managing processes and procedures to meet strategic objectives

  • Capable of defining, developing, and managing a project autonomously with minimal need for support to delivery strategic plans within QMS

  • Exposure or a working knowledge of DVP, RMDV, NPI, PCDS, ESO, Requirements Management and Systems Integration would be a distinct advantage 

  • Strong problem solving and coordination skills used to deliver critical projects with time and budgetary constraints.

  • Strong communication skills having the ability to build relationships and pull together cross functional teams to ensure effective solutions are provided within all areas of Quality, PD and NPI

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of leading the strategic development and implementation of QMS as a stand along individual being able to influence areas such as product design, development, innovation and new product launch and are seeking a highly innovative company that will provide career progress and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Principal Engineer (Quality, Improvements & Strategy) role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.