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Team Leader - Body & Exterior

​Our Automotive & Motorsport client are looking to recruit a Team Lead, Body & Exterior to join their growing team.

With a number of exciting projects on the go, we are looking for someone who can be the top level subject matter expert and design authority for Body in White and Exterior systems to successfully deliver these projects on time, to budget and to the required quality standard.

The main responsibilities of this role include;

• Work with the Head of Vehicle Engineering to cost, plan and generate proposals for new projects.

• Work with the Project Lead Engineer to determine appropriate scope, documentation, validation & sign-off requirements.

• Liaise closely with the Vehicle, Powertrain and EE Engineering teams to ensure designs are optimised at a vehicle level.

• To coordinate with Production, Purchasing and Project teams to ensure effective planning and supplier selection.

• To lead and manage Body System areas to ensure they are resourced adequately with the correct subject knowledge and that research and engineering outputs are recorded in a concise and traceable way.

• Take overall responsibility for the Body System Technical and Design Specifications to develop safe, reliable, cost effective, legal and competitive solutions.

• To carry out or over-check calculations, analysis and testing as required to ensure safe, reliable operation while meeting the required performance criteria.

• Develop the team through determining training requirements and mentorship of less experienced engineers

• Take responsibility that concerns are recorded accurately, resolved in a robust and timely manner and actions are taken to prevent reoccurrence.

• To understand applicable regulatory or homologation requirements and ensure compliance with necessary regulations and standards.

Key experience;

• Upper Degree Level in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent qualification

• Experience in the structural and cosmetic development of composite, aluminium and steel structures

• Experience in low volume production methods

• Excellent materials & manufacturing process knowledge

• Excellent experience in managing complex workloads, preferably across projects

• Experience with race or automotive design & development requirements and production control docs (NVH ,FMEA, PPAP, APQP, Gap & Flush CC SC’s etc)

• Experience in FEA simulation and results interpretation

• Experience leading with a high performing team in compressed timelines