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Automotive Consultant - Vehicle Integration

Automotive Consultant - Vehicle Integration

Job Title: Automotive Consultant - Vehicle Integration
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Midlands
Salary: £competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG4678
Contact Name: Nick Gerrell
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 05, 2019 10:40

Job Description

Our automotive client develops electric performance & high-performance cars. We are seeking 2 x Automotive Consultant - Vehicle Integration to join our highly talented team.
The Role
Responsible for the Total Vehicle Package 
Ensure that the package model and the vehicle surface comply with the timing, styling, engineering and legal criteria
Responsible for converting the Product Profile into technical targets via the VTS
Arbitrate cross functional technical issues to ensure integration and balance of all functions
Manage design iterations between functional areas and the studio in order to ensure styling and package feasibility
Resolve cross-functional design conflicts, and generate design solutions to achieve this
Supervise the work output of the Package Zone Engineers
Develop and monitor achievement of overall vehicle technical targets integrating Design, CAE, legal and performance criteria
Provide cross functional technical leadership
Establish overall vehicle technical targets and manage technical trade-offs to achieve overall vehicle attributes
Ensure DVP testing validates compliance with technical and legal targets 
To document and manage mitigation of known technical risks 
Collate and manage feature benchmark and vehicle package data
Ensure compatibility of the vehicle design with the manufacturing and assembly strategy
Manage the Digital buck and Digital Build events to improve the quality of the prototype build 
Undertake basic clash detection in Enovia
The Person
At least 5 years experience of automotive engineering/development with a thorough understanding of whole vehicle packaging
Experience of operating in a leading role, taking responsibility for the activities of an immediate team of design engineers and co-ordinating a wider team of internal and external specialists and subcontractors to produce a fully integrated solution
Production-oriented approach towards automotive development, with a comprehensive understanding of low-volume component manufacturing and assembly and a demonstrable track record of bringing low-medium volume products to market
CAD (CATIA) proficient to deliver key packaging and analysis tasks
Well-organised and methodical approach to planning and executing a project
Skilled communicator and network/relationship builder
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