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Brakes Engineer

Brakes Engineer

Job Title: Brakes Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: Permanent or Contract options at good market rates
Start Date: asap
Reference: GF4274
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 20, 2018 15:06

Job Description

Brakes Engineer
Permanent or Contract
Competitive Salary + benefits OR good Hourly Rates
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Gerrell & Hard Ltd are proud to be working in partnership with a client who encourages employees to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. They are creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. 

They are currently seeking a new Brakes Engineer to join their Chassis Engineering team. This role would suit an Engineer with Brakes concept design experience who can stand alone working on a new automotive project working closely with suppliers to deliver components. With expected tasks including PMST meeting coordination, parts releasing and maintenance of BOM cost and mass status information, FMEAs and technical issue resolution.  

Job description: 
The Engineer will create brake design concepts and progress development through to engineering release, working to the program milestones and timing. This includes integrating with the product team in an environment that promotes autonomy and initiative, requiring a flexible attitude with a desire to deliver quality, robust and innovative solutions and presenting to management to help guide development of the product.

Core responsibilities:  
Part of the Chassis team, initially delivering concept brake components & then developing into production & beyond; you will have a high level of chassis/braking system knowledge, particularly brake disks, callipers, brake pads, ABS and stability control modulators or other pressure generation devices, vacuum boosters,  brake servos, brake pipes and jump hoses.

Day to day duties:
Create assembly designs utilising the latest technology, construction and manufacturing techniques and materials.
Own component and sub-systems and ensure requirements and target specifications for function; cost, weight and investment are achieved. 
Create and release parts to production intent designs, global regulations and standards. Optimise and validate designs with simulation, liaising with CAE engineers and using real world tools.
Support writing system and component level validation test methods.
Support test, development, validation and build events. 
Work within the team and with other functional areas (both internally and externally) to ensure system integration and compatibility. 
Support CAD releases and reviews to program milestones. 
Resolve virtual and physical build issues.
Generation of proposals and reports. 
Supplier liaison and project management for your parts and sub-systems.
Liaising with chassis module owners, CAD/package engineers and FE/design engineers required for carrying out the above tasks on a regular basis.

Engineering knowledge of chassis/braking systems, function, performance and manufacturing requirements. 
Proven experience of development from concept to production. 
Competency with Siemens NX CAD & TeamCentre would be favourable. 
PC literacy, MS Project, excel, power point, word etc. 
Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally. 
Ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment. 
Self-starter - ability to work independently, take on new challenges readily, possess a hands on approach and a can-do attitude 
Excellent team-working skills.

Experience required
Automotive industry / Tier-1 consultancy experience
Knowledge of systems best practices, materials and manufacturing requirements 
Experience of FMEA and methodical problem resolution.

A degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered). 

On application please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV for our review.