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Chief Engineer (product realisation)

Chief Engineer (product realisation)

Job Title: Chief Engineer (product realisation)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West London
Salary: £competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG-4565
Contact Name: Nick Gerrell
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 17, 2018 11:55

Job Description

Chief Engineer (product realisation)
West London
The Company
Joost Engines Ltd. has developed a novel super-lightweight engine with the power-density and simplicity of a 2-stroke, combined with the emissions, efficiency and reliability characteristics of a modern 4-stroke. Based upon its engine Joost plans to launch a power-series of portable marine outboards, which promise to be 1/3 the weight of the market incumbents. Following this the company will look to target other applications such as portable generators, UAVs and small motorcycles. 
Work with the Technical Director to implement and execute a development and design-realisation programme for Joost’s launch outboard product, taking the design from a proof-of-product prototype, through pre-production prototype manufacture and validation, to subsequent production product. 
Take responsibility for establishing Engineering, product development and validation processes/working practices (in line with relevant ISO standards), and for their subsequent governance.
Work with the supply chain to ensure design for manufacture and manufacturing capability, developing fit-for-purpose production specifications and associated validation plans. 
Develop a highly capable and motivated team over time to meet the growing demands of the business as it commercialises, but be willing and capable to take a hands-on approach as necessary.
Skills, Attributes, Experience & Qualifications
Qualified in mechanically-biased Engineering discipline to degree level
Experience of leading consumer product and/or engine development and design realisation programmes, including working closely with production/supply chain
Experience of implementing, championing and working to best practice engineering governance practices
Experience of leading and coaching highly capable technical teams