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Chief Engineer – Structures

Chief Engineer – Structures

Job Title: Chief Engineer – Structures
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Coventry
Industry:
Salary: 60 - 75k plus bens
Start Date: asap
Reference: GF4370
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email: gemmaf@gerrellandhard.co.uk
Job Published: August 21, 2018 13:12

Job Description

Chief Engineer – Structures
Permanent
Salary £60,000 - £75,000
Coventry, West Midlands

Our engineering consultancy client based in Coventry is seeking a new Chief Engineer within their structures team.
You will be responsible for leading the Structures Group team to deliver efficient structural engineering solutions for internal and external customers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE:
The primary role of the Chief Engineer shall be to lead the structures group to deliver structural engineering programs.

TECHNICAL
? Lead and guide the team in the all structural engineering tasks to support customer deliverables including:
o CAD development; 2D & 3D CAD designs of structural components are delivered to quality guidelines.
o CAE development; models are delivered to quality guidelines and are to appropriate state-of-the-art levels of predictive fidelity.
o Ensure through robust process and methods that the full design administration activity is complete and accurate; BOM (Bill of Materials), DVP (Design Verification Plan), Family Tree, Release documentation.
o Lead and guide idea generation and problem resolution sessions through day-to-day working and structured Design Reviews.
o Ensure an ‘Engineering first’ approach throughout the department focusing on understanding load paths, layout and optimisation of structures to ensure the lightest and most cost effective high performance solutions.
? Work closely with manufacturing partners both internal and external to ensure a clear understanding of manufacturing capability and limitations.
? Develop departmental technical strategies to ensure the businesses position of engineering excellence.
? Ensure design and project documentation are maintained to satisfy the companies quality management system and customer-specific requirements.

PROJECT LEADERSHIP
? Can manage multiple large tasks (>16 weeks or >£100k).
? Can multi-task and support first line managers in their project leadership and planning.

CUSTOMER INTERACTION
? Strategic Management. Highly commercially aware and entrepreneurial. Measures their department’s performance. Lives and breathes the core company values and develops others to do the same.
? Leverage commercial opportunities with existing and new customers.
? Represent the department with both internal and external customers

HEADLINE SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
ESSENTIAL:
? Engineering or Maths / Physics degree or equivalent
? Excellent problem solving abilities & 3D spatial awareness.
? Commercially aware.
? Has a flexible approach to working.
? Professional attitude.
? Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplined team.
? Experienced leader of personnel and projects.
? CAD and/or CAE literacy.
? Expert knowledge of design process and tools (dFMEA, FMA, APQP).

DESIRABLE:
? Technical leadership in design or simulation field
? Experiences of hands on engineering within sheet metal or composites.
? Knowledge of composites design and manufacture

To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV for us to review to gemmaf@gahl.co.uk