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Colour & Materials Advanced Engineer - Interiors R&D

Colour & Materials Advanced Engineer - Interiors R&D

Job Title: Colour & Materials Advanced Engineer - Interiors R&D
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Coventry
Salary: £negotiable depending on experience
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: GF5923
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 07, 2021 17:52

Job Description

Colour & Materials Advanced Engineer - Interiors R&D
Our EV Automotive client in Coventry are recruiting for a Colour & Materials Advanced Engineer - Interiors R&D on a perm basis. They are seeking someone whom has taken CMF from concept through to production therefore, experience in developing and delivering new materials into a production automotive program.
Due to growth they are looking to recruit a Colour and Materials Advanced Engineer as part of the Interiors R&D Team.
The person:
In order to succeed you will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as the ability to build effective working relationships across multiple disciples is paramount.  Attitude is everything, we are always pushing boundaries and to achieve the unimaginable you must have a can-do approach and an open mind to endless possibilities.  
Proven track record in developing and delivering new materials into a production automotive program.
Knowledge and understanding of key technologies and processes used in both Interior and Exterior materials.
Experience in the validating new materials to automotive standards
A passion for sustainability and desire to improve the overall sustainability of vehicles and their interior material selection
You can look at new materials and assess how they could be used and what limitations they might face, with a desire to challenge what has been done before and implement something innovative.
You have gone through new colour and grain development processes in hard plastics, paints and fabric materials.
You are an excellent communicator and can interpret designs wishes and turn then into well thought out engineered proposals
You can work proactively with minimal support using a logical approach in an environment with minimal documented processes
You have a proven ability to work to deadlines and prioritise your own workload
The Role:
Support the live programs working between Engineering and studio to deliver a joined up colour and materials process from end to end
Lead the development of new colour development of existing materials taking the design wishes through to realised industrial solutions with the chosen supply base
Lead all new material developments for engineering, supporting both Design and R&D, writing fully timed and costed development and introduction plans, and writing and running validation programs in support of the main program timeline
Research and investigate new material solutions to known problems
Create proposals for new projects based on research undertaken with a view to developing some of the new materials of the future
Support the Engineering team with identifying new structural materials and creating plans to validate and implement into both existing and new programs
Support sustainability team in idea generation and regular meetings to ensure all new developments are communicated and support given where needed.
Create, co-ordinate and run regular colour & material meetings ensuring all key stakeholders are engaged when needed 
Minimum Required Skills & Experience: 
5+ years working in Automotive Industry or similar field
Direct validation and development experience of automotive grade (or similar) surface materials
Experience with Microsoft Office applications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal & organisational skills, with good attention to detail
Able to work in start-up environment
A Design, materials or Engineering Degree (Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience will be considered). 
If you believe you have what it takes to work at the heart of automotive innovation, then we look forward to reviewing your application.