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Lead Design Engineer - BIW Prototype

Lead Design Engineer - BIW Prototype

Job Title: Lead Design Engineer - BIW Prototype
Contract Type: Contract
Location: South West UK
Industry:
Salary: £40 - £45ph
Reference: JW4608
Contact Name: Jonathan Webb
Contact Email: jonathanw@gerrellandhard.co.uk
Job Published: January 15, 2019 11:05

Job Description

Lead Design Engineer - BIW Prototype

South West UK - Contract

Position overview:

Lead Design Engineer, responsible for the design and integration of prototype Underbody structure from developed concept to completion and into delivery & launch of first prototype build. 

Key responsibilities:

•Wholly own the design and integration of underbody components, including deviation from core design where required for prototyping build/processes
•Lead small team of Engineers; directing/reviewing/approving concepts, as well as managing team workload against programme/release timing
•Responsible for overall package of Underbody structure, including the integration with other Engineering areas in/outside Body Engineering
•Liaise technically with other PMTs/customers to ensure all requirements are known/met
•Support and influence digital builds pre-Engineering release
•Support Engineers during component manufacture and physical builds, efficiently resolving concerns and implementing Engineering change
•Work alongside prototype Lead Engineer and report to Chief Technical lead where appropriate, communicating and presenting key technical issues as and when required

Qualifications, skills and behaviours:

•Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Engineering-related discipline
•10+ years’ experience in Automotive BIW design, with at least 5 years’ experience leading a team of Engineers
•To have led (or be heavily involved in) the design of at least 1 full body structure from concept to delivery
•Fluent in NX and expert user of Teamcenter and Visualisation tools, to include proficient 3D surfacing, detailed design and GD&T/PMI
•Expert knowledge of body structure components to include state-of-the-art lightweight structures, their manufacturing processes, applications & limitations
•Knowledge of limitations of/differences between prototype and production processes/design/assembly requirements
•Expert knowledge of joining technologies, to include adhesive bonding and SPRs
•Expert knowledge of BIW Design for Assembly (DFA) including best practice, as well as T&F assembly methods
•Sound knowledge of automotive product development programme structure, to include programme milestones, deliverables and dependencies
•Methodical, organised, good attention to detail 
•Ability to manage own workload and work with minimal supervision
•Excellent interpersonal and people management skills
•Excellent oral and written communication skills

Cv's to jonathanw@gahl.co.uk