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Lead Engineer - EDS

Lead Engineer - EDS

Job Title: Lead Engineer - EDS
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chippenham
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + Benefits + Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SD4263
Contact Name: Simon Davey
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 22, 2018 11:31

Job Description

EDS Lead Engineer
Contract of Permanent 
Your duties will include:
- Support the project team leader to ensure technical deliverables (e.g. drawing releases) are achieved in support of the customer project deliverables 
- Technical lead for an assigned project, including giving overall technical direction to a small team of EDS engineers
- Ensure that technical direction, and delivered products are compliant with customer (SDS) and internal design standards
- Responsible for the validation and robustness of the delivered harness designs, including support for DVP reporting
- Ensure that technical direction is optimised for internal best practice, especially with regards to design for manufacture and quality assurance
- Support the project team leader in achieving internal KPIs for the project and internal status reporting 
- Co-ordinate support for manufacturing (including direct support at overseas manufacturing sites)
- Co-ordinate support for vehicle manufacturing during prototype and pre-production build phases (including support at customer build sites)
- Lead the resolution of issues and internal issues 
- Lead customer facing technical reviews, including presenting proposals, and negotiating preferred design solutions
- Support product optimisation activities (TVM, VA/VE)

- Demonstrable understanding of technical / engineering documentation (e.g. circuit diagrams and harness drawings. 
- Educated to HND/degree level, in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Electrical/Automotive/Mechanical) 
- Demonstrable understanding of electrical principles, and vehicle electrical systems

- Demonstrable understanding of electrical principles, and vehicle electrical systems
- Experience with Cap-XC would be an advantage.

Person Specification 
- A structured approach to problem solving
- Ability to organise multiple workstreams and achieve parallel deliverables
- Excellent communication skills including the ability to provide technical instruction
- Excellent negotiation skills, with customer facing experience an advantage
- Experience in a vehicle manufacturing environment, preferably in a  design support role
- Knowledge of harness manufacturing processes and best practice in ‘design for manufacture’
- Prepared to travel to Customer and Supplier sites worldwide

- Competitive Salary
- Annual Bonus
- Strong Pension (10% contribution)
- Life Insurance
- Benefits (Healthcare / Dental)
- Team Leader Development available
- Management Training 
- EDS Degree Course
- Strong Management Support for Engineers
- Half day Friday