Perceived Quality Engineer
£Neg + Benfits
Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):
Perceived Quality is responsible for setting and delivering competitive aesthetic and haptic (touch/feel) targets for new vehicles. Attribute responsibilities incl. ongoing assessment and status reporting during all project phases through concept, virtual design and onto production; driving resolution of the identified issues. This role is specifically to support the various PQ attributes (Incl. Geometry, Materials, Functionality, Benchmarking) who are targeted with ensuring all future Brand Products meet and exceed the expectations of it’s customers.
Main duties include:
- Conduct Research into industry standards of execution, materials content and best practise Engineering solutions.
- Undertake analysis to identify the cultural differences in Perceived Quality across differing global markets.
- Support development of PQ processes & procedures
- Conduct Virtual (Studio / Engineering CAD) and physical vehicle assessments during development phases in support of issue management and target tracking; as identified by the PQ Attribute & Programme Leads.
- Manage issue tracking documentation with the latest inputs, ensuring status is current and suitable for reporting to key stakeholders.
- Manage image reference libraries, edit/collate as required.
- Support in the development or reports & presentations.
- Provide support to Perceived Quality attribute reviews on brand and competitor products, assisting in the sourcing of vehicles and suitable environments as required.
- Keep up to date with industry trends / best in class practices.
- Support PQ activities with Design, Marketing, Programme and Engineering with the team vision to embed Perceived Quality into every stage of New Product.
- Participate in and support the development of Customer Clinics / Satisfaction Surveys and reporting.
- Assist with the production approval of parts during early build phases.
Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria)
- HNC minimum in an automotive engineering or product design discipline.
- Practical and theoretical knowledge of product development.
- Experience of product design and development processes.
- Contemporary computer skills-set.
- Must have an appreciation of design or engineering development tools and standards.
- Analytical, structured, detail focussed, excellent communication skills. Ability to work under own initiative or part of a team.
- Experience of working with 3D CAD models, Microsoft Office Suite as well as using web research tools.