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Principal Engineer, Body & Exterior

Due to securing a number of new projects, our Automotive & Motorsport client are currently seeking a Principal Engineer, Exterior & Body Structures to join their expanding team. The successful applicant will serve as a Subject Matter Expert for Exterior and Body Structures, and ensure that designs deliver the correct balance of safety, quality, cost and timing for a project.
This is a great chance to join a business who work on some hugely varied and exciting projects.
Key duties; 
Lead small engineering projects within the vehicle engineering department.
Manage a team of engineers, determining required training, development and mentorship of less experienced engineers to develop capability in the Exterior and Body Structures areas.
Contribute to the continuous improvement of business processes within Chassis Engineering and align with other departments.
Support the quotation process with assumptions, risk, project & resource plans and costing.
Key skills; 
You’ll have around 6-7 years + relevant automotive experience, with a high level of exposure to Body Structures & Exterior.
Technical and personal credibility, working effectively with other functional teams and business functions.
Strong leadership with the ability to influence and motivate others to achieve the best possible results.
Can operate at a strategic level whilst able to resolve more detailed / technical issues.
Ability to prioritise workload (including that of the team) & manage external inputs/requests.