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Principal Engineer - Body Structures

Principal Engineer - Body Structures

Job Title: Principal Engineer - Body Structures
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Coventry
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG-5477-1
Contact Name: Nick Green
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 14, 2020 14:14

Job Description

Our Automotive EV client are currently seeking a Principal Engineer, Body Structures to join their growing team. Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the Principal Engineer will lead the design,development & delivery of Body Structure Bolt-On systems content within the Body Structures Function Group. The Principal Engineer will also lead the Bolt-On team in all aspects of programme delivery & planning including system design, target setting, specification, DFMEA, development,verification & launch. 
Key duties;
Define the Bolt On systems strategy and architecture the product
Provide technical leadership of system design and development
To represent the Body Structure Function Group as a credible authority on structural performance aspects as well as HV carriers and other systems.
To translate programme deliverables into a successful plan of work for the team, to deliver within the programme budget and timescale
To lead the generation of system targets and the adoption/creation of applicable test, development and design standards, guidelines and procedures.
Ensure that the hardware content & design enables system & vehicle level attribute targets to be met
Ensure design for manufacture to support cost effective production
Take the lead in design & manufacturing reviews with management and executive team.
Ownership of the multiple systems bill of materials & management of the content to meet mass, cost & investment targets
Key skills; 
You’ll have a minimum of 7 years relevant automotive experience, with a high level of exposure to Body Structure and / or HV Systems. 
Detailed knowledge and understanding of the requirement for the development of varied vehicle systems including vehicle structural performance.
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
Good commercial awareness with pragmatic approach to product development that suits the size of our organisation
Ability to prioritise workload (including that of the team) & manage external inputs/requests