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Principal Engineer – Brakes System

Principal Engineer – Brakes System

Job Title: Principal Engineer – Brakes System
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Midlands
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JW5389
Contact Name: Jonathan Webb
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 06, 2020 15:18

Job Description

Principal Engineer – Brakes System

The Role:
• Lead the design, development & delivery of the Brakes Systems content within the Chassis
Systems Function Group
• Lead the Brakes team in all aspects of programme delivery & planning including system
design, target setting, specification, DFMEA, development, verification & launch

Main Responsibilities:
• Define the Brakes System strategy and architecture of the product
• Provide technical leadership of Brakes System design and development
• To represent the Chassis Systems Function Group as a credible authority on vehicle Brakes
System design and development
• 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 as
• Ownership of the Brakes System bill of materials & management of the content to meet
mass, cost & investment targets
• Works seamlessly across the teams to ensure a collaborative approach is applied to the
delivery of the project(s)
• Provide direction, guidance & coaching to more junior members of the team to support their

The Person:
• Detailed knowledge and understanding of the requirement for the development of Brakes
Systems and components
• 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
• Able to create a strong, inclusive teamwork ethic