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Product Engineer - Interiors

Product Engineer - Interiors

Job Title: Product Engineer - Interiors
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Midlands
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JW5747
Contact Name: Jonathan Webb
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 04, 2021 15:51

Job Description

Product Engineer - Interiors 
12 Month FTC – Midlands

Do you have experience with Instrument Panel & Floor Consoles?
Do you want to work for an exciting Electric Vehicle OEM

•Have working knowledge of Catia V5.
•Knowledge, and an understanding of, systems engineering and system development process methodology.
•Understanding of vehicle packaging and occupant ergonomics.
•Experience of vehicle development for North American & rest of world markets.
•Experience with running a project using industry standard PLM/PDM & CAD systems.
•Knowledge of Plastic moulding, technologies and joining methods would be advantageous.
•Experience of system/component delivery within an APQP or similar framework (FMEA, quality planning, PPAP etc).
•A commercially aware Engineer with demonstrable experience in delivering products or systems for either an OEM or 1st Tier supplier.
•Proven ability within an automotive engineering background with a number of years of experience of successfully delivering projects in an OEM or Tier 1 capacity with responsibility of instrument panel and or floor consoles.
•Ability to plan and deliver projects within budget and within the scoped time.

•Responsible for the delivery of from concept through to production.
•Project scoping at concept stage.
•Development of Technical Specifications and Targets (system level cascaded to component) in line with recognised benchmark vehicles.
•Creation and management of System Engineering Statement of Work (ESoW).
•Support RFI and RFQ process with purchasing including generation of related engineering documentation.
•Development of best in class and best practise Design & Engineering standards and procedures to support Model Quality aspirations.
•Ownership of System DFMEA(s).
•Management of suppliers through Pre-nomination concept stage.
•Management of suppliers from nomination through to production.
•Ensure legal compliance, in coordination with suppliers and homologation teams, for all systems for all regions where the vehicles are to be delivered.
•System Integration of instrument and or floor consoles into the full vehicle environment.
•Ownership of the system Bill of materials Excel.
•Development and upkeep of Bill of process.
•Responsible for system validation.
•Support physical testing when required. Component / Sub-system / System Crash.
•Manage the CAD packaging with both the Supplier(s) and internal teams.
•Create design proposals & concepts, and to participate in decisions regarding engineering changes and design direction.
•Coordination of engineering activities carried out by the suppliers/partners – Design/Development, Test/Validation, Manufacture.
•Coordination of all cross functional inputs/outputs for Styling, Package, Vehicle Integration, CAE, Test, Manufacturing, Service, Quality and Safety.
•Interface for all other Systems groups (i.e. Chassis, Powertrain, Electrical, Body Structure, Exteriors, Closures).
•Ensure that agreed deliverables are completed meeting cost, timing, quality, specifications and targets.
•Ensuring the accuracy of the BOM (cost/weight tracking).
•Development of FMEAs to support the Design & manufacture of the vehicles.
•Development/management & development of the programs DVP&R.
•Management of the Engineering Design team.
•Provide reports to management – technical, concerns, status, planning.
•Oversee release status meetings (PMST meetings at D&D suppliers).
•Attend design reviews and support package and vehicle integration meetings as required.
•Coordination of activities associated with the carry over and carry over modified parts including TVM and model year changes.
•Coordination of suppliers to meet cost, time, quality targets for tooling and parts (prototype and production).