Create & maintain strategy for electrical architecture to support the product & business plans ensuring full cross-functional buy-in to that strategy. Lead technical relationship with Electrical and Electronics partner & support commercial activities relating to Electrical and Electronics.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
•Manage >5 year electrical architecture strategy, ensuring that it supports all R&D feature development plans, budget, resource & timing.
•Work with application engineer & Product Cost Estimating to set programme Financial targets based on Electrical and Electronic strategy.
•Define the Electrical and Electronic concept for each vehicle application based on the strategy & the programme’s cascaded system level targets & features, supporting Concept reviews as required.
•Work with Electrical Systems Architects to develop solutions for any new requirements, challenging to ensure that the best Quality Cost and Delivery approach is applied.
•Lead the technical relationship with Electrical and Electronic partner. Includes running weekly technical reviews with the partner, working with the application engineers to identify critical programme issues & ensuring that those technical discussions are well supported by the Electrical and Electronics team.
•Manage information flow & document storage between the Electrical and Electronic partner & teams.
•Run change management meeting with Electrical and Electronics partner.
•Lead the technical relationship with Engineering Service providers for electrical and electronic integration on a new Electrical and Electronics. Support second application activities.
•Represent Electrical Research and Development in weekly project reviews, create material for quarterly Vice President cooperation committees & support contract negotiations as required.
Qualifications and Experience:
•Electrical / electronics engineering Degree or equivalent
•Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent (desirable)
•Proven record of vehicle level system integration in terms of hardware and Software.
•Experience of software development processes and managing sw delivery.
•Understanding of processes involved in delivering Electrical or Electronics commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing, e.g.: body electronics, lighting, switchgear, audio, infotainment, connected car, electrical distribution systems.
•Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
•Experience of leading a small engineering team of direct reports.
•Supplier management experience
•Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion
•Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
•Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
•Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels (Confident presenter)
•Microsoft Sharepoint experience is desirable
•Excellent financial management skills
•Must be able to project manage and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team.
•Knowledge of Can and CAN based tools
•Understanding of German business culture
•Able to manage large workloads in a high pressure environment & prioritise accordingly
•Able to communicate confidently and clearly
•Able to set and deliver targets
•Strategic thinking and decision making skills