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Valvetrain Systems Engineer - New Engine Development - Clean tech

Valvetrain Systems Engineer - New Engine Development - Clean tech

Job Title: Valvetrain Systems Engineer - New Engine Development - Clean tech
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shoreham-by-Sea
Salary: £competitive (dependent on proven ability) + bens
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: PF5508
Contact Name: Paul Frisby
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 20, 2021 14:15

Job Description

Exciting clean-tech advanced engineering business with ambitious growth targets for 2021 is seeking a Valvetrain Systems Engineer.
My client had a strong 2020 and are now looking to build further in 2021 to keep pace with aggressive development milestones.
Work location can be flexible. Much of the present team work from home a significant portion of time. This arrangement will continue past present travel restrictions.
We are looking for experienced valvetrain design and development engineer to manage the design and development of valvetrain system components including variable valve timing mechanism from concept to production, starting with functional targets and specifications, through to working with suppliers to design, test and validate. You will be resolving quality and durability issues and applying computer aided engineering (CAE) tools to deliver optimized designs for cost, weight and function, using DOE, FMEA, Parameter Design, and DVP&R's whilst interfacing with suppliers to industrialize and launch components. 
Technical responsibility for conceptual and detail design of the valvetrain systems
Co-ordination with suppliers to establish solutions, develop designs and release drawings for prototype manufacture
Co-ordination with simulation engineers, or running of own kinematic and dynamic simulations, to refine concepts and develop valvetrain designs.
Initiate design and package reviews
Ensure DVP analysis and testing requirements are completed to reach design release milestones
Lead system issue resolution using quality problem solving tools such 8D’s
Reporting of technical progress and risk
Day to day management of suppliers and programme partners as appropriate
Hold APQP meetings during the development phase
Supporting the Technical and Engineering Director and Chief Engineers to actively manage programme risk and forward planning of work and resource 
The person:
Engineering graduate with proven experience of internal combustion engines
Fluent in valvetrain systems technology 
Experience releasing components at an OEM or Tier 1 suppliers
Experience of using CAD PTC Creo and PLM  is an advantage, but not essential
Experience of using multi body dynamic simulation packages is an advantage.
Experience using DFMEA to identify and rate risks and build a robust DVP&R.