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Lead design Engineer – Automotive

Role Type: Permanent

Location: Coventry, West Midlands,

Salary From: £55000

Salary To: £70000

Contact Name: Recruitment Team

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Job Purpose:

Lead the product design and development of automotive components and systems from concept through to production with a bias towards interiors

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Manage and lead design team through all aspects of the product design and development process from initial concept to production, focussing on interior trim

· Liaise with internal and external customers to define requirements and specifications for new products

· Create initial concept schemes

· Generate and manage design release schedules to meet customer requirements

· Challenge assumptions and think innovatively to solve complex problems

· Identify new systems and process to drive quality, efficiency and cost reduction

· Work as an individual contributor or as part of a team on multiple projects of varying size, scope, and complexity

· Respond quickly to shifting priorities without losing sight of longer range projects and goals

· Work with Manufacturing and Quality departments to ensure a robust and cost-effective design of products

· Manage CAD models and assemblies utilizing best practice surfacing and solid modelling techniques

· Ensure design standards and CAD modelling protocols are followed

· Review and check component and assembly drawings including GD&T, specifications and finishes

· Manage design document control, including initial costed BOMS to support commercial validation of product

· Support the growth of the department through effective management of the team capacity and capability

· Ensure the quality of the departmental output to ensure the designs are accurate and complete, fulfilling all of the necessary requirements

· Maintain the internal departmental processes and procedures to ensure compliance to QA standards in order to maintain quality accreditations, both internal and customer specific

· Provision of technical data to the Sales department through commercial bids and customer engagement

· Support the qualification of new products to validate performance to the necessary specifications and technical requirements

· Provision of technical support to production departments through problem solving, corrective actions and Continuous Improvement activities

· Guide and support the development of more junior staff

· Uphold all polices in relation to health, Safety and Welfare

Skills Required:

· Degree in Engineering discipline or Product Design, MEng/MSc preferred

· Significant experience of Computer Aided Design, Catia V5

· Understanding and experience of design techniques and methodologies

· Ability to find robust, elegant, and innovative solutions to complex problems

· Strong analytical skills and understanding of engineering fundamentals

· A good understanding of materials and methods-of-manufacture

· Detailed knowledge of plastic injection moulding and other high-volume manufacturing processes

· Experience or knowledge of a complex high-volume manufactured consumer product

· Open to pursuing multiple paths to get to the best solution

· Ability to generate visuals to communicate ideas quickly and effectively

· Ability to manage multiple projects, and keep the momentum going on a mix of long and short-term projects

· Ability to accomplish goals autonomously and within a team environment

· Respect and understanding of other disciplines, including Industrial Design, Electronics, Quality, and Manufacturing

· Strong problem solving abilities, attention to detail and reliability

· Proactive and innovative

· The ability to prioritise workload

· The ability to work well and accurately in a time-constrained and pressured environment

· Good written and verbal communication skills

· Ability to understand and interpret product specifications and drawings is essential

· Excellent communication, planning & organising skills

· Energy, drive and results orientation

· Strong customer focus

A high standard of personal appearance is required by all staff members.

Salary range is between £55,000 and £70,000 based on experience

This is a day shift Monday to Friday role with an early finish on frdays and is office based

There is also a discounted rate optional car scheme available

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