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2018-01-12 16:50:391970-01-01Futura Recruitment
Job TypePermanent Full Time
AreaEast Anglia, UKNorfolk
Start Date12 Jan 2018
AdvertiserDaniel Abel
Job Ref3838
Job Views123

Our OEM Client based in East UK is searching for engineers to join their growing team reporting into the lead engineer.

The purpose of the role is to provide specialist expertise, leadership and the engineering management of a design team to advance the technology and programme delivery of the Body GSW Engineering.

Management of suppliers to deliver turn key solutions if R&D is outsourced.  To support projects release activity. This will include Team centre part and release management, ETRS creation and support, supplier liaison and line build support.

The role provides the opportunity to explore and implement advanced engineering technologies into future products. 



  • Technical ownership of the assigned systems and subsystems
  • Design planning – resources and costs
  • Team leadership and technical management.
  • Preparation of concept information.
  • Generation of the Bill of Materials (BOM) at system level including mass information
  • Support to the Project team in the generation of the Engineering Timing Release Schedule (ETRS).
  • Chairing of component and subsystem design reviews as required.
  • Reporting and tracking of progress relative to the engineering timing and release schedule including the identification of corrective actions required to ensure targets are realised.
  • Technical sign-off and release of design schemes, assembly drawings, component drawings, installation drawings and data packs including DVP’s and FMEA’s to support project requirements.
  • Providing support to the purchasing function in the selection of vendors.
  • Provide support to the Project team in the creation of the vehicle package model through leadership of the design team.
  • Transmittal of engineering information to downstream users as required.
  • Collation of test results and concern reports and preparation of concern resolutions.
  • Support to the Chief Engineer to develop and implement engineering design processes.
  • Represent the body engineering function to clients, potential clients and other areas of Lotus as required.
  • Support to the Chief Engineer in generating planning and programme proposal information.
  • Support to the department in achieving the requirements of quality systems approval.


Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Mechanical/automotive/aerospace, industrial, product engineering.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Higher engineering degree is desired.
  • First-hand experience of concept design and production design implementation. Experienced in Glazing, Sealing and Wipers design and manufacturing techniques.
  • Supplier and 3rd party management experience
  • Experience in closures design and manufacturing techniques.
  • Proven Leadership skills with a proven track record of technical project delivery
  • Knowledge of a robust engineering delivery process, technical risk management and control
  • Catia V5 proficient.
  • Microsoft Office proficient.
  • Awareness of important of CAE to engineering delivery.
  • OEM or Tier One experience in a similar role.
  • Confident and articulate.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • High knowledge of CAD systems.
  • Second language advantageous.


Role is open to contract or permanent applicants - Pay Rate is dependent upon experience.

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