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Lead Engineer – Automotive Seating

Job Title: Lead Engineer – Automotive Seating
Location: West Midlands
Contract Type: Permanent
Sector: Automotive
Salary: circa £45,000 + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + other benefits

Job title: Lead Engineer – Seating
Type: Permanent (contract also considered)
Location: West Midlands
Salary/Rate: circa £45,000 + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + other benefits

My client is a world leading automotive consultancy supplying engineering services to some of the largest global OEM’s. Due to growth and major contract wins, they now require a Lead Engineer with significant experience developing automotive seating systems to join the team.

Key Responsibilities:
• Establishing the team work plan
• Ensuring progress is made by following up actions with their owners
• Publishing minutes from each meeting
• Ensuring that the engineering sub-system delivers its objectives and targets
• Ensuring that programme timing objectives are met
• Communicating team progress to management
• Ensuring the effective application of APQP to manage system delivery
• Ensuring vehicle builds are supported with parts at the required level
• Ensuring that issues are addressed and closed off
• Ensuring that issues that cannot be resolved are escalated to Module Leader
• Identifying all risks to the programme

Essential Knowledge / Experience:
• Proven project management capability demonstrated by recent delivery on time & budget
• Engineering knowledge of automotive seating systems including design, function, performance, production & manufacturing requirements
• Excellent communications skills at all levels
• PC Literacy: Microsoft Project, Power Point, Excel, Word etc
• Significant experience in use of engineering tools FMEA, Six Sigma, problem resolution etc
• Successful history of delivery within the automotive sector
• Degree in relevant Engineering discipline or equivalent experience

Preferred Knowledge / Experience:
• CAD Literacy: ability to manipulate and interrogate CAD data and use associated visualisation tools
• Ability to generate CAD data in Catia v5 would be an advantage
• Working knowledge of project delivery processes e.g. PPAP

Please note these are urgent requirements and our client will also consider candidates who wish to work on a contract basis – please contact Rob Brunt for further information.

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