Lead Engineer - Body Structures

Gaydon, Warwickshire
£30 - £32/hour £Competitive
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Job Purpose:
The role exists to lead departmental Total Delivered Cost (TDC) reduction exercises. The lead Engineer is expected to generate, evaluate and implement cost saving ideas of their own as well as acting as a single point of co-ordination and contact for other departmental initiatives across body structures and safety

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
Generate ideas for cost down initiatives on current and future vehicles through application of VA VE techniques as well as brainstorming / workshop sessions. Initiatives should add value without being detrimental to the customer.
Lead implementation of cost down ideas from inception through to line trial and introduction. For larger projects requiring separate owners act as single point of contact back into the business.
Report out progress against TDC targets into weekly vice president level meetings and weekly chief Engineer team meetings.
Manage workload of assigned CAD / project Engineers to achieve the best possible level of cost reduction for the department.
The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company’s objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

Qualifications & Experience:
Minimum Degree level in Engineering or equivalent relevant experience.
Experience within automotive industry, preferably with a broad range of experience, particularly within body structures area.
Experience in applying VAVE techniques to achieve cost reductions without impacting customer satisfaction.
Experience of developing test plan’s to prove out impact of design changes on customer satisfaction
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
Good ability to clearly present information to all levels in the organisation.
Knowledge of NX an advantage
Knowledge of VAVE techniques
Knowledge and experience of Failure Mode Avoidance techniques.

The ideal candidate will be a focused, highly motivated, results orientated individual who works well under pressure and can work to a given deadline.
Must be capable of pulling together cross functional disciplines to deliver when work required may not be their primary goal.
Driving licence, Medical clearance to drive company vehicles