443718 Automotive Bespoke Project Engineer

Type & duration Contract – 6 Months (possible extension)
Start date ASAP
Pay TBC Ltd Company
Location Chichester


5 years’ experience in an Automotive Engineering Electrical development environment

Vacancy Description

The Bespoke Electrical Project Engineer role is responsible for the management and delivery of all Electrical component and system development activities across the relevant multi-departmental process-chain to ensure on time introduction and integration into bespoke vehicle content.

The position is responsible for project planning of all electrical engineering activities to the required detail in support of the tasks assigned by the Lead Engineer.

Key accountabilities include:

To manage and carry out the necessary electrical development activities including; Research Investigation, Internal Patent Application, Engineering Costing, Engineering Design, Risk Analysis, Centre of Competence Alignment, Test Planning & Validation, Project Planning, whilst ensuring product parameters (product properties & function, costs, weight, quality, timing) are released on time within the scope defined by feature sheets assigned by the Lead Engineer.

Developing and evaluating conceptual alternatives from the Process-Chain, and supplying cost information to Project Management & Purchasing for make or buy decisions.
To financially evaluate bespoke features for Engineering relevant budget costs including Testing, Engineering Manpower, Development Materials, etc, and manage the budget in the feature sheets as the project develops.

Lead the Electrical Simultaneous Engineering Team and carry out project management activities within the team comprised of the Process-Chain stakeholders from other functions across the business.

Establishing, agreeing, documenting tasks and requirements and assigning them to the correct stakeholders within the “Bespoke Engineering Team” and supporting the tasks assigned from the Lead Engineer.

Creation, maintain, and alignment of engineering time plans ensuring activities are aligned with Process-Chain stakeholders and deliver the project on time for the require milestones
To mediate any conflicts within the process chain, implement the solutions with best effect to the overall business, or escalate topics to the Lead Engineer that cannot be resolved
Creation, maintain, and release of engineering requirements for features including the use of various risk analysis steps, including Risk filters, DFMEAs, and ensure associated Legal, Safety & Group standard requirements are brought into DVPs, Specifications, and other engineering documents

To agree with Series engineering stakeholders the required Legal, Safety & group requirements to features must adhere to

To lead capacity planning of Design Engineers to carry out the design & development of the bespoke components including the generation of BoM, CAD Data, 2D electrical wiring/pinning drawings, other specification documents and prepare information for Engineering System Release

To ensure the engineering design is integrated within the series product packaging without unforeseen effects to the product performance

To ensure requirements required for manufacture are implemented into the design and associated documents

To determine the required quality requirements from an engineering perspective working with design & quality functions

To validate the product to all homologation/Legal Regulation requirements before preparing information for Engineering Release.

To lead all resolution activities for any issues identified in the “Problem Management Process” and to report/document the status when required

To create and maintain project status information to support the reporting objectives of the Lead Engineer as required.

To continually improve department processes and process “Building Blocks” in conjunction with colleagues throughout the complete bespoke organisation

To actively participate in departmental strategic improvements and initiatives

Qualifications & Experience Required:

Degree in Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or equivalent

5 years’ experience in an Automotive Engineering Electrical development environment

Knowledge of Automotive Manufacturing Processes for electrical components with the ability to select appropriate wiring concepts, processes and tooling options for low and medium volume manufacturing volumes

Knowledge of international automotive legislation and homologation requirements relating to electrical content

Experience in automotive electrical project/programme management and leading cross-functional teams without disciplinary responsibility of team members

Skills Required:

Ability to create wiring/pinning diagrams for vehicle harnesses with interfaces to CAN/LIN bus systems

Ability to carry out Programming and Parameterisation development of electrical ECUs/Drivers/Systems
A sound knowledge of automotive feature development including development cost estimation, technical feature specification, DFM/DFA, RPT and low-volume production techniques with respect to cost, time and weight requirements and also regarding test planning and development.

Able to demonstrate the ability to meet the highest of automotive standards with regards to quality, robustness and the avoidance of undesirable levels of EMC

An appreciation of and the ability to develop solutions with respect to the required electrical properties/requirements

An understanding of vehicle and component measurement/validation systems
CAD (Catia V5) competence would be beneficial, but not essential.

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