Principle Engineer Body Structures Coventry // // Permanent

Principal Engineer Body Structures
 
Reporting to Chief Engineer Body Structures the Principal Engineer will lead the design,
development & delivery of Body Structure Bolt-On systems content within the Body Structures Function Group. The Principal Engineer will also lead the Bolt-On team in all aspects of programme
delivery & planning including system design, target setting, specification, DFMEA, development,
verification & launch.
Bolt on systems include but are not limited to, HV Battery Carriers, HV Front Carriers and Frame systems.
 
What you will do
 
·Define the Bolt On systems strategy and architecture the product
·Provide technical leadership of system design and development
·To represent the Body Structure Function Group as a credible authority on structural performance aspects as well as HV carriers and other systems.
·To translate programme deliverables into a successful plan of work for the team, to deliver within the programme budget and timescale
·To lead the generation of system targets and the adoption/creation of applicable test, development and design standards, guidelines and procedures.
·Ensure that the hardware content & design enables system & vehicle level attribute targets to be met
·Ensure design for manufacture to support cost effective production
·Take the lead in design & manufacturing reviews with management and executive team.
·Ownership of the multiple systems bill of materials & management of the content to meet mass, cost & investment targets
·Works seamlessly across the teams to ensure a collaborative approach is applied to the delivery of the project(s)
·Provide direction, guidance & coaching to more junior members of the team to support their development
 
 The Person
·You’ll have a minimum of 7 years relevant automotive experience, with a high level of exposure to Body Structure and / or HV Systems.
·Detailed knowledge and understanding of the requirement for the development of varied vehicle systems including vehicle structural performance.
·Technical and personal credibility, working effectively with other functional teams and business functions
·Strong leadership with the ability to influence and motivate others to achieve the best possible results
·Can operate at a strategic level whilst able to resolve more detailed / technical issues
·Good commercial awareness with pragmatic approach to product development that suits the size of our organisation
·Ability to prioritise workload (including that of the team) & manage external inputs/request

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