Vehicle Engineering Lead
•Take ownership of the vehicle development strategy, collaborating with the engineering and attribute teams to generate the whole vehicle DVP.
•Coordinate and plan DVP activities that deliver robust validation of vehicle targets.
•Direct a team of Vehicle Development Engineers, supporting global integration test activities ensuring all major tests are supported.
•Support the definition of the vehicle fleet to ensure appropriate to meet the validation requirements, engaging with the broader engineering and attribute teams to agree expectations.
•Take ownership of technical challenges leading collaboration between the cross functional engineering teams to deliver resolution to project timelines.
•Be involved in vehicle development from concept to manufacture, defining benchmarking, assisting with specification and target setting and hard point definition.
•Manage resolution of technical conflicts and issues between engineering teams to agree trade-offs to best meet product level specifications.
•Liaise with the test team to plan and perform experimental validations, co-ordinate and define benchmarking requirements, comparing post-processed results with simulations.
•Support packaging meetings, design reviews, vehicle integration meetings, safety meetings, virtual build events and other meetings to resolve vehicle issues as necessary
•Support the personal development of direct team members through mentoring, developing training programmes as required
•A degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).
•Proven experience in Vehicle Engineering / Integration / Development in delivery of an end to end vehicle program. 6+ years preferable
•Previous experience in attribute management within a production vehicle environment.
•A good knowledge of automotive design, vehicle systems and technology and be familiar with key areas of body, chassis, electrical and powertrain.
•Proven experience of delivering vehicle systems from a concept level.
•Confident leading meetings and ability to evaluate technical problems to ensure clear direction.
•Knowledge of power and control systems would be a benefit.
•Previous experience of vehicle prototype build and testing would be beneficial.
•A good working knowledge of MS Office
•A working knowledge of commercial CAD tools (preferably Siemens NX) would be beneficial
•Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information, both in writing and verbally.
•Be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment
•Self-starter - ability to work independently.
•Excellent team-working skills.