WHAT TO EXPECT
The purpose of this role is to arrange the design, development, testing and introduction of new or modified seat belt system. Operating in a cross-functional organisation, Engineers will report into the Group Leader and, where delivering on specific vehicle programmes, have a matrix report into the programme Module Leader. The role requires the individual to deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time and lead the technical content and integrity of the seat belt systems across specific vehicle programmes.
The Cabin & Safety Systems department has complete responsibility for the design and development of all Jaguar and Land Rover Interior cabin and safety systems from concept design through to volume production. With an increasing emphasis on virtual development techniques the department utilises advanced CAD and CAE to assist the product development process.
A role within the Safety Component Group involves working with a wide range of development tools within functional and cost targets and significant liaison with all internal areas of our business as well as external component and system suppliers.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
As a Lead Engineer, it is within your remit to resolve issues with component and sub-system engineering and vehicle attribute teams to develop designs that meet targets, ensure all appropriate Jaguar Land Rover standards and applicable regulations are met through-out design maturation and to provide input into new feature development. As well as the above, you will be interfacing with key programme attribute teams to assist the delivery of all vehicle attribute requirements, especially the vehicle safety attribute. A key responsibility is managing all the key stakeholders associated with safety component development (e.g. Suppliers, Purchasing, Vehicle Engineering, Quality, Design, Optical & Perceived Quality, Finance, Manufacturing, Service, Logistics, etc)
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
You will be expected own and deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time, including maintaining the Worldwide Engineering Release System (WERS) as well as owning and delivering the Engineering Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) deliverables. You should manage engineering and attribute Change Requests, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in assist of delivery of the programme milestones. You will be culpable of managing component and sub-system test plans, including detailed planning of test and development stages through to design verification sign off and assist Engineering test teams with rectification of issues.
Developing and managing the implementation of feasible technical solutions to achieve programme targets is a key responsbility for this role. You will be in charge of programme targets for cost, weight, quality (utilising Failure Mode Avoidance techniques) and functional performance. As well as legal regulations, component and sub-system engineering (RMDV) requirements. You will also need to maintain and manage Optical Quality and PCPA (Premium Consumer Product Audit) requirements.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
* Previous experience of leading the resolution of business, technical and process issues within an Engineering Project Team environment
* A good working knowledge of product creation & delivery, engineering change control, product definition and change management processes
* Engineering related Degree or relevant equivalent experience
* Previous experience in Body Engineering / Safety Components, Restraint Electronics or Vehicle Safety environments
* AIMS, RMDV, WERS, APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning), PPAP
Proven experience of engineering project management within a technical environment, ideally encompassing the management of suppliers or other external organisations.
Previous experience within Automotive engineering or programme planning departments