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Chief Engineer-Warwick

Job Title: Chief Engineer-Warwick
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warwick
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 10475
Contact Name: Toby
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 12, 2016 10:40

Job Description

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the UK office is recruiting a Chief Engineer with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a transmission and driveline environment.

- Be responsible for the technical delivery of complete transmission and driveline systems. 
- Lead transmission concept, design and packaging studies and present both internally, and to clients. 
- Technical lead for business development and proposals. 
- Manage a team of transmission focused engineers. 
- Manage component and system design, detailing and 2D drawings from prototype to production. 
- Drawing approval. 
- Adhere to internal and external design standards including GD&T and develop new internal standards and processes. 
- Liaison with other Group sites in order to co-ordinate design activities and ensure delivery is in line with the programme requirements. 
- Lead internal and external design reviews. 
- Be familiar with the appropriate quality and CAD based CAE tools – specifically relating to gear, shaft and bearing analysis. 
- Work closely with suppliers to ensure that parts meet requirements. 
- Lead continuous improvement activities. 
- Evaluate results of component testing with the development team. 
- Provide design input to support production and product planning. 
- Effectively communicate progress to the Engineering Manager and the wider team. 
- Understand the basics of gear design, (parallel and bevel) and have a good understanding of DFM and DFA. 
- Lead DFMEA reviews.

- Degree qualified (2:1 minimum) Mechanical/Automotive engineer. 
- A minimum of 10 years experience in efficient, innovative and lightweight transmission and driveline concepts and design. 
- A very high level of technical knowledge in transmission component and system design. 
- A very good understanding of the testing that would be required to take a transmission into volume production. 
- An automotive consulting background would be beneficial. 
- Significant knowledge of prototype and volume transmission build methods, manufacturing techniques, production methods and design for service requirements. 
- Significant experience leading and motivating a team. 
- Able to work under pressure from demanding clients and ensure that the highest standards are maintained at all times. 
- Familiarity with 3D CAD packages and associated processes. Ability to critique technical work content and reports.

The Client uses Microsoft office based products.

Experience working with companies in Germany. 
Knowledge of SAP. 

- Excellent attention to detail. 
- A positive attitude with a high level of self-motivation and self-reliance. 
- A willingness to operate outside their normal comfort zone. 
- Excellent team and communication skills. 
- Well organised and able to remain focused under pressure.

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