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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: toby@rubiconconsulting.co.uk
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.

KEY FUNCTIONS: 
- 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.

QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: 
- 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.

OTHER BENEFICIAL ATTRIBUTES:
Experience working with companies in Germany. 
Knowledge of SAP. 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: 
- 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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