Body Electronics Lead Engineer

Ref. number: APCR517
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Birmingham
Type of Job: Contract/Permanent

Our client is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world with operations in both the UK and China. With 2012 vehicle sales in excess of 4.5 million they have ambitious growth plans to build on their past success through the development and introduction of class leading products. In order to achieve its growth plans, our client is seeking to strengthen its engineering team through the recruitment of highly competent professionals to join existing teams working on current and future engineering projects of strategic importance to the Company. They are currently looking for a Body electronics lead engineer to support the China EE team in the development and delivery of new Body electronics ECU and specifications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Concept Development, specification and delivery of all European specific Body Electronics related features, systems and ECU’s for all aspects of programmes undertaken by the company
  • Responsible for generating and managing timing plans for associated components
  • Responsible for Body Electronics System Validation
  • Responsible for developing joint departmental body electronics technology strategy and road maps in conjunction with the China team.
  • Responsible for providing specialist support, to develop the body electronics team component strategy.
  • Responsible for ensuring the international market feature requirement including legislation is protected within the body controller specifications and road maps.

Skills and knowledge required:

  • Significant engineering experience within a Component or Vehicle Engineering function
  • Significant knowledge and experience of electrical systems and features across various COC areas including Power train and Chassis.
  • A sound specific component and system knowledge with a broad understanding of vehicle integration and the overall Vehicle delivery process, or good knowledge of whole vehicle engineering delivery and integration.
  • Good understanding in the use of electrical tools including data loggers, CAN Analysis equipment, and hand tools.
  • Good IT skills & experience of appropriate software applications (Excel, MS Project etc.)
  • An ability to operate across national and cultural boundaries requiring sensitivity and understanding but on occasions technical leadership in focussed skill areas.
  • An understanding of BOM processes
  • Knowledge of change management activities and processes
  • Good communication skills at all levels within an engineering function
  • A flexible and committed attitude and motivated to deliver in difficult and changing circumstances
  • Demonstrable understanding and awareness of costs
  • Good organisational & prioritisation skills
  • recognised qualification (preferably a degree) in Electrical Engineering or Automotive Engineering or other relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge of DFSS tools to support investigation and data collect.

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