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Exteriors Project Leader / Principal Engineer

Salary: £0

Location: Coventry

Job type: Permanent

Category: Coventry

Position: Project Lead - Exterior Salary: Very competitive + car allowance + excellent benefits Type: Permanent Location: West Midlands/Flexible working available Due to unprecedented growth, this award winning electric vehicle OEM is urgently seeking a Technical Project Leader with strong automotive exteriors experience. The person: You will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as the ability to build effective working relationships across multiple disciples is paramount. * You are considered an expert in the field of Automotive Exterior and keen to take your next step into an ambitious and exciting OEM * You have 10+ years of experience in Automotive Exterior and have demonstrated your ability to deliver highly complex systems and sub systems into a premium OEM * You are degree qualified or have relevant industrial experience in Automotive or similar fields * You have excellent technical understanding of a variety of Exterior systems with a natural ability to lead and inspire those around you to deliver in the most challenging of circumstances * You actively challenge the norm and are keen to do things differently. Do things better. Not just do things ‘because that’s how we have always done them’. * You have created engineering budgets and justified them to senior management. You have a proven track record of delivering to the budgets you have written. * You have excellent understanding of different automotive New Product Development Systems and processes and can understand and identify which elements are most critical to Exterior’s delivery as a part of the whole vehicle * You understand digital toolsets including FEA and have an excellent understanding of how to use these toolsets to deliver quality results * You can work proactively with minimal support using a logical approach in an environment with minimal documented processes * You can think creatively to solve feasibility issues * You have a proven ability to work to deadlines and prioritise your own workload The Role: Overall responsibility for the whole Exterior for a new vehicle top hat, from initial design through to production covering Quality, Cost and Delivery. You will work closely with the Exterior commodity Principal Engineers and their teams to deliver the overall technical delivery according to the Vehicle Technical Specification and Product Guide. Working as part of the overall cross functional vehicle team you will support management meetings, regular resource and budget reviews with the Chief Engineer and liaise directly with the Head of Vehicle function. * You will have overall responsibility for the delivery of the Exterior ensuring it meets quality demands, commercial requirements and timing constraints – as part of the wider Exterior management team. * You will chair meetings within the team, drive results and report out at appropriate external meetings and gateway events. * You will be part of creating the overall budget and managing to it, including justifying changes when needed and delivering challenges to your Principal Engineer counterparts. * You will be mediator of the Exterior to Exterior technical issues between the different commodities and manage external teams to ensure Exterior are able to deliver on our requirements. * Ensure delivery of all engineering quality documentation including BOM, DFMEA, DVP, APQP, PSW (support) are consistent and on time across the groups. * Work closely with purchasing to manage their timeline and ensure all suppliers meet all aspects of QCD. * Manage the work load of function group program managers and co-ordinators within the team. * Provide regular report outs to the Chief Engineer to ensure on time delivery and consistency is achieved across all Exterior programs. Required Skills & Experience: * 10+ years working in Automotive Exterior * Experience with Microsoft Office applications * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Excellent interpersonal & organisational skills, with good attention to detail * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills * Able to work in start-up environment * A Design or Engineering Degree (Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience will be considered). Please forward your CV to Rob Brunt for immediate consideration

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