Facilities Development and Construction Engineer

Location Solihull
Discipline: Engineers
Job type: Contract
Salary: £26.77 Per hour
Contact name: Keeley Atkinson

Contact email: Katkinson@select-engineering.net
Contact phone: 01245 403560
Job ref: 38296
Published: 6 months ago
Duration: 3 Months
Expiry date: 05 May 2023 23:59

​Position Description:


Responsible for supporting the development of the machinery strategy and specification and its dissemination across all technologies within manufacturing, via the technology forums.

The strategy will be developed to include, but not limited to:

Mechanical Design Responsible for the design of the mechanical systems deployed into automotive manufacturing facilities including but not limited to: lifting machines, joining equipment, pantographic handlers, turn tables, articulated tooling, hydraulically actuated equipment such as punches, guarding/moving guarding designs, automotive rigs.

Play a key role in helping develop a Mechanical design and validation strategy, compliant of all regulatory and statutory requirements which will form a Mechanical Standard for Jaguar Land Rover.

Include all elements of safety and performance related items.

These include: Principal designer (including machinery directive and other CE marking requirements), standards for manufacture and installation as well as site setup, project and installation management, commissioning, client acceptance (Can We Make - CWM) and the ongoing maintenance strategy.

Play your part in the total cost ownership of energy consumption across all sites and generate year on year plans to drive down energy costs Project & Site Management

Responsible, as part of the wider team, for the complete management from the initial concept, cost analysis, initial and detailed design (hardware & software), site setup, operational on-site management (R&MS, supervision, snagging, commissioning and handover) and ongoing client liaison

Be a contributing stakeholder in the development of the Manufacturing Operating System for Project Management.

This is the standard operating system of how we project manage projects, including approach, procedures, how we manage timing, contractors, the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and handover phases. Manufacture & Installation

Responsible for the Make vs Buy strategy for all Conveyance system manufacture (in-house or via a contractor), site installation Commissioning

Responsible for the system testing and commissioning to achieve the customer requirements for SQDCPE, MTR/MTF as well as all appropriate regulation / standard, completing with the fully detailed CE file to enable marking.

Care should be taken to ensure we are fully compliant from all regulatory and statutory regulations at all time Spares Strategy

Develop in conjunction with the wider ME team a spare parts strategy for the company.

This may be via a third-party involvement or back to holding critical spares but must look to consolidate spares across the company.

Maintenance Strategy - Working with the wider ME team develop a maintenance strategy.


Skills Required:


Minimum of 5-years demonstrable experience in mechanical design, installation and commissioning of mechanical systems.

Sound commercial acumen and cost awareness with the ability to add value and minimise cost.

The ability to plan ahead, organise workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines Relevant previous experience of maintaining and installing Production automation equipment.

Experience of managing multi-skilled teams in multi-shift operations in both a Manufacturing/Maintenance as well as contractors/contract labour in a construction environment.

Experience in managing external service providers.

Proven experience of vehicle build and delivery processes and procedures.

Thorough understanding of Engineering/Manufacturing Processes, Tools and Techniques.

Demonstrable and experience in the application of a logical approach to Problem Solving.

Working knowledge and experience of delivering safety metrics and the understanding safety systems applicable to plant & equipment.

Proven ability to work within tight deadlines & be able to manage and prioritise multiple activities simultaneously.

Experience and working knowledge of Health and Safety and ergonomics including risk assessments.

Ability to make short presentations to work groups and senior management

Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred in a mechanical discipline.

Demonstrable knowledge of Legislative and Industry Standards in Automotive Microsoft package elements Power Point and Excel Thorough Understanding and Application of Lean Tools and Techniques

Experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

Proven Project Management Experience

Experience of working in partnership with a Trade Union


Experience Required:


Mechanical design skills in CAD (AutoCAD and inventor) with ability to detail out for manufacture.

Familiar with library systems for storing data.

Automotive experience Application of design risk assessment and working knowledge of relevant regulations.

Have followed a mechanical curriculum through to degree or certificate with 5-years' experience post certification.

Be a hands on engineer who can demonstrate physical experience in installation and commissioning experience.

Flexibility to be able to operate across all JLR locations which on some occasions may result in significant time (several weeks) overseas or away from home.

An individual who is not fazed by an ever-changing environment with daily challenges and unpredictable daily hours, prepared to work weekends and the hours necessary to support operations.

This is not a 9-5 job

An individual who recognises the importance of humility and strives for a single status amongst the production team.

An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.

An individual with the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning

An individual who is resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs

An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style

A good communicator who can communicate complex ideas

A effective team player, actively leads, develops and supports team members

High levels of personal resilience, integrity and honesty as well as large amounts of humility for the team.

An individual who enables speed in decision making through establishing alignment, clarity, appropriate resources and sense of urgency whilst bringing others along


Experience Preferred:


Experience in CE marking of Design and Product

Experience in structural design, calculations and installation Experience in controls.

Experience of acting as the Principal Contractor and a full understanding of the responsibilities under this role.

Experience in working for or with a Line Builder to deliver complete automated lines

Knowledge of Maintenance Management Systems