Project Engineer (Seating)

Location Coventry
Discipline: Project Engineer/ Manager
Job type: Contract
Salary: £OPEN RATE (INSIDE IR35)
Contact name: Keeley Atkinson

Contact email: katkinson@select-engineering.net
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: PE-KA
Published: 5 months ago
Duration: 12 months (rolling)
Expiry date: 31 Dec 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

  • To work within the seating development team to design, develop and validate seating products for JIT manufacture, and to continually improve seats in current production, to improve performance and eliminate in-service product concerns.

  • The need to work to agreed deadlines will be a key strength.

SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

  • To participate in a project, within a team to own and deliver the engineering of best-in-class premium automotive seating for the products we develop for our customers.

  • The role will include the creation of technical specifications or targets, and the design of components and assemblies to meet the technical requirements.

  • The achievement of engineering deliverables within the program timing constraints is essential.

  • To work systematically and analytically and to use structured problem-solving methods to resolve technical issues.

  • To create and manage the DFMEA for your area of responsibility, managing technical risk to acceptable levels and validating the product to customer and regulatory requirements

  • To work effectively within a design team, contributing to the team's collective output, and to apply your knowledge and experience to the engineering of a product, with respect to requirements definition & design to meet function, safety, durability and appearance standards.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Engineering Manager to design and develop seating projects meeting customer expectations

  • Work within the various engineering functions to deliver the design, DFMEA, analysis, validation, tolerance analysis, drawing creation and dimensioning and system integration of seating systems.

  • Define product technical requirements in terms of function, safety, durability and appearance.

  • Competitor technical benchmarking defining the mechanical characteristics of the part with SI units

  • Ensure compliance to engineering deliverables at set project gateways

  • Resolution of technical open issues and driving them to successful closure within the agreed timing

  • Presentations to Lear colleagues and customer senior management as required with respect to your area of design responsibility

  • To participate in design reviews as required

KEY SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Technical Skills:

Preferred:

  • Appreciation of CAD systems

  • Strong conceptual design capability

  • Able to think of innovative solutions to design challenges

Required:

  • Good PC skills - Excel/Word and Powerpoint.

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving

  • Good mechanical aptitude

Qualifications:

Preferred:

  • Bachelor or Masters in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering or a similar relevant subject

Required:

  • HNC / HND or equivalent

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Good mechanical aptitude and special awareness

  • Presentation skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Delegation/Follow-up skills

  • Delivering to your commitments

  • Motivated and a self-starter

  • Communication skills

  • Strong Teamwork & enthusiasm

  • Practical & hands-on approach