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Project Engineer – Handles, Locks And Latches Paid Listing



Dependent on Experience

Gaydon, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Automotive Engineering




Permanent | Full Time

Job Purpose - Lead the development and integration of Body Mechanism systems and components on a new vehicle programme.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Provide technical leadership for Handles, Locks and Latches commodity group.
  • Ensure progression of design maturity from initial concept approval through to Final Data Judgement (FDJ) and Final Engineering Sign-Off (FESO) in line with agreed programme gateways and design checkpoints
  • Define appropriate system-level engineering targets to meet programme function, quality and attribute requirements.
  • Develop and maintain the design validation plan (DVP) including both in-house and supplier testing and ensure development and sign-off tests are completed on schedule.
  • Develop System Design Specifications incorporating engineering standards, test procedures and material specifications and update these based on quality history and lessons-learned from previous programmes.
  • Develop and Maintain design manuals, AMDS, AMES, AMTS as required.
  • Lead Failure Mode Avoidance activities including DFMEA, quality history reviews, development tests and CAE study requests as required.
  • Lead the resolution of design, attribute or packaging incompatibilities through the appropriate cross-functional forums including but not limited to Virtual Concept Integration Meeting (VCIM), Section Reviews, Engineering Technical Forum, including presenting at these forums where required.
  • Support vehicle launch and pre-production builds (both virtual and physical) and ensure progression of engineering concerns through initial containment, root cause analysis and permanent corrective actions.
  • Manage cost deck for all Handles, Locks and Latches and sub components as required using the Cost Management tool. Identify and record/escalate Risks and Opportunities, Raise CRF’s as required and ensure accuracy of deck at all times.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Engineering degree (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience within automotive engineering / product development
  • Proven experience in development and/or integration of closure latching systems (side door, bonnet and decklid/tailgate) on new vehicle programmes.
  • Relevant experience in automotive closures, glazing, sealing and/or exterior trim systems may be considered.
  • Proven ability to deliver engineering solutions in line with cost, quality and attribute targets
  • Understands testing and validation requirements for automotive body systems
  • Familiar with failure mode avoidance techniques including DFMEA
  • Good understanding of manufacturing techniques and tooling including stamping, casting, injection moulding and fabrication.
  • Commodity-specific knowledge on latest technology and industry benchmarks applicable to automotive latching systems.
  • Proficient in the use of Teamcentre / VisMockup to interrogate CAD designs
  • CAD literate (Siemens NX)

Millbank are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Millbank operates as an Employment Agency and Business.

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