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Automotive & Aerospace

Resident Engineer – Tier 1 Automotive Full Time

We are working on behalf of our client. An international Group Manufacturing within Tier 1 Automotive who are looking for a Resident Engineer to be based on site at one of their main OEM Customer sites in the West Midlands.



To be the company  Primary Engineering Representative based within Customer Engineering Centre for the Development lead of a Chassis Centre Module


Key Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Liaise with BIW Engineering departments throughout the development process cycle and provide an integrated service back to Program teams.
  • Support R&D through concise communication of program data for the generation of concept designs and concern solutions.
  • Support Programme Management structure and gateway requirements.
  • Understanding of Automotive OEM Product Development Systems (GPCS etc)
  • Liaise with Manufacturing Engineering (BU & Division) to assist in concept / production ready design & development requirements
  • Lead / Support customer reviews (PMST, APQP, DFMEA, Package, Safety, VCC Manufacturing, Proto-build phases, Launch Phases) throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Ability to manipulate, view and understand CAD data and Engineering drawings/GDT.
  • Identify and action personal training needs and development
  • Assist in general Business requirement as appropriate.


The Project Engineer will be spending 80-95% of time on customer site and is expected to travel as required to support customer and Company objectives.


Qualifications, Experience & competencies required

  • Experienced in development of BIW systems and components and ideally have an understanding of manufacturing techniques associated with products being developed ; forging, bending, assembly, pressing, tooling and welding processes, would be a beneficial
  • Experience of delivering major development programmes within time and budget constraints
  • Experience of Project Management techniques and following a gate way managed Programme delivery process.
  • Good communication skills to interact at all levels across the business including customers, suppliers, sales and engineers both internal and 2nd Tier, with ability to present to a senior level of management
  • Ability to understand, interpret and act upon customer feedback
  • Have proven engineering background (ideally in BiW components)
  • Qualified to Graduate level in appropriate engineering discipline
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft software such as Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Strong team-working skills, decision making, and ability to provide direction as appropriate
  • Proactive and positive attitude and approach
  • Spanish language preferred but not essential.
  • Experience of Catia V5 and Team-centre software (optional)
  • Experience of Catia V5 and Team-centre software (optional)

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 1 year ago
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Job Title: Resident Engineer – Tier 1 Automotive
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