Vacancy Details

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Location: Hethel
Department: Engineering
Vacancy Type: Permanent - New
Reference: 1539

Duties /Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):

Purpose of role:

To provide specialist expertise, leadership and the engineering management of a design team to achieve all legal requirements for world approved vehicles.  Lotus homologation department has ultimate responsibility for the legality of our vehicles but will be supported by the BIW Leader, Labels and Legals.  The successful applicant will support projects release activity, team centre part and release management, ETRS creation and support & supplier liaison and line build support.

Objective of Role:

Technical ownership of the assigned systems and subsystems:

  • Design planning – resources and costs
  • Team leadership and technical management
  • Preparation of concept information
  • Generation of the Bill of Materials (BOM) at system level including mass information
  • Support to the Project team in the generation of the Engineering Timing Release Schedule (ETRS)
  • Chairing of component and subsystem design reviews as required
  • Reporting and tracking of progress relative to the engineering timing and release schedule including the identification of corrective actions required to ensure targets are realised
  • Technical sign-off and release of design schemes, assembly drawings, component drawings, installation drawings and data packs including DVP’s and FMEA’s to support project requirements
  • Providing support to the purchasing function in the selection of vendors
  • Transmittal of engineering information to downstream users as required
  • Collation of test results and concern reports and preparation of concern resolutions

Support to the department:

  • Support to the Chief Engineer to develop and implement engineering design processes
  • Represent the body engineering function to clients, potential clients and other areas of Lotus as required
  • Support to the Chief Engineer in generating planning and programme proposal information
  • Support to the department in achieving the requirements of quality systems approval

Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria):

Essential competencies:

  • Degree educated and/or equivalent
  • Previous OEM or Tier 1 experience & world approval of related body components
  • Proficient user of Catia V5, MS Project and Powerpoint
  • First hand experience of vehicle approvals and testing
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