Vacancy Details

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Location: Hethel
Department: Engineering
Vacancy Type: Permanent - New
Reference: 1540

Duties /Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):

Purpose of role:

To provide specialist expertise, leadership and the engineering management of a design team to advance the technology and programme delivery of the Body Structures Engineering.  The successful applicant will provide support to projects release activity, including team centre part and release management, ETRS creation and support, supplier liaison and line build support. This role provides the opportunity to explore and implement advanced engineering technologies into future Lotus products.

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
  • Provide support to the Project team in the creation of the vehicle package model through leadership of the design team
  • 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
  • First hand experience of concept design and production design implementation
  • Proficient user of Catia V5, MS Project and Powerpoint
  • Experienced in composite design and manufacturing techniques
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