Lead Project Engineer (Cooling Systems)

Ref No. EMP389477
Location West Midlands, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (11 Months)
Job Status Closed
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A new opportunity with a leading Automotive company in the West Midlands has become available. They are looking for an experience Lead Project Engineer to join their powertrain department.


Knowledge of Cooling Systems Product Development processes

The Job

Position Description:

  • Responsible for the delivery of Pre-PSC Cooling hardware, layout, objectives, work with the Vehicle Packaging and Technical Specialist to develop feasible design assumptions for future cooling components & systems.
  • Work with Product Strategy and the Vehicle team to set up an aligned set of initial product assumptions to act as the foundation for developing the project
  • Define Powertrain system, confirm initial CAD designs & package, ensuring technical targets are met & compatible
  • Manage programme tracking documentation closely monitoring financial, technical/functional and package status to targets, driving inputs from the module leaders
  • Create and present programme plans & status documentation to key meeting forums both within and outside Powertrain


  1. Knowledge of Product Development processes and principles are essential in order to support the review and approval of feasible product actions to ensure robust implementation and compatibility with downstream systems through to production.
  2. Capable of visualising in 3 dimensions - Ideally 3D Software literate - Experience with NX/Catia/Solidworks/Teamcenter/Vismockup or equivalent
  3. Self motivated and driven

Skills Preferred:

  • Liaise with vehicle programme teams to agree system targets (quality, function, cost, weight) and define system content.
  • Work with Suppliers and CAD team to manage delivery of cooling components & system on time, to agreed targets and within budget (Piece, Tooling and D&D).
  • Lead the quality planning activities including component FMEA and Design Rules and Standards
  • Drive Module Business Team Technical Meetings to resolve issues in the delivery of cooling components & system.
  • Manage the resolution of technical issues through the AIMs system.
  • Support System Strategy and project target conflicts to resolution.
  • Lead the Validation Plan and ensure it meets appropriate programme gateways and monitor progress against the plan.
  • Develop and manage Component Timing Plans to ensure programme milestones are met.

Experience Required:

  • Engineering degree 2:1 or equivalent.
  • Self-motivated and adaptable to changing demands
  • This role interfaces with many other COC's and suppliers and will required a person who is highly driven with clear goals.
  • Sound understanding of the Design and Development Process
  • Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of Project Management and a strong disciplined approach to engineering delivery - ability to plan and deliver components or systems from concept to production.
  • Able to demonstrate experience of managing suppliers.

Experience Preferred:

  • Cooling or Powertrain experience.
  • Experience of pressure charged engine systems.
  • Knowledge of PTSE Component/System design ( including plastics ) would be beneficial.
  • Product Development experience and/or awareness.
  • Experience and working knowledge of FMA processes.
  • Able to demonstrate ability to plan and deliver components or systems from concept to production.

Applicant must have valid UK work authorisation

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