Technical Lead - Base Engine (542)

Warwick, Warwickshire

Automotive Engineering » Powertrain


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Technical Lead - Base Engine

Job Purpose:
Lead the design of engine projects from concept to completion.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Cross functional activity co-ordination to deliver engine systems to whole engine programme (Calibration, Design, Simulation, Development, plus wider business)
  • Drive system architecture definition and concept selection
  • Create overall engine System Design Specification (SDS), and cascade targets to system SDS owners (inside and outside Base Engine)
  • Lead delivery of robust designs that meet performance, durability, design for manufacture, quality, service & logistical requirements
  • Create and own initial and ongoing BoM
  • Ensure engine CAD assemblies are correct
  • Create and manage whole engine timing plan, ensure system timing supports Engine Programme Plan (EPP) and identify incompatibilities to Engine Programme Manager
  • Whole Engine DFMEA creation
  • Accountable to ensure DVP is in place to meet programme requirements
  • Manage Engine Assembly Manual (543) and other build manual creations
  • Support proto and production builds
  • Create whole engine Final Engineering Sign Off (FESO) and obtain approvals (FESO, Final Engineering Certification (FEC), deviations) and support design judgement events
  • Ensure cost changes (+/-) escalated

Qualification & Experience:
  • Demonstrable experience in hands-on engine design/development roles
  • Intermediate CAD and drawing creation, on industry standard CAD packages including working understanding of GD&T principles
  • Working across functional teams effectively to deliver viable design solutions
  • Successful delivery of turbocharged gasoline engine projects to production
  • Volume manufacturing processes - casting, machining, fabrication, forming
  • Failure investigations and problem solving
  • Managed concern resolution
  • Managing and developing external engineering resource
  • Leading small design teams
  • Following and supporting a production launch
  • BOM management
  • Driving optimisation through CAE
  • Close collaboration with test teams, understanding instrumentation and data analysis
  • Working within an OEM environment
  • Formal releasing procedures and design change management
  • Experience and knowledge of systems interfacing with the base engine.
  • Industry standard dyno and vehicle validation procedures
  • Developing design standards
  • TeamCentre PLM
  • Engineering Degree or equivalent experience
  • Industry related courses - Project Management, Leadership, FMEA

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