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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 14 Jul 2022

Reference: 5568

Driveline Senior Engineer
Location: Woking
Shift: Days – 40 hours per week

Reporting to the Principal Engineer in Transmission & Driveline, the Driveline Senior Engineer will be working to develop, engineer, integrate & deliver, from concept to series-development.

Driveline Components will include (DLDs/DMF, K0 Clutch, Driveshafts, etc.), ensuring delivery of the programme requirements (cost, timing, performance / function / attributes).

They should have a “Cradle to Grave” approach – working within a cross functional team from R&D stage, through concept, design release, production launch and series production support to collectively deliver the whole vehicle specification targets.

Day-to-day activities will predominantly include:

  •      Ownership of technical component specifications, including specifying integration requirements,
  •      DFMEA – evaluation the risk of design,
  •      DVP – how can we test to validate our designs,
  •      A resolving issues that arise from the above.

The duties and responsibilities of the Transmission & Driveline Senior Engineer:

  •      Ownership and delivery of all driveline components
  •      Support to driveline component modelling, simulation, and analysis (where required)
  •      Supplier management of all driveline components
  •      Responsible for the creation and delivery of complex driveline systems that will deliver to the attribute targets.
  •      Guarantee driveline component integration and delivery to all vehicle projects– to specification, on time and on budget.
  •      Understands and supports the package constraints for driveline components.
  •      Working with the Propulsion design team, driveline component suppliers, concept teams & DMU to ensure the driveline components meet technical and package targets and to deliver detailed designs on time to predetermined quality, cost, and weight targets, within DFM requirements
  •      Establish links with external organisations (such as universities, research organisations, etc.) on collaborative research projects that will help deliver innovation in driveline technologies where appropriate.
  •      Working within, and influencing, the Vehicle Programme & Engineering Management teams to guarantee that the Propulsion department responsibilities collectively deliver the whole vehicle specification targets.
  •      Ensure design solutions deliver systems that meet attribute targets in NVH, thermal, durability, visibility & performance related attributes.
  •      Working with Supply Chain Management to ensure delivery of driveline components are on schedule for all phases of prototype, pilot, pre-production, and production build.
  •      Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews
  •      Provide support on driveline component technical risk management to ensure project delivery, optimised vehicle performance and delivery of Propulsion system attributes.
  •      Guarantee driveline component ownership and delivery to the specific vehicle programme requirements including:
    • Component Specification which specifies integration requirements for driveline components
    • Support management of driveline component development budgets & expenditure
    • Planning, timing & delivery including design, release, ECR in line with ETRS requirements, development, and validation plans
    • BOM management & tracking
    • Robust concerns resolution
    • Delivery of driveline components in line with MDP (Development Process)

The ideal experience for the Transmission & Driveline Senior Engineer:

  •      Detailed driveline knowledge and technical experience
    • Attribute delivery/support
    • Managing design releases
    • Authoring specifications
    • Generating & tracking DVPs
    • Authoring DFMEAs
    • Issue containment & resolution process (8D Practical Problem Solving)
    • DFM plans at a vehicle level
  •      Experience in OEM or tier one component delivery
  •      Technical knowledge & experience of transmission & driveline design, test & production
  •      Strong GD&T application experience
  •      Component & system design within an APQP or similar framework including FMEA, component planning and PPAP
  •      Understanding of Functional Safety relevant to transmission and driveline systems
  •      Experience in component release management
  •      Experience of high and niche vehicle (low volume) programmes
  •      PC literate and at ease with MS Office products.
  •      CAD design skills (2D and 3D authoring), preferably with CATIA V5, is advantageous
  •      Experience in NVH analysis and measurements is advantageous

The ideal Transmission & Driveline Senior Engineer candidate:

  •      A passion for high performance powertrain engineering.
  •      5 years (or more) automotive design and development experience
  •      Good team skills, willingness to work cross-functionally with excellent communication skills.
  •      Adopts a creative & thoughtful approach to concept design and solving engineering problems with good attention to detail.
  •      Excellent feasibility assessment skills including design for manufacture and DFMEA input
  •      A positive, proactive attitude with a high level of self-motivation to deliver excellence.
  •      An engaging mind, open to new problems outside their normal comfort zone.
  •      Well organised and delivery focused – with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery.
  •      A willingness to engage in debate and discussion.
  •      Empathy, a willingness to listen and see others’ points of view.
  •      Ability to communicate clearly with design and development groups
  •      Excellent communicator and ability to interact in a small, focused team
  •      An ability to deliver under pressure with an appetite for measured success
  •      Capable of representing a world class automotive brand

To show your interest in the Transmission & Driveline Senior Engineer role please Apply Now with a copy of your CV, should you be successfully shortlisted a member of our Team will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.