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Engineering Manager - Body Panels and Closures

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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 12 Nov 2021

Reference: 5196

Engineering Manager - Body Panels and Closures

Location: Woking, Surrey

Contract type: Permanent

We have an excellent opportunity for an Engineering Manager to work with our world class client in the automotive industry who manufacture high-performance vehicles.

The successful candidate will lead the team responsible for the design and engineering of Body Panels and Closures systems across all automotive vehicle lines.


Engineering Manager Duties:

  •       Lead your team to deliver all Body Panels and Closures systems in line with targets, KPI’s and milestones
  •       Design and Engineering integrity to exceed quality, performance and commercial goals.
  •       Investment Budget - including internal and outsourced labour, tooling costs and supplier or internal D&D investment.
  •       Define future component and system technical strategies and associated technologies roadmaps.
  •       identify research topics, associated budgets, resource, partners and funding streams.
  •       Lead and develop your team to meet and exceed the goals set by the business.
  •       Drive delivery of project via strategic outsourced resource partners
  •       Define or Influence the selection of the appropriate design and development partners
  •       Develop the relationship, framework and capability of your external partners including a clear performance management process.
  •       Promote, implement and support a Simultaneous approach to Body Styling, Design and Engineering.
  •       Monitor current supplier performance and develop future supply strategies.


Engineering Manager Skills and Experience Required:

  •       Engineering Degree 2:1 or above
  •       A high level of technical knowledge & experience of lightweight Body Panels and Closures component & system design, test & production
  •       Expertise in management of gap and flush attribute to deliver high perceived quality for the body
  •       Expertise in robust and efficient problem solving.
  •       Strong knowledge of Body Panels and Closures manufacturing processes and supply chain
  •       CATIA V5 2D/3D skills preferred with strong GD&T application experience
  •       PC literate and at ease with MS Office products
  •       Experienced in OEM or tier one component, system or commodity delivery
  •       Component & system design within an APQP or similar framework including FMEA, component planning and PPAP
  •       Excellent feasibility assessment skills including design for manufacture and DFMEA input
  •       Demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high-pressure environment.


We’re looking to speak with suitable Engineering Manager - Body Panels and Closures candidates as soon as possible.

Apply now with a copy of your CV to discuss this position with a member of our team