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Salary: £40k - 45k per year

Location: Belper, Derbyshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 20 Sep 2021

Reference: 5109

Lead Engineer

Location: Belper, Derbyshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Pay Rate: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum DOE

The purpose of this role is to lead design, development, testing and introduction of new components or commodities. The role requires the individual to deliver the commodity plan to quality, cost and time and lead on the technical content and integrity of specific components and systems across specific programmes. The main area will be to develop specific accessories for all appropriate programmes

  • Development and delivery of the engineering solutions to meet the defined customer requirements
  • Responsible for the technical details ensuring they are accurate and aligned to the customer needs and the overall technical approach
  • Project delivery status on time to programme needs

Lead Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Change Request, expenditure forecasting and the relevant supplier teams in support of delivery of the programme milestones
  • Manage component and vehicle test plans, including detailed planning of test and development stages through to sign off and support rectification of issues
  • Ensure all appropriate standards are met throughout design maturation
  • Keep all documentation up to date, including:
    • Meeting minutes
    • Foundation and Programme Design analysis documents
    • Quality history and bill of design

Lead Engineer Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience of managing resolution of business, technical and process issues within a Project Team environment
  • Previous experience delivering automotive components.
  • A good working knowledge of product creation & delivery, change control, product definition and change management processes
  • Previous programme delivery experience, with influencing and engagement skills
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience of concept generation and cross functionality problem resolution
  • Knowledge and understanding of specific car components, or systems and sub-systems
  • Working knowledge of project management skills is preferred


We’re looking to speak with suitable Lead Engineer candidates as soon as possible.

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