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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 21 May 2024

Reference: 6583 - SG

Perceived Quality Lead Engineer
Location:
Woking
Shift: Days – 40-hours
 Permanent

Perceived Quality Lead Engineer required to join a well-established automotive manufacturer, based in Woking on a permanent basis.

Our client is an automotive supercar and hyper-car brand, with a global reputation for producing high-performance vehicles. Working with some of the most iconic designs using modern engineering this company is one of a kind and their attention to detail is second to none.

As a Perceived Quality Lead Engineer within Product Quality, you will engage at the very front end of the conceptual design process and play an integral role within the project team as the lead Product Quality representative, to influence the design as well as product to support the business and product quality targets. You will be responsible for creating targets, specifications, and designs of components to achieve the attribute targets on several future vehicle projects. These sensory attributes are a collection of subjective and objective factors which have an influence on the customer’s perception of the overall Perceived Quality of the vehicle, with respect to its intended purpose and benchmark competitors. The Perceived Quality Lead Engineer reports to the Head of Product Quality Standards. The individual will not receive direct supervision and is ultimately accountable for leading cross functional team to achieve the Product Quality targets.

The collation and understanding of current product issues sourced from both internal departmental systems and external field sensors is central to this role to ensure continuous product improvement. This is a challenging area with responsibilities ranging from functional resource management, project gateways, initial product target setting, engineering release sign off all the way through to vehicle launch.

Perceived Quality Lead Engineer duties:

Product Quality Standard coordination:

  • As the sole representative of Perceived Quality at each project specific meeting, it will be your responsibility to ensure that the PQ targets are deployed and understood by each business unit area with any activities affecting them. It is also key to ensure that customer quality aspects are considered throughout, and the right decisions are made based with the quality targets in mind.
  • Achieving all project gateway milestones is key to the successful delivery of all new products. Therefore, you will be required to coordinate the completion of all revenants Perceived Quality MDP deliverables for the ongoing programmes.

Perceived Quality coordination:

  • Perceived Quality (PQ) is a collection of subjective and objective factors which have an influence on the customer’s perception of the overall worth of the vehicle, with respect to its intended purpose and benchmark competitors. The PQ team finds and delivers design and engineering solutions for Perceived Quality factors on future vehicle programmes.
  • Work closely with the Perceived Quality specialist to ensure all targets and aspects of PQ are deployed to the programme team and evaluate the product and process design capability against critical quality targets for major vehicle systems, expose and manage virtual problems at an early stage of product development and communicate to the business, thus finding optimal design solutions. Coordinate the accuracy and consistency between the PQ targets for ongoing programmes.
  • Implement a climate of best-practice and continuous improvement in PQ procedures and solutions. This includes evolving or refreshing all current
  • Design Guides, PQ documents, and company standards.
  • Oversee and coordinate the PQ processes and Standards in the company Standard Library.
  • Communicate the principles of PQ to the engineering community to encourage adherence. Effectively communicate concerns to senior management for concept/business decisions.
  • Create Perceived Quality Virtual Audit schedule for CAS and CAD releases.
  • Co-ordinate lessons-learned activities at the successful completion of each engineering sign-off milestone.
  • As an integral part of the Product Quality Standards team, involvement begins at the front end of the conceptual design process, working cross functionally to evaluate the product and process design capability against critical quality targets for major vehicle systems. It is also in your direct responsibility to provide an integrated link between design intent, quality target expectation and engineering drawing / quality control plan definition to ensure robust design capability and effective communication. Coordinate the Production Audit, fault resolution tracker to ensure the project has clear direction on all quality issues and feedback into the engineering community any design driven concerns.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience of the Perceived Quality Lead Engineer:

  • You will need to be degree-qualified in a relevant Engineering discipline, Product Design or Consumer Science.
  • This role requires in-depth specialist knowledge of one of these fields.
  • Awards received during study or work will be influential.
  • You should be able to demonstrate design (aesthetic) empathy through work experience or personal projects.
  • You will require exceptionally good MS Office Skills Knowledge.
  • CATIA CAD software or Alias/ICEMSurf CAS software is not necessary but would be a benefit.

To show your interest in this Perceived Quality Lead 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.