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Salary: Competitive Salary dependant on experience

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 20 Jul 2022

Reference: 5580


Prototype Build Engineer required to join a well-established automotive manufacturer, based in Woking on a permanent basis offering a competitive salary.

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.

The Prototype Build Engineer will be responsible for the delivery of a project’s early prototype build phase to agreed cost, quality, and timing.

The role is required to liaise with the design engineering and wider vehicle development teams to support the definition and publication of vehicle functional requirements. The successful candidate will subsequently plan and execute the end-to-end prototype build process. This encompasses procurement to vehicle audit and customer handover.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience of the Prototype Build Engineer:

     Manage the builds in-line with the defined high-level plan.

     Deliver agreed vehicle specifications to support required DVP activities.

     Monitor, track and report on spending throughout the builds.

     Progress and status reports to be communicated to the Principal/Senior Build Engineer.

     Work with business processes & resolve issues within engineering when they arise, driving continuous improvement.

     Management of engineering change control ensuring deviations from functional requirement are agreed and documented.

     Liaise with the procurement team to ensure timely delivery of parts.

     Responsible for reporting build issues and ensuring timely resolution.

     Management of build documentation for customer handover, including vehicle data uploads to the online system.

     Lead the commissioning, dynamic sign-off and handover of involved builds in-line with the clients Build Process.

     Maintain and endorse our clients values and culture including housekeeping, appearance and behaviours.

     Actively contribute to a safe working environment, engaging with relevant SSoW and H&S policies.

     Support the engineering team to achieve the team goals

The Ideal Prototype Build Engineer:

     Ideally some experience of development programme delivery, preferably gained on low volume, high performance vehicle programmes.

     Experience in operating CAD based systems for virtual build analysis, preferably CATIA.

     Knowledge and experience of a broad range of vehicle and rig data acquisition, test and analysis techniques.

     Knowledge and experience of vehicle fundamentals

     Excellent IT skills and proficient with MS Office products. PowerBi experience would be advantageous.

     Practical work experience within the automotive industry is preferred

     Experience in an automotive test and development environment preferred

     Understanding of build management tools and approach

To show your interest in this 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.