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Salary: £25 - 26 per hour

Location: Solihull, West Midlands

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 11 Mar 2021

Reference: SG5

Position: Steel Structures Engineer  

Location: Solihull

Type: Contract

Rate: £25.00 - £26.00 per hour

Hours: 40 Hours per Week

The role of the Structural Engineer for Manufacturing Engineering and will be responsible for all aspects of steelwork (mainly secondary steels for process equipment or for conveyor support etc).

Main Responsibilities:

Responsible for engineering steel structures (static / dynamic) for use in the build halls in our automotive plants.  The role includes:

Mechanical Design

  • Responsible for the concept, design, calculation verification, customer acceptance, financial approval, detail drawing, supervision of manufacture and installation and finally to sign off the system and get it approved by the chartered engineer.

Project & Site Management

  • Support, as part of the wider team, for the complete management from the initial concept, cost analysis, initial and detailed design (hardware & software), site setup, operational on-site management (R&MS, supervision, snagging, commissioning, and handover) and ongoing client liaison
  • Be a contributing stakeholder in the development of the Manufacturing Operating System for Project Management.  This is the standard operating system of how we project manage projects, including approach, procedures, how we manage timing, contractors, the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and handover phases. We are developing a way of working.

Manufacture & Installation

  • Support for the Make vs Buy strategy for steel system manufacture (in-house or via a contractor), site installation.
  • Drive for internal manufacture and work with fabrication team to enable this. However also work with maintaining external supply routes for large orders or specialist orders.

Sign off

  • Work within the relevant codes of practice and legislation to get the systems approved and signed off for use.

Spares Strategy –

  • Develop in conjunction with the wider ME team a spare parts strategy for the company.  This may be via a third-party involvement or back to holding critical spares but must look to consolidate spares across the company.

Maintenance Strategy –

  • Working with the wider ME team develop a maintenance strategy.

Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 5-years demonstrable experience in engineering structures to meet the requirements above.
  • Sound commercial acumen and cost awareness with the ability to add value and minimise cost.
  • The ability to plan ahead, organise workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Capture the necessary documentation and so on to fulfil legislative requirements.
  • Relevant previous experience of maintaining and installing Production automation equipment.
  • Experience of managing multi-skilled teams in multi-shift operations in both a Manufacturing/Maintenance as well as contractors/contract labour in a construction environment.
  • Experience in managing external service providers.
  • Proven experience of vehicle build and delivery processes and procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of Engineering/Manufacturing Processes, Tools and Techniques.
  • Demonstrable and experience in the application of a logical approach to Problem Solving.
  • Working knowledge and experience of delivering safety metrics and the understanding safety systems applicable to plant & equipment.
  • Proven ability to work within tight deadlines & be able to manage and prioritise multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Experience and working knowledge of Health and Safety and ergonomics including risk assessments.
  • Ability to make short presentations to work groups and senior management
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience preferred in a mechanical discipline.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Legislative and Industry Standards in Automotive
  • Microsoft package elements Power Point and Excel
  • Thorough Understanding and Application of Lean Tools and Techniques
  • Experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Proven Project Management Experience

Experience Required:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the latest Regulatory and Statutory regulation, the likes of PUWER, LOLER and the H&S acts plus any EU/UK regulations
  • Have followed a mechanical curriculum through to degree or certificate with 5-years’ experience post certification.
  • Be a hands-on engineer who can demonstrate physical experience in installation and commissioning experience.
  • Holds or working toward chartership.
  • Clear understanding of installation processes and safety regulations around steel.

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience in CE UKCA marking of steel
  • Experience in the fabrication and provision of steel.
  • Knowledge of the supply base for steel.
  • Experience of acting as the Principal Contractor and a full understanding of the responsibilities under this role.
  • Experience in working for or with a Line Builder to deliver complete automated lines
  • Knowledge of Maintenance Management Systems