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Salary: Market related

Location: Woking, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 26 Mar 2024

Reference: 6497 SG

Steering Systems Senior Engineer
Shift: Days – 40-hours

Steering Systems Senior Engineer required to join a well-established automotive manufacturer, based in Woking permanently.

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 the Steering System Senior Engineer, you'll be responsible for all technical and delivery aspects of steering systems across vehicles in current production.

The Steering Systems Senior Engineer duties:

  • With the Chassis Systems Manager, lead the design and development of steering systems to ensure optimised vehicle performance and delivery of vehicle attributes.
  • Work together with the Vehicle Dynamics team to identify the targets at the vehicle level and deploy them into steering system requirements. 
  • Work together with NVH and concept teams to meet the requirement of quality and system optimisation
  • Work together with steering system suppliers to identify technology and solutions suitable to optimize vehicle dynamic performance
  • Leadership, planning, monitoring, and control of steering system development activities to guarantee project delivery in line with the Development Process.  Directly supporting all Model Year update programmes
  • Establish and control system and component, design, release, development, and validation plans in association with functional experts and in line with technical risk management processes.
  • Establish and control supply chain in association with function group buyers to ensure delivery of components and systems on schedule for all phases of prototype, pilot, pre-production, and production build
  • Ensure manufacturability and compliance with quality standards of all components and systems within the defined BOM through interface with the manufacturing site and suppliers.
  • Review and manage steering systems engineering concerns raised in manufacturing and warranty
  • Manage and execute design activities where necessary to support production issues and re-engineering tasks
  • Ensure lessons learnt from the field are correctly captured into documentation for future programmes
  • Manage projects to achieve annual cost-down targets
  • Respond to requests for information or specification change with an assessment of risk and cost.
  • Control DFM and FMEA as required.
  • Preparation and presentation of material to support external and internal project status reviews at various levels of the business.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience of the Steering Systems Senior Engineer:

  • Excellent suspension design and development knowledge
  • Capability to predict steering components' impact on steering feel and vehicle dynamics through simulation tools (MATLAB/Simulink)
  • Capability to post-process measurement data and identify subjective/objective correlation
  • Experience with CATIA design environment
  • Experience in suspension system release management and problem-solving
  • Experience of high and niche vehicle (low volume) programmes

To show your interest in this Steering Systems Senior 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.