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Salary: Market related

Location: Crewe, Cheshire

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 02 Jul 2024

Reference: 6635 - AW

Weight Management Engineer

Location: Crewe

Contract length: Initial contract until January 2025
Outside IR35

Our client is a high-profile luxury automotive company that is seeking a Weight Management Engineer who has quality technical expertise regarding Automotive Engineering. The position is on a contract basis outside IR35.

The Weight Management Function is part of the Whole Vehicle Physics Department and is at the forefront of delivering vehicle performance, efficiency, and sustainability. The Weight Management Function works cross-functionally from concept, through design and development, to certification in order to manage the weight of all vehicles and deliver product targets. 

The role of the Weight Management department is highly varied and interfaces with a wide range of stakeholders across the business; all aspects and stages of weight management will be undertaken.

Weight Management Engineer Deliverables include:

  • Setting and delivering whole vehicle weight targets utilising sound engineering knowledge, lightweight technology trends, BoM weight roll-ups and vehicle/part measurement.
  • Managing own project-related activities including creating and presenting reports to Senior Management.
  • Planning and managing programmes, leading weight reduction work-streams, working in close cooperation with other functions to ensure achievement of weight targets.
  • Constructively challenging & influencing engineering departments to deliver targets.
  • Calculating Vehicle weight and mass properties (Centre of Gravity and Moment of Inertias) using a variety of methods and data sources.
  • Contributing to the calculation of certification weights for cross-functional agreements, based on multiple data sources and relevant legislation.
  • Competitor benchmarking (including technologies used) and attribute target-setting.

Weight Management Engineer Required Skills:

  • Experience in building strong collaborative and influential relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Good knowledge of CAD and Bill of Materials/spec configuration systems.
  • Strong understanding of lightweight technologies and technology trends.
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Macro writing.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of weight certification requirements for European and global markets.

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

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