Project Engineer - Vehicle Structures

Project Engineer - Vehicle Structures

Job Title: Project Engineer - Vehicle Structures
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Littlehampton, West Sussex
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896025_1575888547
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 09, 2019 10:49

Job Description

Our client is evolving and growing in response to unprecedented success in supplying mission-critical vehicles, survivability systems and services to clients across the world, including Departments of Defence, Government Organisations, Non-Government Organisations and Original Equipment Manufacturers. Following the win of several major programs, they are now looking to strengthen their existing Product Development Team.

We currently have an opportunity for a Project Engineer - Vehicle Structures, based in West Sussex.

As Project Engineer, you will own technical and project delivery support of Vehicle Body and Structures within the Engineering Group for products on multiple programs. This role will also be the designated lead on cross departmental collaboration and will liaise between the Engineering Design Department and Workshop Team Leaders to ensure all technical deliverable deadlines are met. Your responsibilities will include:

Ownership of technical and project delivery support.
Required to write technical specifications and test specifications to undertake root cause analysis. Responsible for project Configuration Management and Engineering Change Activity.
Supporting Project Managers to prepare formal (PDR and CDR) and stage reviews for Customers. Coordination of prototype construction through to the establishment of structured frameworks such as Bill of Materials (BoM).
Coordination of the transition of prototyping to full production.
Hands on fault - finding and testing of automotive systems to support prototype development and rig design/build and proving.
Approval of all order delivery timescales in conjunction with the Project and Supply Chain Managers. Confirmation of build specifications - including sign off of Build BoM Resourcing Plan.
Provision of technical direction to the Production Manager.
Relationship management between Lead Engineer, Commercial, Supply Chain Manager and Production Manager.

The following Qualifications and Skills are required:

Degree / Masters level (or equivalent) in a Vehicle / Mechanical / Engineering Discipline.
IMECHE CEng Accredited Engineering Degree or equivalent (preferred)
Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartered engineer status (preferred)
New product development experience from concept through to test and series manufacture.
Conversant with 'Engineering tools' such DVP, DFMEA, FEA.
Experience in engagement and management of engineering outsourcing deliverables-based contracts
Experience in survivability and armouring solutions preferred.
Eligible for UK Security Clearance to minimum SC ('Secret') level
Customer focused - displaying pro-active approach to meeting both internal and external customer needs
Results-focused -A strong desire to achieve results and work hard to reach goals and targets.

Job Title:Project Engineer - Vehicle Structures
Salary:Competitive, Depending on Experience
Location:Littlehampton, West Sussex
Job ID:896025


Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.