Prototype Lead Build Engineers ??? Motorsport / New Model

West Midlands
30.00 - 35.00 GBP Annual + GBP30.00 - GBP35.00/annum
23 Aug 2017
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Prototype Lead Build Engineers - Motorsport / New Model x 3

Location: West Midlands, Birmingham, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Solihull, Atherstone, Erdington, Walsall, Tamworth, Burton, Coventry, Tamworth, West Bromwich, Nuneaton, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Redditch, Leamington, Nuneaton, Bridgnorth, Telford, Litchfield, Stafford, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Derby, Nationwide.

Basic Rate: GBP25.00 to GBP35.00 per hour

The Role

We urgently require 3 x Prototype Build Engineers (Electrical & Mechanical) to work with a leading OEM on new model build.

Prototype Build Operations are responsible for the construction of VP prototypes to enable vehicle and Rig Testing to be conducted during the vehicle development programme.

The Department is also responsible for rework to a saleable level of the pre-production vehicles affected by RIS's, and Launch support for all models on all plants.
Key Responsibilities

Whole vehicle build assembly process development and validation.
Lead and report on whole Vehicle BOM / specification validation
Attend and contribute to Build Planning Meetings.
Work with Programme teams to align build timing plans and Prototype work load capacity for multiple programmes.
Lead reviews with Proto to ensure parts supply meets build requirements.
Provide data for and attend daily High Hurts reviews.
Collate and present data for vehicle quality and integrity meeting programme specifications.
Lead management of critical torque data gathering via control plans and attribute checks.
Champion component engineers to ensure quality resolutions of all build related issues.
Recording and presenting Prototype deliverables to Senior Management.
Leading Concern and Countermeasure daily reviews, with Program Management and Launch Leaders.
Champion Prototype Build Quality Operating System during builds.
Commissioning and sign off of Prototype vehicles.
Manage and lead a team to deliver Plant Score Card requirements and targets.
Maintain expenditure, budgets and cross charging through allocation of labour costs to individual programmes.
Ensure consistency and leadership in delivery of attribute targets and milestone reporting.
Encourage continuous improvement and report performance across all levels of Prototype Build.
Provide leadership and support for the whole team including Engineers to resolve significant technical issues whilst balancing other business factors.
Liaise with Manufacturing facility teams, Site Services and external contractors to provide feasibility, design, cost and purchase of new equipment and facilities for forthcoming builds and Prototype Build improvements.
Support / Collate information for the Process Chain events.
Support / Collate information for the Dry Build, ECube, and PCF process / events.
Co-ordinate all RIS activities for vehicles in terms of "Fit for Purpose" / "Fit for Sale" reworks in plant, UK and overseas.

Skills, experience and qualifications required.

The successful applicant should have the capability to drive and motivate the team to achieve results and continually implement process improvements. They must be self-motivated to achieve deadlines and be pro-active in anticipating and preventing any build stopping issues, whilst ensuring that the quality of the product is not compromised by achieving the timing plan. In addition the applicant should have the following qualifications and experience.

Proven ability to influence and/or manage people.
Candidate must have a record of proactive delivery and commitment to meeting deadlines.
Will be required to work at other sites & locations as requested.
Able to be flexible with working arrangements including shifts & overtime where required.
Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels.
The ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision when necessary to deliver key objectives.
Understanding of vehicle programme delivery processes & procedures.
High degree of inter-personal skills.
A full driving licence.
Data analysis PC Skills Microsoft applications (Power Point & Excel preferable).
Highly motivated self-starter who can work to tight deadlines.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Good Business Acumen.

Key Leadership Behaviours

Business behaviours are critical in this role, applicants should be able demonstrate these key attributes in their personal and experiential profile.

Positive Impact - positive leadership presence and influences internal and external stakeholders effectively
Agility & flexibility - encourages others to quickly embrace change and challenges self to identify new improvement opportunities.
High Performance - Has the confidence to lead from the front, and coaches others effectively.
Clear Direction - Able to clearly identify priorities and lead cross-functional teams in delivery of requirements (internal and external).
Effective Relationships - Builds internal and external relationships enabling cross functional working and effective partnerships.
My Business - Takes accountability whilst driving responsibility down the business, balances business need and customer priorities (internal & External.)
Efficient Delivery - Strives for excellence and works urgently to deliver efficiencies and maintain focus on quality.
Strong teams - Develops strong supportive teams and ensures communication is open, direct and clear.

To Apply

In the first instance phone Nick Stuart on (Apply online only), alternative email you details

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