Chief Engineer - Automotive

As Chief Engineer you will be responsible for developing the Test and Homologation team of 20 highly skilled Engineers. Working with the MD you will take control of Product Development, Product Maintenance, Sustainability and Test and Validation of our products across all global markets.

SALARY: £65,000 to £75,000

LOCATION: Midlands - Relocation available from within UK / EU.

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Leicester, Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke, Derby

THE COMPANY:

We are a leading Global Automotive Manufacturer of systems and components and have recently invested in a brand new state of the art fully equipped R&D facility in the UK and seek a Chief Engineer to manage and lead our Global R&D activities. This includes Testing, Validation, R&D and Homologation. As a leader in our market, we design, develop and manufacture a range of systems and products which are supplied to major Automotive OEMs and Tier 1’s around the world.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

As Chief Engineer you will be responsible for developing the Test and Homologation team of 20 highly skilled Engineers. Working with the MD you will take control of Product Development, Product Maintenance, Sustainability and Test and Validation of our products across all global markets; also include developing systems, processes and procedures for efficient verification and validation whilst working in close liaison with our production facilities.

60% of your team’s activity will be working on high tech New Product Developments, working for an exciting company in an excellent working environment. The products you will be working with are highly advanced, making a difference in the world by making vehicles safer and shaping and defining technology shifts within the automotive sector.

REQUIREMENTS - Chief Engineer - Automotive, Test, R&D, Homologation

You must have experience and knowledge of:

* Leading Test Release for approval sign-off across test and homologation activities, including all lab, electrical, vehicle and type approval testing.
* Managing DVPR process and final sign off for testing, system, subsystem and components.
* Providing leadership to the production/engineering team to ensure all changes are managed correctly into production.
* Supporting the development of the product from conception through to manufacture.
* FMEA and DVP&R processes and a good working knowledge of IATF/TS16949.
* ISO 26262 Safety requirements

Interested? We are looking for some of the best Automotive Engineers in the industry. You should be degree qualified and have a proven track record in leading multi- functional automotive projects with experience in a technical automotive role taking projects from design to application. Proven leadership and experience of leading junior and skilled engineers is vital. You should want to be a key motivational leader who is passionate about engineering.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Test Engineer, Design Engineer, Chief Engineer, Senior Engineer, R&D Engineer Programme Engineer Director, Approval or Compliance or Validation, Homologation Engineer. NPD Project manager. Principal Engineer. Automotive, Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, OEM Tier 1 or Tier 2. Transportation.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Ian Lyons quoting Chief Engineer - Automotive, Test, R&D, Homologation, reference IL1708-43 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683306 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.