Job Type: Contract
Senior Engineer - West Midlands - up to £31 p/h limited company OR PAYE Equivelent - 12 months initial contract
The candidates should be degree qualified and preferably with mechanical and electrical/electronic aptitude, have current or previously worked in development and test engineering in drivelines and ideally off road machinery, be highly computer adept and capable of creating computer programmes to run test equipment, should have an analytical and structured approach to problem solving (6 Sigma or 8D familiar), willing to travel (10 - 15% of the time) and spend time working on test programs on customer sites across the world. This position represents the journey level position for engineering related functions. The key role of a Senior Engineer is that of an individual contributor. This position will be accountable for contributing to the identification, analysis, and resolution of needs and problems in a discipline for which the incumbent is beginning to build a reputation as an expert. This position performs complex analysis work, identifies and resolves problems. Although this position may be the transition from individual contributor to team leadership, the major focus of the job is on technical delivery. Incumbents may work more directly with different units, suppliers, customers, and/or other teams and begin enhancing general and business skills. This requires the ability to communicate technical information in a concise and accurate manner. Decisions may significantly impact on: product performance, durability, quality, reliability, and serviceability; negotiations with suppliers; leveraging new technologies; warranty; total cost of non-quality; costs; sales; and customer perception.
Success factors for the Senior Engineer include demonstrating excellent analytical skills and a mastery of engineering concepts. Major challenges facing incumbents are meeting goals for cost, reliability, and performance, and managing multiple priorities. This position must keep up-to-date on changing customer needs as the project progresses, stay current with new technology, and provide guidance and direction on the project to less experienced engineers, technologists, and technicians. Incumbents may be expected to bear significant responsibility for completion of a project with major focus on delivery.
Senior Engineers may expect to have direct contact with products, machines, or components while working in the field or at customer sites or may have direct contact with suppliers and customers to develop processes or resolve problems. Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following: evaluate products and processes; perform needs analysis and initiate ideas; perform product maintenance; keep up to date on new technologies or develop new technologies; communicate technical information to dealers, customers, team members, suppliers, and other units; support and advise other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, dealers, customers, and suppliers; and develop and maintain keen understanding of internal and external customers' needs.
Senior Engineers must manage their own development, continuously learning through experience and staying abreast of technology. Key skills to be developed at this level are data extraction/analysis, failure analysis and problem solving, application of simulation tools and methods, and practical application of theory and concepts.
Requires an accredited engineering degree (BS/BEng in Engineering) or equivalent. Incumbents would have usually worked on powertrain analysis, powertrain performance and hydromechanical control systems and are able to perform complex assignments. Requires a self-starter with strong technical leadership skills. 6 Sigma Green/Black Belt training, proven knowledge of technical issues resolution, Pro/Engineer modeling/drawing/checking and proven knowledge of engineering quality systems and design process would be of advantage to fill this position
Senior, Design, Powertrain, Analysis, ProEngineer, ProEngineer - Wildfire, Six Sigma, Automotive, Engineer, Test Engineer, Test Development Engineer
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