Instrument Cluster Development Engineer

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Instrument Cluster Development Engineer

Our internationally recognisable automotive OEM client is looking for an Instrument Cluster Development Engineer to manage suppliers and project manage workload at their R & D Centre on a long term contract basis.

Job Description

Mission and Main Objectives
This vacancy is for an Engineer working in the team responsible for instrument cluster, driver controls and head-up display development. The team is part of the Electrical Division. The Division mission is to develop and successfully launch electrical and electronic systems onto existing and new vehicle platforms in Europe. It is open to engineers with either an electrical or a mechanical background.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities

The role provides a wide range of responsibilities ranging from managing the development of parts to existing vehicle BOM maintenance. The successful applicant should have a proven track record in supplier management and a strong engineering background. Important personal attributes include being well organised, a good communicator and able to show high levels of initiative and proactivity.
o Managing global suppliers designing and manufacturing the parts.
o Preparing for and conducting design reviews for the parts.
o Regular reporting of quality, cost and timing status to management.
o Managing in-house and supplier validation of the parts.
o Resolving technical issues with in-house test departments and suppliers.
o Supporting vehicle development builds at European manufacturing sites.
o Preparation of functional specifications for instrument clusters and/or driver controls.
o Vehicle life cycle cost reduction idea generation and implementation.
o Vehicle life cycle warranty investigation and countermeasure implementation
Background and Experience
o Experience of part development within automotive industry or similar (e.g. aerospace).
o Understand electrical theory and the operation of common electronic components and/or understand plastic material selection and the development of plastic parts
o Familiar with electronic and/or plastic part manufacturing methods.
o Be able to travel in the UK and abroad, typically a few days to 2 weeks.
o Competent with PC applications (MS office etc).

Specific Technical Skills
A selection of the following would be an advantage:
o Experience of instrument cluster, head-up displays or driver controls development.
o Experience of plastic parts development.
o Familiar with automotive electrical architecture.
o Experience of HMI development.
o Knowledge of display technology.
o Knowledge of CAN & CAN tools.
o Knowledge of software programming principles.
o Experience of working with and developing global suppliers.

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Key Consultant

Darren Puddephatt

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My areas of expertise are automotive OEM, consultancy, tier one suppliers and medical engineering, within mechanical and electrical engineering. I have been successful placing engineers, from graduate to chief engineer level within automotive engineering, covering controls and electronics, chassis engineering, body engineering, test and development engineers on various commodities.