Job Description :
Job Title: Lead Design Responsible Engineer – Body Engineering
Location : COSTA MESA, CA.
Type: Fulltime


Key Responsibilities:

Provide Technical Project Management in collaboration with Designer Engineers, Project Leads and the Technical Management Team. This Roles reports in to Head, Advanced Body Engineering to work on all aspects of delivery on the ongoing / future vehicle programmes.

Lead a cross functional team to collectively deliver the whole vehicle specification targets. Rich Experience with systems of Body Engineering such as Under Body, Front End Assy, Rear End Assy, Body Shell and GA Parts.

Management of component and system level delivery at each project milestone, including styling feasibility
Closely working with the Design Engineers to identify and specify design activity required, interpret requirements of the Design Engineers, estimate time to complete and construct a work plan that supports the release schedule.
Co-ordinate & manage the cross functional teams, suppliers to ensure component and system level delivery .
Identification of opportunities to reduce complexity, cost and weight • Technical Specifications – Define and document the technical scope for each system, ensuring it meets all legal requirements and project specification targets. Include details of DVP testing and an accompanying RASIC;
Prepare and implement DFMEA requirements for significant and critical characteristics and ensure the design satisfies these to meet all targets;
Engineering Release – Define and meet all engineering release dates to support program timing.
DFMEA actions will be resolved and all outstanding BCR’s (Build Concern Reports) embodied and documented at the point of release;
Engineering Change Management through the release phase
Management of Engineering BOM Management • Meeting the Cost & Time target
Supplier Delivery – Manage each supplier with a cross functional team of Design, SQA, Quality Engineering, Logistics, Purchasing, Dimensional Management, Manufacturing and Service personnel to ensure complete PPAP is delivered for every component to support program timing
Next Generation Production Component - continually explore new technologies, materials and processes for responsible systems and maintain the component roadmap for future programmes highlighting ways of enhancing the product offering.

Job Description
Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Strong technical project management with proven evidence of decision making and accountability is essential. It is core to the success of our business that these primary roles have the required level of leadership and motivation to succeed; Proven leadership of design and cross-functional teams.
Good commercial awareness to maintain a focus on cost, profit, quality and risk.
A strong track record of delivering designs to timing, weight and cost target.;
Supplier management, comfortable with understanding and implementing DFM requirements within the project scope.
Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree
Background in low volume, high performance sports or racing cars preferred;
Documentation of Technical Specifications, DFMEA, DVP, Timing Plans, Minutes and Actions of Meetings;
CATIA V5 2D/3D skills desirable but not essential.