Principal Chassis Engineer (78744-067)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Warwick, ENGLAND
Deadline: 16 Jul 2017

Vacancy Type/Job category
Management & Professional
£48,327-£59,400 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
Vacancy Overview
Fixed term position for four years.
WMG is looking to recruit an experienced Principal Chassis Engineer to work in Body in White and chassis design and development, to take technical responsibility for the delivery of projects delivering highly innovative research and outcomes to our industrial partners.
You will have extensive industrial experience of body and chassis design/development, with particular focus on lightweight / high stiffness structures and suspension elements, with additional experience in ride / handling / braking.
You will have the ability to work in collaborative projects and be able to identify key areas of innovation and research, as well as the ability correctly prioritise a broad range of requests from many customers, both internal and external and ensure safe operation.
Job Description
Job Purpose
To provide technical leadership in research and development activities in the field of Body in White and chassis design and development, in order to successfully deliver the aims projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
To define the Body/chassis strategy and architecture of the product demonstrators, liaising with the senior project leaders and partners to agree on content.
To actively participate in high-level decision making for the research direction of the project as part of strategic planning reviews with the Chief Engineer and other relevant personnel.
To provide technical leadership of body and chassis design and development, including BIW, frame, suspension, electrical systems and body panel components, leading to the successful and timely delivery of outputs from the TVS project. This includes effective: planning, monitoring, use of resources, analysis and presentation of results to meet project targets.
To represent WMG as a credible authority on vehicle and/or motorcycle chassis design and development to a wide range of current and future collaborative partners.
Project Leadership
To translate the project deliverables into a successful plan of work through the management of the team, to deliver within the project budget and timescale.
To generate research ideas and liaison with PI to secure a stable research income funding stream.
To ensure that the research and industrial collaborative activities within the TVS project offers the most appropriate solutions for WMG and the industrial partners.
To disseminate project outputs through presentations, seminars, conferences, papers etc to a wide audience, as appropriate.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1
Honours Degree or equivalent in relevant subject, e.g. Mechanical engineering, Manufacturing engineering, Product engineering or Automotive Engineering (a)
Essential Criteria 2
PhD in a relevant field, or equivalent industrial experience (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 3
Extensive industrial experience of body and chassis design/development, primarily focused in lightweight / high stiffness structures and suspension elements, with additional experience in ride / handling / braking (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 4
Experience of senior roles within multi-partner research and/or development projects (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 5
Experience of identifying and adopting advanced engineering projects (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 6
Experience of day-to-day management of staff as part of a research project and the ability to provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 7
The ability to influence and negotiate in a confident and professional manner, with excellent communication skills, (written and verbal) to interface appropriately with students, academics and industrial collaborator (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 8
A hands on approach to the technical delivery required to achieve the project outcomes (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 9
The use of a creative mindset to provide multi-material solutions beneficial to the project (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 10
The ability to demonstrate an innovative approach in to the body/chassis product design, allowing for the implementation of new technologies into the design (a)
Essential Criteria 11
The ability to work in collaborative projects with the ability to identify key areas of innovation and research (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 12
The ability to deliver results to budget and timescale constraints (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 13
Current knowledge of all applicable Health and Safety consideration required to ensure the safe operation of the facility (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 14
Holder of a current vehicle/motorcycle licence (a) (c)
Essential Criteria 15
The ability to travel to India to attend review meetings with project partners (a) (c)
Desirable Criteria 1
Chartered Engineer, or ability to operate at the equivalent level (a) (c)
Further Particulars
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars .
For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website .
For any other information or queries please email or call 02476 574589/02476523676.

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Closing Date
16 Jul 2017
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