Chief Mechanical Engineer - Hybrid/Electronics

Leamington Spa
£50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Life, Bupa, Sick Pay, 25 days
23 Jun 2017
21 Jul 2017
Stuart Graydon
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

An opportunity exists within the Hybrid and Electronic System Team for a Chief Mechanical Engineer - Hybrid Electronics Systems to deliver on-going client technology projects.

Job Duties:

To deliver technical content of client projects:

* Lead both mechanical and thermal system design for HV Batteries activities across multi vehicle platforms.
* Managing and working with the customer to provide project plans and RFQ’s.
* On site customer support of senior review meetings to conduct design reviews (including resolution tracker), project status, battery technical developments and vehicle interface requirements
* Work within client quality procedures and validation processes
* Managing and coordinating the activities of Ricardo CAD / CAE / CFD resources located across multiple sites.
* To support lead engineers in the development of mechanical systems and components particularly relating to electronics and hybrid vehicle battery systems.

* Responsible for all mechanical design aspects relating to cost, mass, BOM, material and surface finish selection
* Liaise and manage suppliers/subcontractors to agree the specification of purchased components and delivery requirements for the project.
* To manage the initial build of prototypes and products when required.

* Support the development of future products and services

Required Qualifications and Experience:

The successful applicant will ideally be a degree qualified Mechanical Designer with demonstrable experience and a proven track record of developing HV Batteries ideally in the within the Automotive or similar industries. In order to be successful you will need to seek innovative solutions while working within tight timescales, be able to work well within multi-disciplinary project teams, and be a self-starter with the determination to deliver to clear objectives.

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

* Degree in an Engineering or Science related discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering/physics/aero engineering)
* Experience in the preparation of design concepts and inputs to proposals and presentation to customers.
* A familiarity of vehicle structures, vehicle safety and crash structures including integration with BIW and Chassis. Knowledge of vehicle build and service procedures
* Knowledge of battery architectures and cell chemistries used in hybrid & electric vehicles
* Managing engineering release and change control procedures within a large automotive system, ideally familiarity of JLR processes.
* Knowledge and experience of thermal management systems and structural design considerations for electromechanical assemblies.
* Component manufacturing design experience using high volume manufacturing methods, such as sheet metal pressing, sand and die casting, plastic injection moulding
* Experience in DFMEA writing and assessment
* Good interpersonal and customer facing skills
* Be proactive, self-motivated, and demonstrate an attention to detail
* Strong teamwork, organizational, oral communication and written communication skills

* Other useful and relevant experience that would be considerable as beneficial

* Knowledge of designing for high current and high voltage (12 to 1200Vdc) power systems, (connectors, bus bars, cables, contactors & fusing), electronic PCB outline and packaging, wiring harness routing.
* Experience of electrical component integration (up to 600V), design & development on low volume or high volume products, particularly HV battery systems and sub systems in a tier 1 or OEM environment
* Design rules for electrical safety
* Knowledge or experience of Teamcenter

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