Chief Engineer Technical Authority DTS

Leamington Spa
£55000 - £65000 per annum + Pension
30 Jun 2017
28 Jul 2017
Marcus Roberts
Contract Type
Full Time
Experience working at an OEM / Tier 1 or Engineering consultancy, ideally in a design, analysis, test and development, manufacturing or control related powertrain discipline

The Job


Primarily a role focussed on the creation of technical solutions, this role also requires proven team leadership capability and offers commercial development opportunity. You will be responsible for the delivery of technical solutions (often new or novel to meet demanding client requirements) for large transmission and driveline system multi-year projects of up to £10m.

Accountability / Key Responsibilities:

1) Lead cross functional delivery teams, typically encompassing; mechanical transmission elements, electrical machine integration, hydraulic or electro-mechanical actuation systems and control system integration, calling upon domain specialist expertise support as required

2) Provide senior input and approval to proposals, presentations and concepts / reports / drawings etc. including leading client meetings and providing significant customer management

3) Responsible for all technical and potentially commercial aspects of project delivery of self and team, as well as awareness of and adherence to common project management techniques

4) Leading technical authority for the company in chosen area, shaping company position on subject, promotes excellence both internally and externally

5) Project variety, encompassing many different customer markets, highly varied product sectors e.g. automotive, heavy duty, off highway, industrial, agricultural, military, oil and gas, aerospace, energy generation, rail, marine etc. and any or all project phases, from clean sheet to production

Personal Profile:

* Substantial degree of personal autonomy and responsibility for the management of others (including recruitment and development)
* Highly competent in the application of a comprehensive range of fundamental Engineering principles to generate or guide the creation of optimal powertrain specific solutions and sufficiently flexible to adapt first principle techniques across a wide range of known and sometimes novel contexts
* Capable of writing technical standards and promotion of excellence in transmission & driveline system design, through coaching of others, and engagement in technical reviews
* Contributes to significant commercial and organisational planning
* Approves documents, deliverables, proposals and requisitions according to defined limits
* Personally accountable for simulation, analysis and diagnosis, design, planning, implementation and evaluation of technical systems and problem root cause analysis
* Contributes to the development of design guidelines, tools and techniques
* Creates, maintains and enhances external and internal relationships
* Seeks and develops commercial opportunities arising from on going customer project work


1) Typically a degree or knowledge gained through experience and/or further study

2) Fully qualified, with experience of delivering a range of project types (e.g. concept generation, prototype development, production release / problem resolution and or control system development and calibration) in a powertrain related field in addition to technical and commercial management experience

3) Preferably will have spent time working at an OEM / Tier 1 or Engineering consultancy, ideally in a design, analysis, test and development, manufacturing or control related powertrain discipline

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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