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JOB DESCRIPTION

CHIEF ENGINEER IN WEST SUSSEX

Location Type Salary
West Sussex Permanent Excellent
  • Reference: 009086
  • Contact: Natalie Dass
  • Tel: 0121 230 1070

Chief Engineer required for an excellent opportunity to join a well-established and successful Engineering Company. As Chief Engineer, you will take a lead role with a broad range of responsibilities within the Product development team.

The Product Development team is being transformed with the overall product and platform engineering expertise coming from the Chief Engineer team, led by the Head of Engineering. This role is further supported by dedicated Project and Design Engineers as well as access to engineering support functions such as Analysis, Test & Development, Certification & Safety and ILS, etc.

The Chief Engineer`s role will be to take on platform ownership of directed products. The scope of the role includes, but is not limited to; product configuration, concept generation and system leadership during all phases of product delivery from pre-bid through to series production. They hold overall product responsibility of engineering correctness of the product line and all of its supporting data.

A self-motivated, flexible and competent vehicle, survivability or seating systems engineer will thrive in this role. Someone who is capable of putting their stamp on their area as well as the business by way of influencing a positive, productive and enjoyable culture.

Chief Engineer Requirements:

Degree level (or equivalent) in an engineering, related subject or relevant experience.
Automotive engineering expertise, from either an OEM or special purpose vehicle sector.
Vehicle architecture knowledge.
Interior component and system experience.
A clear understanding of vehicle attribute management and delivery.
Thorough understanding of engineering product delivery.
Product configuration and value engineering.
Team development and mentoring.
Engineering problem solving.
Industry knowledge, supply base and engineering resource support networks, your ‘black book`.
Eligible for UK Security Clearance to minimum SC level.
Customer focussed - displays pro-active approach to meeting both internal and external customer needs.
Results-focussed - strong desire to achieve results and works hard to reach goals and targets. Seeks to achieve results which enhance business success.
Flexibility - displays versatility and adaptability. Identifies need for change, develops new ideas, encourages and supports innovation. Reacts positively and with enthusiasm to change and improvement. Has capability to achieve results and manage workload even at peak of pressure. Self-manages to be highly effective even at times when workload is less.
Professional - takes career seriously and considers the business dimensions of decisions carefully. Intellectually and analytically rigorous; displays high competence in chosen field and is trusted by the business to “do the right thing”.
Integrity and morality - acts with scrupulous honesty with customers, colleagues, and suppliers and everyone else they come into contact with in the workplace.
Communication and listening - strong interpersonal skills; the appropriate use of written, oral, non-verbal and listening skills, with an ability to persuasively impart information and pick up on underlying messages.
Superior planning and organisation skills.
Problem solving - displays logic, creativity and pragmatism in resolving problems, requiring little supervision and using disciplined problem-solving methods.

Adaptability - the ability to react to different circumstances whilst maintaining composure and focus on objectives; can be relied upon in tough situations and is able to constructively challenge the status quo to facilitate appropriate change.
Teamwork - a strong team player with the ability to recognise and manage the team dynamic; demonstrates the ability to understand others motivations and actively assess their strengths and weaknesses, is aware of others workloads and responds accordingly.
Leadership - strong leadership skills, conveying confidence, presence and a professional image at all levels within an organisation.
Willing to travel in UK and internationally as required.

Applications:

This vacancy is only available to Candidates with relevant experience as detailed in the job description. Due to volume of applications, we are unable to respond to applicants who do not possess the required skills and experience. Recent Graduates who do not have the required level of industry experience need not apply.

Candidates must be authorised to work in the country where this role is located BEFORE making an application.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Natalie Dass on natalie@gentecrecruit.co.uk