Studio Feasibility Engineer

# Permanent or Contract

Baker and Baker Recruitment are recruiting for an exciting opportunity for a Lead Studio Feasibility Engineer, for an OEM based in the Warwickshire area.

Job Title: Lead Studio Feasibility Engineer

Salary/Rate: Negotiable

Duration: Permanent or 6 Month Contract

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As a Studio Feasibility Engineer your objective is to drive the delivery of the product vision with the minimum possible compromise to Design, Engineering or Package. 
  • Providing leadership within Design and Engineering on all aspects of interior and exterior surface feasibility
  • Definition, leadership and management of the feasibility checkpoint process

 

Regular Tasks

  • Driving feasibility assessment and cross-functional resolution of issues found across all areas of Design, including surface development, optical quality, CMF, and UX/UI.
  • Provide guidance to Design on key systems, such as glass barrel, closures sweeps, wheel travel, and their effect on associated geometry, cutlines and optical quality
  • Identifying benchmarks along with supporting technical information that challenges Design and Engineering across all functions
  • Drive benchmarking activities to capture technical information and product understanding to drive Design and Engineering
  • Ensures consideration of key vehicle requirements affecting A-Surface (e.g. homologation, aero targets) and ensures these are robustly delivered.
  • Interface with CMF and Optical Quality functions to ensure specific requirements are effectively delivered through the feasibility checkpoint process.
  • Utilise CAD (preferably NX) to review, create and organize information from and for Design and Engineering
  • Ensure released surfaces are aligned with agreements and decisions made
  • And other tasks as assigned by the line manager

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent knowledge of English, Strategic thinking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Has a deep understanding of the Studio Feasibility process and has demonstrable experience of leading this through to production A surface release on several vehicle programmes
  • Extensive experience leading the resolution of cross-functional studio feasibility issues
  • Good understanding of occupant package including basics of ergonomics, such as reach, comfort clearances, visual obscuration, direct and indirect vision, ingress/egress, cargo requirements, and loading. Knowledge of human simulation packages such as RAMSIS are a plus
  • Has a good understanding of A-Surface development and Design approach.  Is able to articulate Design musts and wants to Engineering and vice versa to drive convergence
  • Is familiar with homologation requirements including but not limited to ECE, FMVSS and GB standards
  • Excited by advances in automotive design and demonstrates an extensive knowledge of latest developments and what would be considered “State of the art”; Uses this knowledge to challenge Design, Engineering and Package to deliver the best possible outcome
  • Able to communicate efficiently and effectively through all forms of communication, as well as present technical reports confidently
  • Is experienced in the use of Siemens NX and Teamcenter for Product Data Management, and has a working knowledge of common surfacing tools
  • Experience in a “Start up” business is desirable but not essential for candidates with the right aptitude
  • Must be able to use MS Office, particularly Powerpoint, Excel, Project and Word

 

**Based in the UK but travel to Europe will be required on an ad-hoc basis**

 Reference ID: SFE001

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