SYSTEMS ENGINEERING PRODUCT SPECIALIST - BATTERY PACK ENGINEERING

Job Description

Role Overview:

This product focused position performs established technical tasks at the product and cross-business integration level for current and future products within a given business unit or corporate area.

This involves work across many steps in the product life cycle. Because of the product centred nature of this position, they are very often a central point of coordination and decision making between Product Engineers, Product Line Engineers, Customer Teams, Purchasing, Suppliers and Manufacturing.

The ideal candidate will have project experience and experience with DFMEA, battery pack engineering and / or experience as a requirement engineer.

Experience within mechanical testing is a plus.

Hours and Pay:

  • £26.15 (this is a PAYE role)
  • 37.5 hours per week, during normal office hours
  • Initially this will be for a 6-month period

Key Responsibilities:

  • Obtains input from stakeholders such as technical managers, project leaders, other product and manufacturing engineers and supplier partners to deliver information and recommendations that lead to quality product decisions.
  • Applies academic knowledge and existing experience to take action and make decisions that progress projects forward without sacrificing project quality expectations. Examples of these decisions include day to day project details, analysis or test work instruction details, coordination across discipline areas, etc. that are necessary to make quality progress.
  • Applies and improves processes such as ESW, iDFMEA, FIRG and tools such as 7-step problem solving, design review checklist and other specialized tools required to support the processes and enable high quality decision making.
  • Provides independent leadership of smaller business impact projects or ownership of complex components, products, systems or services with greater elements of ambiguity over the senior or lead engineer level and with full accountability to the project team.
  • Delivers independent execution of established and emerging work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge. Leads the development and improvement of work processes and systems across a functional discipline area within a business unit site.
  • Coordinates and directs work amongst technicians and temporary student employees, assists in the transfer of knowledge to lesser experienced engineers through either indirect (scope of influence) or direct management of a small, local group of engineers
  • Provides support and guidance to influence technical direction within a project team and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role. Operates as a recognized specialist in a discipline or product area within the immediate team.

Competencies Required:

  • Systems Thinking
  • System Requirements Engineering
  • System Capability Engineering
  • Product Interface Management and Integration
  • Product Problem Solving
  • Product Failure Mode Avoidance
  • Decision quality
  • Drives results
  • Communicates effectively
  • Builds networks
  • Resourcefulness and Manages complexity

Person Specification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or other relevant technical disciplines is required
  • Prior Senior or Lead Engineer equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline area is required with a demonstrated track record of technical problem solving and quality decision making.
  • Knowledge of MS Office tools is preferred.

Commutable from Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Bedford, Northampton, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead

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The Role:

*** This role is inside IR35 and PAYE ***

Our client is currently looking for a Product Validation Engineer to assist in the development and testing of (custom) Battery packs.

Initial duration is 6 months with a preferred start date of be March 9th.

The role will require travel and working at the different test houses around 50% of the time. The rest of the time will be at the Milton Keynes site.

This is very much a hands-on role that also requires intensive communication with the different test houses.

Hours and Pay:

  • £26.15 (this is a PAYE role)
  • 37.5 hours per week, during normal office hours
  • Six-month assignment

Candidate Essentials:

  • Willingness to travel and be at the tests
  • Test experience is required (any hardware), experience with test houses
  • Data analysis + report writing

Role Summary:

  • This product focused position verifies and validates the functionality of products across a wide range of customer requirements, across a variety of applications, in various environments.
  • This work plans, tracks, and evaluates results from a wide range of analyses and functional tests to assess product risk and performance. These results are expected to drive quality decisions and proactively resolve product issues before the product reaches the customer.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Obtains input and negotiates with Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) stakeholders to define technical requirements and delivers an optimized component-based analytical and experimental verification plan to the program or project team.
  • Makes decisions in the areas of verification and validation that impact product performance, reliability, and durability.
  • Investigates and addresses potential component concerns or issues, understands causal mechanisms, recommends appropriate action, owns problem resolution and documents results with guidance from more experienced team members.
  • Applies and supports the improvement of processes such as technical requirements, iDFMEA, Engineering Standard Work (ESW), DVP&R, test planning, and problem solving and tools such as Integrity, Microsoft Power BI, and McParts required to support the processes and enable high quality decision making.
  • Owns problem resolution for moderately complex components, products, systems, subsystems or services with a greater degree of technical complexity and ambiguity over the entry level engineer level and with greater accountability to the project team.
  • Provides independent execution of established work processes and systems, while still developing technology or product knowledge; engages with the improvement of systems and processes.
  • Involves minimal direct management of people but could involve the coordination and direction of work amongst technicians and/or temporary student employees.
  • Contributes effectively toward team goals, exhibits influence within a work group and continues to develop proficiency in the competency areas critical to success in the role.

Competencies:

  • Product Verification and Validation Management
  • Product Problem Solving
  • Analytical Modelling and Test Integration/Optimization
  • Product Failure Mode Avoidance
  • System Requirements Engineering
  • Product Interface Management and Integration
  • Development and Management of Technical Function Standards and Practices
  • Decision quality
  • Drives results
  • Collaborates
  • Communicates effectively
  • Self-development

Commutable from Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Bedford, Northampton, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead

 

The Role:

*** This role is inside IR35 and PAYE ***

  • This role is a 3-month contract to cover a leave of absence.
  • Client is looking for an experienced Windchill operator who has had experience in Windchill administration roles.
  • This is to cover CAD Administration and Engineering Administration for Windchill 11:0 and to support the Engineering team at Milton Keynes in all Windchill issues.
  • Candidates will be liaising constantly with the onsite team, leads and the Windchill team to resolve issues. This is very much a communications role.
  • Degree level experience in engineering or comparable is required.

Hours and Pay:

  • £26.15 (this is a PAYE role)
  • 37.5 hours per week, during normal office hours
  • Three-month assignment

Person Specification Essentials:

  • Windchill and Creo software knowledge
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure

Project Background:

  • What is it? - Windchill is an Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) replacing both Matrix PLM and PDM Link CAD Data Management with a single CMI integrated environment managed by a common set of processes
  • Why are they doing this? - To move PG PLM data from an obsolete unsupported Matrix application to a modern vendor supported Windchill environment with latest functionality and performance
  • When will it be implemented? - February 2019 for CPG/CGT & Q4 2020 for HHPWho will benefit from this tool? All creators and consumers of CAD and PLM data within the current PGBU Matrix PLM and PDMLink environments

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Engineering Data Manager to identify and rectify engineering data quality issues.
  • Analyse and cross reference engineering data between multiple sources to identify data quality issues (IT Systems and Excel reports).
  • Identify missing engineering data and propose a resolution for correction.
  • Instruct the IT support team on the required correction activities.
  • Track progress of corrective updates and validate quality issues resolved.
  • Produce regular status updates / progress reports to project team

Skills Required:

  • Good understanding of engineering concepts is essential.
  • Understand how to read Engineering Drawings
  • Understand Part and product Bill of Materials
  • Understand product and part naming terms and conventions
  • Prior operation of PDM, PLM, MRP or ERP applications is an advantage
  • Engineering / Manufacturing background is preferred
  • Good communication skills: both written and verbal
  • Good Excel skills (Macros ideally) and the ability to manage multiple large spreadsheets
  • Ability to work independent and to deadlines

Commutable from Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Bedford, Northampton, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead

 

APPLICATIONS ENGINEER - ENGINEERING / DESIGN GRADUATE

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Engineering/Design graduate to join a global organisation who specialise in increasing the longevity and durability of components and tools by manipulating chemical engineering. This company counts F1 teams and global aerospace manufacturers as clients.

If you have graduated with a technical degree in an engineering or design discipline and want to join an organisation with world class training and limitless progression opportunities, then read on.

What’s in it for you?

  • World class training with a global industry leader
  • Exposure to varied projects in a highly technical, engineering environment
  • A salary of £25,000-£28,000
  • A quarterly bonus (which has been paid every quarter this year so far!)
  • 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays, so 33 in total)
  • BUPA healthcare (after probation)
  • Critical illness cover
  • Genuine progression opportunities with potential to change function / business unit (this role has come up because the previous
  • Applications Engineer has been promoted!)

Based in Milton Keynes, the Applications Engineer is responsible for a variety of tasks - here is a snapshot of what this role entails:

  • Engaging with customers to understand their requirement from a technical perspective
  • Translating this to the various design and operational teams internally
  • Quoting and pricing works
  • Assisting in the design of processes for applying longevity-giving materials to surfaces
  • Providing feedback to the client on progress / any challenges
  • Keeping all internal stakeholders in the loop with progress
  • Project management of the project from customer engagement, through inception and design until finally handing over to operations for full scale production

Within this role you will deal with lots of different challenges, and no two days will be the same. You will spend the first 3 months on short secondments around all divisions of the business to understand and learn exactly what the business does so that you are fully prepared and trained by the time you start working with customers on projects.

The Applications Engineer works on projects from Formula 1 to aerospace, from defence to nuclear and everything in between.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

*You must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this position and you must be a commutable distance from Milton Keynes or be willing to relocate to this area.

 

The Company:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a world-leading international organisation. Established over 30 years ago, they have a proven background in manufacturing, developing and designing innovative, sustainable construction solutions.

These high-performance solutions have been used in thousands of civil engineering projects across the globe, covering many different applications and market sectors.

In addition to being a great place to work, they will offer a relocation package for the right candidate.

The Role:

The Civil Engineering Technician is an integral part of the UK & Ireland sales team providing technical support for both external and internal customers. Working closely with the Technical Sales Support Engineer the role will manage technical enquiries received from multiple sources assisting customers in a timely and efficient manor enhancing the company customer centric ethos.

The incumbent will engage confidently with clients, consultants and contractors providing solutions for civil engineering challenges, promoting company values and developing additional leads where possible. Although the primary objective of the role is to provide customer support work will be varied to include summarisation of detailed project information and the opportunity to produce designs.

Package and Hours:

  • Salary £27,000
  • 37 hours per week
  • 33 days holiday
  • Pension, 6% matched
  • Life insurance
  • Death in Service 3 times salary
  • Company sick pay

General Information:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea / coffee and filtered water
  • On site cooking facilities
  • International Company
  • Market Leaders
  • Opportunity to progress within role and Company
  • Christmas Shut down

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Provide a prompt and accurate response to technical enquires from all sources.
  • Confidently communicate technical information via telephone, email or other format satisfying customer requirements.
  • Receive and co-ordinate an appropriate response to MQL (Marketing Qualified Lead) enquiries, including technical advice, feasibility solutions and/or summarising of information for further processing.
  • Gather appropriate information from external customers to enable effective tracking of opportunities and eventual sale of company solutions.
  • Assess technical information received from internal and external sources summarising key parameters and describing customer to be passed to the design department for processing.
  • Build strong working relationships cross-functionally providing technical support to internal customers as required including external seal, design and customer services.
  • Use all technological tools provided by the company to accurately track work completed and opportunities with specific attention to CRM management.

Person Specification:

  • BEng or MEng degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering (or similar).
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively through various formats including telephone and email.
  • Capacity to assess design drawings and technical reports to extract the required parameters to provide support and/or produce a design.
  • Previous experience working within an office environment and/or within the civil engineering sector would be advantageous.
  • Capable of prioritizing own workload demonstrating flexibility and agility in a rapidly changing environment, ability to work on own initiative and plan own workload effectively. High level of computer literacy, use of design software, Microsoft office, CRM systems etc.
  • Enthusiasm to grow technical knowledge, keep up to speed with new developments and engage with academic/industry bodies. An awareness of Health and Safety and CDM 2015 regulations would be of benefit.
  • Capable of prioritizing own workload demonstrating flexibility and agility in a rapidly changing environment.

Commutable from Preston, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Rochdale, Wigan

 

The Company:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a world-leading international organisation. Established over 30 years ago, they have a proven background in manufacturing, developing and designing innovative, sustainable construction solutions.

These high-performance solutions have been used in thousands of civil engineering projects across the globe, covering many different applications and market sectors.

In addition to being a great place to work, they will offer a relocation package for the right candidate.

Package and Hours for a Senior Design Engineer:

  • Salary £45,000 - £50,000
  • 37 hours per week
  • Bonus potential, 7.5%
  • 33 days holiday
  • Pension, 6% matched
  • Life insurance
  • Company sick pay
  • Relocation package if required

The Role of a Senior Design Engineer:

A vacancy for a Senior Design Engineer has now arisen to join the existing UK Design Team. The successful candidate will provide all design aspects of solutions in the UK and internationally. These solutions comprise feasibility assessment, detailed design, working drawings, specification, quantity estimate and material supply with professional indemnity insurance support. 

  • The successful candidate should be a Civil/Geotechnical Engineer with 5 years’ experience of geotechnical design work.
  • 4+ years’ experience of geotechnical pavement design work
  • Experience of slope stability assessment and retaining wall design, plus experience of Transport Sector including pavement design (ideally Highways sector) is desirable
  • Good interpersonal skills are essential
  • Experience with standard computer programmes and AutoCAD is also necessary as there will be a requirement for hands-on involvement in the provision of solutions within a collaborative team environment
  • The UK design office is central to the sales support and the ability to work independently and efficiently under pressure is of paramount importance.

Commutable From Preston, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Rochdale, Wigan

 

MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER (GRADUATE / JUNIOR)

We are working with an engineering consultancy who are tasked to create a range of products for a myriad of industry sectors across the globe. Their products are designed, developed and tested to meet tough quality and reliability standards and to their own (ISO) in-house standards as well.

The company are looking to expand their team with a Junior Mechanical Designer, ideally someone who has recently graduated or completed an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering and has good exposure of a 3D CAD package with some experience of designing and modelling components, fabrications, and machine parts.

The role will be part of a small team and each project will often involve the complete design, test and prototype of a product, prior to being released for manufacture.

The right candidate will have a strong interest in mechanical design engineering, with the ability to calculate and problem solve mechanical issues. The position is best suited to someone who also has spent sometime in industry using 3D CAD, either as a placement year or time served.

If you are looking for a good 360 Hands-on position that will offer a 100% Design Engineering position from day one and also be part of the company’s aggressive Innovation and New Product Development plans, this would be a good position for you.

Main Requirements:

  • Formal Mechanical Engineering Qualification (Degree, HND, HNC)
  • Good 3D CAD Skills - (SolidWorks, Creo, Inventor etc)
  • Good General Mechanical principles knowledge
  • Experience of Fabrications, Machined & Casted Parts
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Good Academic Qualifications A Level & GCSE’s
  • Good Project and Problem-Solving skills

This is a great role to either start your career or to get it going in the right direction, with a company who have a strong track record for developing their staff.

For more information please contact Peter Hampshire with your latest CV.