Lead Engineer

Newport Permanent
  • Part of a global blue chip brand
  • Excellent development and longevity

About Our Client

Our client is a well-established company in the industrial manufacturing sector, based on the outskirts of Newport. With a workforce of over 1,000 employees, this company is a leading supplier of automotive systems in the UK and beyond.

Job Description

As the Lead Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring work is completed to meet project schedules
  • Leading design/development teams and the engineering output
  • Deliver new, innovative and cost effective solutions
  • Prepare and undertake presentations to customers and suppliers
  • Meeting budget requirements as specified
  • Provision of technical support as required
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement activity
  • Liaison with internal and external customers and external supplier
  • Supplier Technical Reviews and Project Design Review

The Successful Applicant

A successful Lead Engineer should have:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree (alternative may be considered depending on relevant experience)
  • Minimum of five years design experience in a design and manufacturing environment
  • Good understanding of vehicle dynamics/geometry with ability to perform basic hand calculations
  • Your sector background will have ideally been gained within the automotive industry
  • Capability to understand legislative requirements related to vehicle braking
  • Knowledge of latest FEA techniques related to component optimisation and casting flow analysis
  • Inventive nature with ability to conceive and develop novel product solutions
  • Ability to lead and inspire small teams of engineers across multiple/global site
  • Experience/working knowledge of CAD and project planning tools
  • Understanding lean manufacturing concepts
  • Good communication and presentation skills

What's on Offer

  • A competitive salary range
  • Pension scheme with 6% company match
  • Bonus scheme with up to 8% payout
  • 25 days holiday
  • Opportunity to work with a dedicated and experienced team
  • A vibrant company culture with a focus on personal growth and development

Mark Hickman
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Phone number
+44 292 064 2034

Job summary

Job function
Engineering & Manufacturing
Engineering Design and R&D
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Mark Hickman
Consultant phone
+44 292 064 2034
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