Emerald Automotive Design Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely), specialise in the design, development and production of light-weight, low emission and long range advanced hybrid commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Coventry, with facilities in Essex, USA, Sweden and China, Emerald is expanding to undertake several whole vehicle design & development programmes. If you have the enthusiasm and drive to want to be part of the introduction of this new technology and have the necessary skills, we would love to hear from you. 

Job Specification

Role:                                                  Senior Project Engineer – Body Interiors, Trim

Basis:                                                 Permanent or contract

Start Date:                                         ASAP

Reports to:                                       Chief Engineer

Annual Salary:                                 £45k to £60k, subject to experience

Based:                                               Coventry (with UK and overseas travel) 

Emerald Automotive Limited need to recruit a Senior Project Engineer to take responsibility for the interior commodities for the Body Interiors team. The role will be to coordinate and lead the successful delivery of the interior trim components initially for the current Electric Taxi and development of two other new vehicle platforms.

The Role:

  • Technical responsibility for the development of Interior trim components including doors, cabin trim, OHS & carpet/flooring within Body Interiors  into the overall vehicle architecture
  • Responsible to deliver to the VTS (technical specification), performance, cost, weight and quality
  • Responsible to ensure interface and integration of vehicle systems across the vehicle architecture from concept through to series running change
  • Ownership of the review, verification & validation activities including FMEAs, DVP and performance tests throughout the development lifecycle
  • Concern management and problem resolution to closure of all issues
  • Actively lead supplier management and co-ordination including support for Procurement, Logistics and Quality throughout the project lifecycle
  • Support and training of the Manufacturing and Service departments including development of service and vehicle repair procedures 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven track record of system/component technical design and delivery within an automotive or similar engineering environment
  • Experience of interior trim system design within Body Interiors
  • Experience at a 1st tier supplier for interior trim componets
  • Knowledge of Plastic moulding, technologies and joining methods would be advantageous
  • Experience of system/component delivery within an APQP or similar framework (FMEA, quality planning, PPAP etc.)
  • Ability to lead and support vehicle and system prototype builds   
  • An Engineering Degree (Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience may be considered)
  • Ability to work proactively with minimal support using a logical approach in an environment with minimal documented processes
  • Flexible to support other team members in multiple programs as required
  • Intrinsically self-motivated with an ability to work to challenging time scales on multiple priorities
  • Clear and logical in both written and verbal communication

All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation. This job description may not detail some less major duties, nor cover duties of a similar nature commensurate with the role which may be reasonably required by the Chief Engineer.