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: Principal Engineer/Manager – Seating & Restraints - Body Interiors

Basis:  Full time permanent

Start Date:  asap

Reports to:  Chief Engineer

Rate: £55-£70K plus benefits

Based: Coventry (with infrequent visits to Essex and some overseas travel)

Emerald Automotive Limited need to recruit a Principal Engineer/Manager to lead the Seating & Restraints commodity for the Body Interiors team. The role will be to coordinate and lead the successful delivery of the Seating & Restraints content initially for the current Electric Taxi and development of two other new vehicle platforms.

The Role:

  • Lead the Seating & Restraints content within the Emerald Engineering team and its suppliers for the TX5 and follow on development projects
  • Development of Technical Specifications and Targets (system level cascaded to component) in line with recognised benchmark vehicles
  • Development of best in class and best practise Design & Engineering standards and procedures to support Emeralds Forward Model Quality aspirations
  • Coordination of engineering activities carried out by the suppliers/partners – Design/Development, Test/Validation, Manufacture
  • Coordination of all cross functional inputs/outputs for Styling, Package, Vehicle Integration, CAE, Test, Manufacturing, Service, Quality and Safety
  • Interface for all other Systems groups (i.e. Chassis, Powertrain, Electrical, Body Structure, Exteriors, Closures)
  • Ensure that agreed deliverables are completed meeting cost, timing, quality, specifications and targets
  • Ensuring the accuracy of the BOM (cost/weight tracking)
  • Development of FMEAs to support the Design & manufacture of the vehicles
  • Development/management & development of the programs DVP&R
  • Management of the Coventry based Seating & Restraints Body & Trim Project Engineering & Design staff
  • Provide reports to management – technical, concerns, status, planning
  • Oversee release status meetings (PMST meetings at D&D suppliers)
  • Attend design reviews and support package and vehicle integration meetings as required
  • Coordination of activities associated with the carry over and carry over modified parts including TVM and model year changes
  • Coordination of suppliers to meet cost, time, quality targets for tooling and parts (prototype and production)

The ideal candidate will:

  • Ideally have a degree in an Engineering or Science related discipline
  • Proven ability within an automotive engineering background with a number of years of experience of successfully delivering projects in an OEM or Tier 1 capacity with responsibility of Seating and/or restraints
  • Lead a team of Designers & Engineers
  • A high standard of automotive technical knowledge of seating and restraints systems
  • Ability to plan and deliver projects within budget and within the scoped time
  • Ability to manage a team, good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Innovative approach to management and team building
  • Commercial awareness for preparation of projects and proposal development
  • Drive and commitment to deliver technically challenging projects
  • Able to be flexible on work location and prepared to travel within the UK and internationally on short assignments
  • Experience with running a project using industry standard PLM/PDM & CAD systems. Enovia/Catia  trained would be an advantage