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Powertrain Engineering Lead

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 31/01/2023

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to apply their engine engineering experience and knowledge in a dynamic hands-on manufacturing environment.   Ricardo supplies all engines for McLaren’s range of sports and super cars from its Shoreham Technical Centre in West Sussex. The role is key in supporting the ongoing development of this engine and new product lines in a production environment.

Position overview

The successful candidate will be rewarded with the opportunity to lead a small team with a broad remit to support the engineering of a very high performance gasoline engine family. As the senior member of our Product Engineering Team you will provide:

Engineering insight into engine part and build issues as they occur in production, including at end of line test.

Root cause analysis and resolution of production, client, warranty and supply chain issues using structured problem solving methods.
Supporting continuous improvement projects and working through to conclusion with a cross-functional team.
Support of supplier, client and Ricardo driven Engineering changes through the release process.
Lead the rest of the engineering and rework team, including providing guidance, prioritisation, setting objectives and managing personal development.

Person Requirement

Strong communication skills - ability to communicate effectively to a broad audience and feedback investigation results at senior levels both internally and externally.
Proactive in leading investigations and resolving Engineering issues – confidence in delivering tasks on time and to a high standard.
Powertrain Engineering knowledge, with breadth favouring depth. High personal standards of engineering integrity and the drive to achieve a robust solution. Understanding of engine testing & development would be beneficial.
Fundamental understanding of 8D, FMEA, DVP, structured change control and quality processes.
Organised, with an ability to multi-task - able to assess, prioritise and respond with urgency to serious issues and balance longer term tasks.

Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline (e.g. Mechanical Engineering) or equivalent.

Awareness of IATF16949 beneficial.
Engineering process improvement skills (green belt or similar) desirable.