Body & Structures - Programme Manager



Management of the 3D definition of the Body Structure and associated systems
Responsibility for the system architecture design using Catia V5/V6
Occupant positioning
Ownership of the section book
3D package modelling
Manage interface with styling
Design for manufacture and assembly for responsible components
Ensuring responsible designs meet legal compliance
Work Package Management
Design Sizing Analysis
Sub system load analysis
Joints and interface design
Materials selection
Fixing selection justification with appropriate bolt calculations
Carbon Fibre Design and Manufacture
DFMEA delivery
Creation and Management of Engineering Tech Spec.
Experience in OEM DVP&R
Front and Rear Crash Structures, Lightweight Structures and Carriers
Crash System Design - Management and Integration of CAE Inputs
Aluminium Extrusions and Post Extrusion Profiling
Experience in Pressed Aluminium Design and Aluminium Casting Design
Jointing of Aluminium by Welding - Rivetting and Adhesives
DFM and DFA delivery
GD&T / RPS Location and Measurement Plans
Pedestrian Protection and Legal Requirements
Engineering to Commercial Contraints & Commercial management
Deliver Engineering Change

Specific Role Responsibilities and Experience:
Engineering responsibility (including design and release) of full vehicle body systems:
Structures, Panels, Closures

Typical Technical Responsibilities
Serves as a technical specialist for the organisation in the application of advanced concepts principles and methods
Serves as technical authority on one or more functional areas across multiple programmes
Interprets, organizes, executes
Keeps informed of new methods and developments affecting the organisation providing recommendations for new practices

Managerial Responsibilities
Supervises staff allocated to specific assignments
Plans schedules or coordinates the preparation of documents or activities for multiple major projects
Reviews operational procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies and performance measures

Direction Received
Receives administrative supervision with assignments being given in terms of broad general objectives and bounds

Communication skills
Routinely interacts with clients, customers and officials
Leads project meetings and delivers presentations
Represents the organisation and maintains liaison with individuals in specific contexts"

Identify and highlight any areas for continuous improvement
Ensure that your technical knowledge and expertise is kept up to date
Mentor and support professional development of all colleagues particularly junior staff
To perform any other duties that may well be reasonably expected within the remit of the role
To ensure compliance with the Health Safety and Environmental Policy requirements within areas of responsibility"


10 + years experience
BSc or MSc engineer
Or equivalent relevant experience
Engineering council professional registration
Member of professional practice organisation
Personally managed CPD portfolio (ideally)
Serves on local professional committees (ideally)
Proven track record for the design and engineering of aluminium automotive primary structures utilising extrusions sheet and cast/forged materials
Experience of specifying joining technologies including CMT or MIG welding processes
Able to select materials and processes appropriate to engineering requirements such as strength durability & crashworthiness
Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes associated with aluminium including but not limited to heat treatments coatings, assembly and process tolerances.
Casting and forging design experience and understanding of high and low production rate drivers