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Chief Engineer

£60000 - £70000 per annum

The Role: Chief Engineer - Mechanical

You will be responsible for initiating and taking concepts to production. Responsible for coordination of a multi-site mechanical engineering team of engineers and technicians across various projects. Supporting electrical development, prototype and research teams / functions within the engineering group.

The Company

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a company that has operations covering more than 30 countries working across multiple markets.


Reporting directly to the Head of Engineering, you will have the following key responsibilities:-

  • Management of the mechanical engineering teams day to day activities to develop safe, efficient and effective products that meet aggressive cost and performance targets.

  • Planning and management of engineering projects from concept through launch and across the life of the product

  • Coordination and management of the entire mechanical engineering teams activities to ensure project delivery

  • Strategically plan and budget for the departments activities to ensure ongoing compliance and capability growth

  • Support the sales, operations and quality teams to ensure world class manufacturing

  • Design of new products using SolidWorks CAD software and FEA package

  • Use of advanced CAE tools such as CFD and structural optimisation software

The Right Person

The successful Chief Engineer will have performed all of the above duties within an Automotive environment, a minimum of 5 years experience of managing a team as well as the following skills and experience:-

  • Minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in mechanical, mechatronic or similar discipline

  • Minimum of 7 years mechanical engineering / mechatronics experience

  • Driven by problem solving, often from first principles engineering, with an eye for detail and a proven talent for meeting deadlines

  • Comfortable with product development requiring electrical and control systems interfaces

  • A skilled user of CAD software with a good understanding of FEA

  • A strong background in product launch through an APQP type process using project planning, DFM, FMEA, Control Plans and DVP&R

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of working in the Motorsport industry

  • Practical experience in precision manufacturing processes (casting, forging, machining, plating, finishing)

  • Working understanding of electrical control systems (open and closed loop control), their functions and calibration.

Interested? Here are your options:

  1. "This is the job for me, I meet all the requirements" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Jon Webster on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5.30pm

  2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure about some of the details" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and come back to you.

Precision are committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system.

About Precision People

This role is posted by Precision People, specialists in Technical, Engineering, Consultancy, Sales and Executive Search Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of technical candidates in fantastic new roles. Precision covers the whole spectrum of technical roles from Design Engineers, Service Managers, Mechanical Service Engineers, up to Maintenance and Production Managers. We have many technical roles both in the Midlands and throughout the UK, so get in touch today.

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