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Hello everyone

Source: mybirminghamjobs.co.uk

Link: http://www.mybirminghamjobs.co.uk/jobdetails-1281.html

Development Engineer - Project / Platforms

Salary: £35k - £48k Negotiable (Permanent)
Location: Solihull
Posted by: Exact Solutions Ltd
Date Posted: 31st May 2006
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Full Description:
Our client based in South Birmingham is seeking an experienced chief or senior engineer to work within a team of 15 engineers supporting the Production Development Manager. You will form part of a brand new team working for a new organisation within the automotive field and will specialise in Platform Development.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role.

Job Description:
Working from the main site in South Birmingham, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the development and will eventually be responsible for a team of 3 test operators and a junior platform engineer. You will:
- Develop all engineering modifications
- Liaise with suppliers (both in the UK & China) regarding development
- Sourcing alternative suppliers for components and parts
There will be extensive liaison with new suppliers in China and it will be a requirement for the successful candidate to spend 6 months (in total) per year in China.
- You must have an inquisitive mind & a ‘can do’ attitude to bring to the role.
- You must be technically sound and have the ability to take on a ‘hands on’ approach in the work shop, and have the business acumen to conduct supplier meetings (sometimes at Director Level) both in the UK and China.

All travel arrangements and facilities in China will be arranged on your behalf.


Skills / Qualifications / Experience Required:
5 years+ experience of Electrical Engineering
* Self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision to tight deadlines.
* Confident working on individual tasks as well as team projects.
* Excellent written/verbal communication skills.
* Able to liaise with both technical and non-technical personnel at all levels of the business.
* Ideally from an automotive background.
* Good class honours degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics, or a related discipline, or relevant commercial experience.


Guess I was a wee bit confused when I saw Solihull, but I'm assuming this is a Nanjing role.

All very encouraging!
 

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Bugger, I'm going to be looking for a job just like this when i get out of uni in about 3 years time. Although not electrical engineering.....
 

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Samuel said:
Bugger, I'm going to be looking for a job just like this when i get out of uni in about 3 years time. Although not electrical engineering.....
and then 5 years extra to get the experience in a similar role.....oh and the 3-5 years to get to the senior position from the starting point of tea boy in the team!
 

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Babger Master said:
and then 5 years extra to get the experience in a similar role.....oh and the 3-5 years to get to the senior position from the starting point of tea boy in the team!
Yeah i know, couldnt you just have left me the rose-tinted!
Im looking at 30k plus to get through all this uni malarky, but I need to be a fully paid up Mech Eng.
 

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Samuel said:
Yeah i know, couldnt you just have left me the rose-tinted!
Im looking at 30k plus to get through all this uni malarky, but I need to be a fully paid up Mech Eng.
Good luck - I did it all and then after using the degree for 4/5 years I found a better way to get beer tokens! At least a Mech Eng degree has allot more clout in the market place then a History or some other mickey mouse 5 hrs a week degree.. thats if you ever change direction.
 

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Babger Master said:
Good luck - I did it all and then after using the degree for 4/5 years I found a better way to get beer tokens! At least a Mech Eng degree has allot more clout in the market place then a History or some other mickey mouse 5 hrs a week degree.. thats if you ever change direction.
Cheers mate. Im not an idiot like some people that think that their degree guarantees them a life on easy street, a ticket to middle class living.
I also know that you can do perfectly well without a degree, in fact there is a lot to be said for using the time you would spend at uni getting experience in the industry which you are interested in, you may well come out on top of degree students.
My Automotive Engineering course is much more time intensive than some of these degrees which involve playing a football match once a week. Its a con though, how many physios do we need? How many more lawyers? ANOTHER psychologist!?!?

As with most people, I will almost certainly leave the development side of things that im aiming at now when the opportunity to sit behind a desk and pull my hair out comes along, but until such times, Ill keep on dreaming.
 

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Samuel said:
My Automotive Engineering course is much more time intensive than some of these degrees which involve playing a football match once a week. Its a con though, how many physios do we need? How many more lawyers? ANOTHER psychologist!?!?
Great post! The course sounds great. I wish I had done that instead of Architectural Design, but that's you get from listening to your parents! Are you studying at Coventry?
 

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rlxs said:
Great post! The course sounds great. I wish I had done that instead of Architectural Design, but that's you get from listening to your parents! Are you studying at Coventry?
Loughborough. I had offers from Bath and other unis placed higher in the leagues, but only Lufbra were offering anything like a dedicated Automotive course - also just got a great drinking vibe from it, a lot of the others were far too work focussed!
PS (course starts in october, im not there yet!)
 
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