Chief Engineer

Role: Chief Engineer - Mechanical
Location: West Sussex
Salary: Competitive

Role of Chief Engineer - Mechanical

A rapidly expanding , cutting-edge , clean-energy technology company with a strong reputation for the engineering and manufacturing of their world class , bespoke , products and systems , are seeking a Chief Engineer to take a lead role in the creation , development and production of innovative product designs

The ideal candidate will have a depth of knowledge in all areas of mechanical engineering with experience leading large technically complex projects covering systems engineering, testing , manufacture and quality

Responsibilities of Chief Engineer - Mechanical

  • Technical authority for the product - Responsible for documentation releases including drawing packs , specifications , reports
  • Key technical interface to senior management , commercial , programme management , system integrators , partner organisation's and customers including preparing and presenting design review packs at cross-functional project design reviews and gates
  • Resolution of technical conflicts, risk mitigation and problem resolution
  • Technically lead the project team to ensure success across all work packages and disciplines
  • Own and manage the overall technical , cost and quality risk portfolio for the project
  • Ensure the project structure , project plan and team are adequate to achieve deliverables in conjunction with project manager
  • Drive the analysis and test capability required to verify the design

Requirements for Chief Engineer - Mechanical

  • Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent higher-level engineering qualification
  • Significant experience in a similar position of responsibility with a successful career history as a mechanical engineer ideally having operated in one or more of the following sectors: automotive , aerospace , power generation , white-goods or similar
  • Expertise high temperature mechanical systems and products utilising mechanics , thermodynamics , fluid dynamics , heat transfer , and materials engineering knowledge
  • Excellent understanding of design risk analysis and mitigation tools such as DFMEA and / or DRBFM
  • Authority on 3D CAD design, detail drafting & checking, GD&T and product data management
  • Excellent understanding of small batch and series production manufacturing and assembly processes.