Legal and Homologation Engineer

Status: Permanent
Department: Engineering
Location: Sherburn in Elmet
Reporting to: Principal Engineer


As an Engineer you will be a key member of the Engineering team working within the Product Development life cycle process with the flexibility to be deployed in all aspects of our product development programmes.

You will be developing into a subject matter expert or advisor in the area of legal and homologation activities.

You will be a driver and key co-ordinator to ensure adherence for our key development and business plan programmes.

You will develop and maintain the requirements for key product development timelines, whilst highlighting the key KPIs required to ensure the successful completion of works according to the required quality and specification requirements.

As such, your strong team working, and organisational skills will be embedded in your approach to all aspects of your duties.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To be able to analyse, interpret and present information
  • To develop towards becoming a Subject Matter Expert or Advisor and a technical Lead for Legal & Homologation certification and approval.
  • To be able to apply technical principles to resolve problems and issues.
  • To be able to run small sized projects.
  • To maintain a regular level of communication with all other departments to make all processes as efficient as possible.
  • To ensure a documented and communicated project case file and history is created and maintained for the duration of the programme.
  • Engage and interact with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure the smooth transition of data and information to successfully complete and introduce our new product development plans.
  • To lead, advise and make recommendations on the daily and long-term product development plans to achieve the programme goals / KPI and lead times.
  • To have a thorough understanding of legal and regulatory requirements and their approval(s) and or certification process.
  • To ensure all teams are involved within the programme work effectively and accurately within our processes and BOM/VOI configuration system.
  • Able to train peers.
  • Able to supervise and direct work of non-direct reports.
  • Coaching and mentoring of peers.
  • To be able to work with some supervision.

Key Skills

  • Project management, organisational skills, problem solving
  • Knowledge and experience of Automotive testing, validation and legal certification/approval activities and processes. (Preferably commercial vehicles IVA, WVA)
  • Understanding of engineering release and control procedures.
  • Key understanding of mechanical, body and electrical systems within a complex bus or similar vehicle body system.
  • Excellent communication and IT skills specifically Microsoft Office packages.
  • Engineering Degree Qualified, and / or extensive experience gained within the automotive or similar industries.
  • Continuous improvement techniques.
  • Ability at goal/target setting, programme management and measurement of personal and departmental activities and KPIs.
  • A degree of commercial awareness within a manufacturing / operational type sector.
  • Experience gained within a medium to heavy type engineering application or within complex type electrical or mechanical systems and applications.
  • Experience with complex CAD packaging systems modelling installations, mechanical, body and electrical systems.

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