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Date Added: Sat 10/07/2021

Instrument Cluster Principal Engineer

Bedfordshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £28.05/hour

Instrument Cluster Principal Engineer (JP(phone number removed))


PAYE rate £28.05 per hour -  INSIDE IR35

12 months assignment

Deliverables / KPIs / SLAs           

OK judgements at development Design Reviews.
Achievement of part cost versus budget.
Closure of quality concerns within agreed timescales.
No BOM errors affecting vehicle build.


Development of Instrument Cluster, Head-Up Displays and Displays to meet Design and Test standards.
Lead design reviews to ensure the parts under development are delivered in line with program requirements for cost, quality and timing.
Maintain part BOM across European vehicles.
Prepare functional specifications through discussion with system owners, customer orientated engineering, styling and trim engineers.
Review and approve part drawings submitted by suppliers.
Manage in-house and supplier validation of the parts.
Resolve technical issues with in-house test departments and suppliers.
Support vehicle development builds at European manufacturing sites. Investigate, contain and resolve issues as they arise.
Conduct vehicle life cycle cost reduction idea generation and implementation.
Lead vehicle life cycle warranty investigations and countermeasure implementations.
Prepare and present development status and strategy plans to Senior Management.
Qualifications, skills training requirements

Engineering degree or equivalent.
Experience of Instrument Cluster, Head-Up Displays or Displays development within automotive industry.
Understanding of electrical theory related to the parts and connected circuits.
Familiar with software development and validation methods.
An understanding of LIN or CAN communication and tools.
Familiar with electrical architecture or other similar automotive architecture.
Experience of BOM management.
A selection of the following are required to fulfill the role successfully:

Understanding of manufacturing techniques used for the parts.
Experience of the parts cost drivers and budget setting.
Knowledge of 3D CAD tools.
There is an assumption that the candidate will have the following:

Well organised and a good communicator.
Have supplier management experience.
Able to travel in the UK and abroad sometimes at short notice, typically for a few days to 2 weeks.
Competent with PC applications (MS office etc).
To apply for this role please send your CV to (url removed)

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business
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