Head of R&D

Company: CV-Library
Job type: Full-time
60,000 - 75,000 GBP/Year

Following extensive investment, our client is looking for a Head of Research and Development to manage the R&D project pipeline and the new R&D facility based near Rugby.

The company is a well-established, highly successful company that provides a complete aftermarket solution to the commercial vehicle, bus and coach markets.

This is seen as a significant next step in their growth as a complete aftermarket solution provider and you would be pivotal in the success of the new role and facility.

The key responsibilities of the role:

* Design technical solutions, specifically centred around electric and hybrid vehicle driveline systems

* Driveline system design and build from ground up, reverse engineered or existing OE conversions

* Deliver clear solutions planning from concept & Inception, through project and supplier management to serial production and on road release

* The Planning, design, building and qualification of inhouse test equipment for all projects built.

* Provide solutions and hands on input into the quality aspects of serially produced product.

* Provide solutions and hands on input into Warranty investigations, and provide recommendations on product improvement

* Creation and presentation of any recommendations within the legal & compliance area.

* Creation and presentation of the above commercial opportunities to the board in a business case format.

* Creation of training materials and SOPs in line with product release and internal quality requirements.

* Control of all costs and presentation of all expenditure requests to the Board

* Awareness of technological movements within our current and prospective markets

* Awareness of Legislative movements within our current and prospective markets

* Awareness of vehicle park movements within our current and prospective markets

Key Success Measures:

* R&D Project/Product hand-off rate

* Manufacturing quality and product relevance

* Manufacturing efficiency

Knowledge And Experience Required:

* Driveline development – HGV/PCV markets desirable

* Electric / Hybrid vehicle

* Battery Management and integration

* Vehicle electronic control systems

* CAN system development and engineering

* System and component design

* Team and project management

This is an exciting time to be joining the company in such a pivotal phase of expansion and in such a pivotal position which is needed for the success in this phase.

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