Lead Engineer - Mechanical Special Vehicle Development

Special Vehicle Development (SVD) is an Engineering and Project Management department within GTT Vehicle Engineering that develops niche vehicles. We support business development of our brands on a local basis by providing suitable engineering support for vehicle customization and low volumes niche vehicles development. Driven by the lean development spirit and focused on time to market, our activities are project management, vehicle architecture, cab, chassis, electronic developments, and coordination of engineering and manufacturing partners.
Our challenges include satisfying the needs of our customers while meeting quality requirements, time to market, features, and cost targets at complete vehicle level. We are using specific global Special Vehicles processes, organization, and governance to secure short time to market and reduced development cost.
We achieve this by:
  • Focusing actions and projects to fill customers’ demands
  • Providing solutions to complex tenders and support unique brand offer
  • Installing alternative driveline and fuel economy solutions
We are now seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineering – Special Vehicle Development in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Job Summary
This outlines the responsibilities, authorities and competence requirements for a Mechanical Engineer within Special Vehicle Development a function of Vehicle Engineering.
Accountabilities/Responsibilities
Core Responsibilities
  • Lead and consolidate the entire technical proposal related to the product to be developed including risk management, engineering budget, product development, technical commitment, etc.
  • Work in close connection to Group Truck Operations both while preparing the technical solution and during the project execution
  • Responds to technical reports and provide corrective solutions and recommendations resulting from validation activities
  • Performs design, coordinate testing/validation and/or technical leadership of development projects within area of assignment: with an emphasis placed on accuracy; accountability/ownership; adherence to formal internal and external standards, procedures and processes; and accurate, acceptable documentation and report writing
  • Completes the design, installation and documentation of vehicle systems and components
  • Driving the implementation of the technical solution into customer applications
  • Work closely with supplier for development components
  • Engineering documentation of drawings and specifications
  • To execute Projects with QDCF (Quality, Delivery, project and product Cost, Feature)
  • Coordinate with cross functional teams and work with a global network of people within Product Development, Purchasing, Global Manufacturing and Aftermarket
Drive partner when requested:
  • Define the project scope
  • Define the product features
  • In cooperation with the partner, define and drive the project time plan
  • Define and drive the project cost
  • Engineering cost for the partner
  • Engineering cost for SVD
  • Manage engineering cost for partnerships (i.e. alternate engineering sites, work packages, supplier development)
  • Define and anchor (with the customer) the vehicle diversity
  • You are responsible to manage the partner and its deliverables
  • Project Management experience, training or certification preferred
Additional Information
Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills
  • Minimum of BS Engineering ( Mechanical or Electro-Mechanical preferred)
  • Master of Science preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in an engineering environment with 6 years of automotive or heavy truck engineering
  • Experience with entire technical proposal related to the product to be developed including risk management, engineering budget, product development, technical commitment, etc.
  • Experience with design, testing/validation and/or development projects
  • Knowledge of PLM/PDM software a plus
  • Must have experience with CAD tools (Pro E/Creo)
  • FEA Knowledge/experience a plus
  • Skilled in developing low level specifications and managing external development a plus
  • Knowledge of legal/regulatory requirements especially for US Market
  • Must have experience with Vehicle Architecture, Geometry Architecture and Geometry Assurance
  • Must have experience with special vehicles/customer adaptation/full build vehicle projects
  • Chassis Equipment and Transport Adaptation Knowledge/experience
  • Project Management training with experience a plus
Leadership Competencies
  • Action Oriented
  • Collaborates
  • Decision Quality
  • Customer Focus
  • Values Differences
Behavioural Competencies
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Drives Results
  • Organizational Savvy
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Nimble Learning
Reports to: Group Manager Special Vehicle Development

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