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Senior Production Engineer


Banbury, Oxfordshire, England

Pe Office

Date Posted:

29th May 2024


Advanced Technology



Job Type:




Senior Production Engineer

Prodrive Advanced Technology (AT) operates across a wide range of industries including automotive, defence, marine and renewable energy. We specialise in the design, development and integration of electromechanical control systems, and mechanical system architectures for vehicles and other applications.

Applications range from high performance supercars and ultra-luxury passenger vehicles to the very latest in electric vehicle technology and government funded research programmes.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Production Engineer to lead the introduction of new production programmes from bid development to series production.

In this role you will drive and co-ordinate the planning and delivery of the Operations teams, including Build, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Planning and Material Management, in a fast paced and collaborative environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the introduction of new manufacturing programmes from bid development to series production, ensuring they deliver margin, quality and schedule targets.
  • Define and implement production programme timing, including milestones, gateways, and build schedule.
  • Drive the Manufacturing deliverables by management and leadership of cross functional teams
  • Responsible for co-ordinating the Production quality planning and quality control team to comply with all project requirements.
    • APQP - Advanced Product Quality Planning to verify product and process design, including supply chain planning
    • PPAP - Production Part Approval Process to verify Quality and capacity targets can be met with design and manufacturing processes
  • Working with Programmes and Delivery team to define Production requirements for new products, including facility tooling, direct & indirect labour, and facility layout for prototype and production manufacture
  • Responsible for resourcing planning for pre-production builds and production launch
  • Lead design/ manufacturing reviews and drive design teams to complete DFM to achieve build financial targets

Who are we looking for?

  • Engineering Degree or other relevant qualification
  • Proven experience of managing large and small manufacturing teams from concept through to production via APQP principles and achievement of PPAP
  • Technical proficiency in mechanical and electrical systems, with the ability to understand and interpret technical drawings, schematics, and specifications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across different teams and levels of the organization.
  • Experience in specification of new plant equipment and production tooling for low volume manufacture from conception to completion.
  • Experience of manufacturing process implementation and problem resolution with a focus on quality and continuous improvement.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify problems, analyze data, and implement effective solutions.

What can we offer you?

  • An attractive salary which will grow in line with your ongoing development and impact
  • 25 days holiday (which increases with long service) with an opportunity to purchase up to 15 extra days
  • Training opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Onsite subsidised staff restaurant
  • Car and pension salary sacrifice schemes
  • Cyclescheme
  • Exercise classes
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Consultations with our Fit 4 Life expert
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Exclusive company discounts
  • Life assurance

We are an equal opportunities employer

At Prodrive we are committed to attracting and nurturing the best talent and creating an inclusive workplace. We value individual differences and diversity amongst all staff so that everyone has the widest opportunities to maximise their potential. We aim to ensure that no job applicant is placed at a disadvantage by practices or requirements which disproportionately impact protected groups and which are not justified by the demands of the job. If you feel you are right for this role, we welcome your application.

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