Integration Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Nairobi

Published

08/09/2018

Application Deadline

09/29/2018

Address

Nairobi
Nairobi
Kenya

Description

Overview

Designed, engineered and built in Kenya, Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. Versatile, rugged and durable, it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.

We are seeking to hire an exceptional Engineer interested in a truly unique entrepreneurial opportunity to create impact on a global scale as part of our Technical Team.


Responsibilities

The Technical team ensures that Mobius Motors has selected and developed the optimum technological solution to maximise the value and benefit of our product offering to our customers. This encompasses the following areas:

 Innovation: Strategic selection and application of existing and new technology in a new manner to address challenging product development needs

 Design & Development: Utilisation of lean and agile design & development best practices to efficiently introduce new products & solutions quickly and robustly

 Capability: Development of the right technological knowhow both internally & externally (through partners) to allow pushing the boundary of capable product development goals


Every member of the Technical team takes responsibility for supporting the business needs above, which may require expanding responsibilities as needed, additional learning, and tackling new professional challenges beyond what is reflected in this Job Description.


Functional Areas Responsibilities


1.Design

 Requirements Development: Ensure team develops detailed requirements documents to support component and system sourcing and development

 CAD Models & Drawings Development: Ensure team produce accurate and timely 3D and 2D designs

 Design Principles Adherence: Implement Design for Assembly and manufacture and Mobius design principles

 Design Review Process: Ensure comprehensive design development & review process is followed ensuring adequate review and sign-off from Commercial, Production and Quality. Ensure use of FMEA tools to develop robust designs. Work with team to resolve any design conflicts


2. Project management

 Development Timeline: Manage vehicle development project to meet vehicle performance and timeline targets. Ensure alignment with DVP timelines

 Team Work Plans: Plan project design work to meet project timelines with sufficient breakdown to individual engineers work plans 

 Risk Management: Proactively manage and communicate system design project risk:

o Assess risks

o Plan for risks

o Implement and measure risk actions

 Communication: Maintain up to date project plans and communicate with team on changes

 Issues Escalation: Provide regular adequate project and design status summary to senior management for review and escalation


3. People Management & Learning

 Team management: Effectively manage design engineers to ensure high productivity and engagement to deliver desired work activities  

 Team performance: Regularly report to senior management on status and issues

 Team Training and Capacity Building: Proactively and intentionally improve engineering and team skills through books, training courses and other means. Empower and increase technical and professional capacity of design engineers. 

Analysis

 CAE Analysis: Review and direct CAE analysis


4. Supply Chain Support

 Supplier Development: Oversee support of supply chain with technical advice and requirement documents including support for overseas visits to suppliers as required

 Supplier Design Issues Support: Engage with suppliers and supply chain team to find technical solutions

Prototype Builds

 Vehicle Build Support: Assist timely completion of prototype builds where possible

Verification, Validation and Testing

 Testing Support: Support development of test strategy and optimisation of DVP for programme goals of early issue discovery

 Test Issue Resolution: Mentor and lead problem solving with Engineers based on test issues generation


5. Production Troubleshooting

 Production Implementation: Support planning of vehicle system production and assembly

 Production Ramp up Support: Responsible for technical team solving production ramp up issues

 Continuous Improvement: Generate and implement ideas to improve manufacturability

Documentation

 CAD Data Management: Ensure all vehicle product data is maintained in appropriate systems

o BOM

o PLM

 Design Data Management: Ensure storage of engineering analysis, supplier technical information etc. along with company policy


Qualifications

Knowledge, skills and any other information required to be successful in this role.

Knowledge & Skills Description:

Academic & Professional Qualifications

 Bachelor degree (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering or similar


Functional Knowledge & Skills

 10+ years related experience in automotive product design/development engineering

 Proficiency in SolidWorks, CATIA or AutoCAD

 Strong fundamental engineering and physics expertise

 Strong system knowledge both theoretical and practical

 Knowledge and experience of verification, validation and test strategy design

 Passion for prototype development and a pragmatic attitude

 Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team

 Extreme patience and a good sense of humour 

 Excellent oral and written communication skills

 Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others

 High level of analytical and problem solving skills


General

 Experience of managing technical teams and delivering projects

 Proven project management skills

 Ability to self-manage; taking ownership of projects: budgeting, work planning, resource management and reporting

 A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setback

 Reliable, diligent and hard-working team player

Benefits

Competitive remuneration and benefits provided.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in written and spoken English

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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