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Instrument Cluster Principal Engineer

  • Location: Bedford, Bedford, England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: Up to £28.05 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 9 days ago

Morson is recruiting for an Instrument Cluster Principal Engineer based in Cranfield working for a large automotive client.


* Development of Instrument Cluster, Head-Up Displays and Displays to meet Nissan 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 Nissan 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.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 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 Nissan 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.


  • 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).