GKN Principal Engineer Emerging Customers - Europe in Bruneck, Italy

Principal Engineer Emerging Customers - Europe

GKN Employees Only

Country: Italy

Work Location: Bruneck

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Serve as the technical interface for the global customer within the geographic area.

The Role could be based in Bruneck, Lohmar or Köping.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead the engineering representation at the customer according to global account strategy and product strategy.

  • Manage the C-stage engineering execution from C1 to SOP in compliance to customer requirements and milestones including change management.

  • Build and maintain customer relationships.

  • Provide technical leadership in programme reviews both at the customer and in internal reviews with geographical focus.

  • Manage VA/VE activities with customer to implementation.

  • Provide input to the Global Chief Engineer and Account team for development of the customer strategy and Driveline product plan.

  • Support Know How Transfer (KHT) for application task (C4 deliverables)

  • In agreement with the Global Chief Engineer:

  • Liaise with engineering site managers to ensure appropriate budgeting and resource planning of customer programme needs.

  • Regularly review resource allocation and utilization against budget for customer account programmes.

  • Propose in the region appropriate engineering structures to deliver customer requirements.

  • Lead and support the regional customer engineering team (Engineering Programme Managers, Platform Engineering Managers and Application Engineers).

  • Support manufacturing teams with technical and customer inputs in the product launch process.

  • Support VA/VE engineering activities.

Product Safety

  • Adhere to the GKN Product Safety Policy and Product Safety Procedure.

  • In addition to the role for all employees, the chief engineer has a special role during development to be the functional safety leader for the program.

  • Define, develop and set priorities for the elimination and/or prevention of defects related to product safety during the product development phase (fault prevention).

  • Lead DFMEA action plans to meet the Occurrence vs Severity risk matrix defined in GKN’s Special Characteristic Management procedure.

  • Implement Global Product and Process Centre (GPPC) DFMEA and design templates to ensure lessons learned are applied to new programs.

  • Implement immediate containment during PV when a PPSI is identified and lead the PPSI permanent corrective action process.

  • Ensures all product safety requirements have acceptable validation results prior to shipment of saleable product to GKN customers.

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.