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Supplier Quality Engineer- Body Structures

Job reference number: 756

(Can be based in Windlesham Surrey or Warwick)

Gordon Murray Automotive is a UK-based global luxury brand dedicated to creating and manufacturing the world’s greatest driving cars. These ultra-exclusive cars are engineered and designed without compromise to provide unrivalled driving experiences and driver-centric connection.

We are expanding the quality organisation, as part of this growth we have additional needs for supply quality engineers in the structures and body team. The role is integral to the design, development, and manufacturing of our exquisite performance cars. In this role you will be working with designers, engineers, suppliers, and manufacturing as an important individual contributor to a successful vehicle programmes. We encourage applicants with background and or experience of high performance, technology, aerospace as well as automotive.


  • Complete the supplier quality activity throughout the product lifecycle from concept through to production and service life
  • Responsible for working with and developing the supplier, including DFM, so that they deliver to time cost and quality, throughout the programme to ensure the parts are approved and ready for customer vehicles
  • Responsible for quality manufacturing activity with supplier and identification of critical and significant characteristics and ensure that these are identified and managed by the supplier
  • Be on site at supplier as required to ensure outgoing parts are supplied to specification
  • Support the supplier in achieving part approval and communicate status of PPAP, including reviewing and approving first article inspection (FAIR) by supplier prior to shipment
  • Responsible for the relevant part quality plans (PQP), working with the engineers and supplier to ensure part is fully approved through design manufacturing and verification and validation.
  • Act as centre of excellence for root cause analysis and corrective actions of quality issues and perform verification of corrective actions at supplier within the contracted time scales using 8D and SCAR methodology
  • Support, lead and where relevant sign off engineering change management process
  • Report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for suppliers (PPM, etc)
  • Management of supplier quality concerns through SCAR and 8D processes in agreed time scales to enable parts to be supplied to maintain build
  • Conduct supplier approval and supplier process audits at suppliers, to support continual improvement and nomination processes, including the supplier business management system capability to ISO 9001, IATF16949

 Experience and Qualifications:

  • Degree or Equivalent in engineering, science or numerical discipline
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes used in structures, body or composites, experience of, or understanding of paint or external finishing would be a significant advantage
  • Experience of working in a stand-alone SQE role, experience of designing or developing relevant processes would be a significant advantage
  • Experience of working in engineering or technology role in a relevant industry with a proven record of meeting needs of Internal and External customers
  • Experience of APQP or similar quality integration into project delivery processes with new model introduction requirements
  • External Auditor experience is essential, ideally qualified external auditor to ISO9001, IATF16949 or equivalent
  • Experience of using a Lean Six Sigma approach with fundamental understanding of process capability, ideally with at least green qualification. Good understanding of metrology techniques and equipment and GD&T would be an advantage
  • Must be able understand and interpret engineering drawings, with experience of using
  • Competent in standard MS Office packages, advanced Excel skills would be an advantage. Additional development of databases or data analysis using python would be highly regarded
  • Ability to Travel in the UK and internationally as required. (Most of our supplier base is in the UK)

What’s on Offer:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Private Medical Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Holiday Loyalty Bonus Scheme
  • Enhanced Personal Pension Plan
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Recruitment Referral Incentive Scheme
  • Parking Onsite

Gordon Murray Group is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, medical history, race, marital status, genetic information or parental status. We strive to promote a workplace that celebrates diversity and encourages individuals to express their opinions and beliefs.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application.

All applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.

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