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The POLYTEC GROUP is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality plastic parts, with over 3,600 employees worldwide. The Austria-based company is a full-service provider in the field of injection moulding, a specialist in fibre-reinforced plastics and a manufacturer of original accessory parts made of plastic and stainless steel.

We put our maxim PASSION CREATES INNOVATION into practice with absolute conviction and with such success that we are now enlarging our team. Therefore, we are looking for an employee (m/f/d) who is able to start work as a

Lead Engineer - Exterior Trim


as of now



As a Lead Engineer – Exterior Trim you will be responsible for leading the design and development of Exterior Trim systems at Polytec UK.  The role will require experience in developing Exterior Trim in a variety of materials depending on the customers requirements and our internal capabilities.  Based on our customers requirements you will be responsible for approving the initial concept layout to ensure the assembly meets the stiffness and durability conditions – ie solar loading, thermal expansion and high speed aerodynamic forces set out in the test plan.  While developing the concept layout it will be necessary to work with the manufacturing team to understand the optimum assembly process that can be achieved within the current manufacturing constraints and the production tooling engineers to ensure the single parts can be formed while meeting tough internal cost and weight targets.  This will be a leadership role but based on resources requirements it will be necessary to own your own project work ensuring a controlled production release to meet the project requirements, whilst ensuring your team also plan and meet the production release dates.


  • Ensure you work with the Polytec PEP Process, meeting the Gateway deliverables on time.
  • Provide resource plans to deliver the customer requirements in the RFQ.
  • Align the team resource to deliver future customer work and highlight areas where resource needs to be increased or reduced based on project requirements.
  • Ensure the development of ‘World Class’ Exterior Trim based on benchmark data, latest design innovation and CAE techniques.
  • Lead and manage the system DFMEA’s and support with the creation of the Test and Validation plan.
  • Develop the design to ensure it addresses all the failure modes highlighted in the DFMEA.
  • Provide technical support to your team when required and challenge the development process to ensure the delivery of ‘World Class’ Exterior Trim systems.
  • Work with the project team members to deliver a cross functional development process where the production release has been reviewed and approved cross functionally before the release date – including 2D drawings and tolerances where required.
  • Plan out the Prototype and Production Releases and ensure the dates are kept.
  • Use the Test and Validation plan as verification of the engineering design and not as a development phase.


  • Educated to degree level (preferably Masters) in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent NVQ Level 7 qualification.
  • Fellow or Chartered Member of an industry related Professional Body.
  • Minimum of 10 years working in business supporting a team of around 40 personnel
  • Experience in materials and Exterior Trim components.
  • Working in cross-functional teams / matrix organisations.
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
  • Proven project management and supplier experience.
  • Experience of operating and influencing at a strategic level.
  • Track record of successfully managing multiple large-scale projects.
  • Excellent level of detail, numeracy & accuracy.


An exciting employment in a dynamic industry, multifaceted challenges as well as both personal and professional development opportunities in a collegial working atmosphere. We also offer adequate remuneration in line with your realisation abilities and initiative level.

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Ruth Elizabeth Seabridge

HR Manager Bromyard and Telford www.polytec-group.com
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