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  • Job reference: RMS0181639

Launch Engineer - 32181

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/06/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/07/17)

The Role:
Position Description:
A Launch Engineer with experience in Exterior Systems is required to work for a leading automotive OEM. The position will be a contract role based in Gaydon, Warwickshire with regular travel to Europe being required. You will be responsible for successfully leading a team of Engineers to deliver a major vehicle programme through to Job #1.

Skills Required:
3 KEY SKILLS Experience during the launch phase of automotive projects. Experience of working in an engineering environment leading the development of products. Experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team inc. Engineers, suppliers, manufacturing, marketing & design.

Experience Required:
"Proven Project management capability ¿ demonstrated by recent delivery on time & budget and capable of working in a reactive environment. Engineering knowledge of Exterior trim component design, function, performance, production & manufacturing requirements. Excellent communication and presentation skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate at all levels. PC Literacy ¿ Microsoft Project, Power Point, Excel, Word etc. - able to assimilate large quantities of data. Significant experience in use of engineering tools ¿ FMEA, Six Sigma, problem resolution etc. Familiar with 8D process. Able to support launch phase in Europe at plant Graz and possibly tier 1 suppliers.

Experience Preferred:
"Ideally degree educated Preferably worked in a similar role in an OEM or in an automotive tier 1 supplier.

Additional Information :
Must be willing to travel to Europe, regularly, for extended periods to support launch phase of programme.

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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