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Powertrain Project Leader

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/07/2018
  • Duration: uk
  • Time left:
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    (24/08/18)
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Powertrain Project Leader
Project Engineer
Division: Power/Train
Location: West Midlands

Position Description:
Manage the Powertrain Module Engineers / Lead Engineers in the planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of requirements to support the Project using Product Development System principles in conjunction with other company processes as required.
* Key role is the management of the cost & timing and robust Engineering release of the various Powertrain commodities from a Powertrain project leadership overview.
* Ensure all project deliverables and requirements are monitored, delivered and reported accurately and on time at each gateway and organise and lead appropriate interim review events (e.g. VPD / CFE reviews)
* Manage conflict and issue resolution internal to the Centre of Competence and cross function
* Monitor Powertrain performance and lead / facilitate or escalate cross module / cross CoC problem resolution on all project aspects of content delivery
* Represent Powertrain in external communication and status reporting, providing a coherent status for the CoC into the VPD
* Lead and manage input to weekly Powertrain Programme Steering Team and provide concise status reports for Programme Steering Team meeting and drive the team in the use of tools and processes to manage the completion of deliverables for programme unit gateways
* Work closely with other CoCs, Finance, Timing, Purchasing , Vehicle team to ensure the project delivers the expected prescribed product actions in a robust manner

Skills Required:
1) Experience of programme or project management, achieving programme critical deadlines, budget control and cost effective delivery essential.
2) Good communication, interpersonal skills, self-confidence and self-motivation are the personal qualities needed to succeed in this high pressure environment, being able to deliver with minimum supervision - working under own initiative.
3) Knowledge of Product Development processes and principles are essential in order to support the review and approval of feasible product actions to ensure robust implementation and compatibility with downstream systems through to production.

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.

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