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  • Job reference: RMS0187915

Project Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/11/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (28/12/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Role:
Position Description:

Prime interface to the vehicle line programme team, working for the Programme Leader. Responsible for achieving COC deliverables in specific project . Ensures content is aligned and compatible at a COC level with project requirements for quality, cost & time. - Manage the team in the planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of requirements to support the specific Project using Product Development System principles in conjunction with other company processes as required - Negotiate/ agree on targets for the modules - Ensure all project deliverables and requirements are monitored, delivered and reported accurately and on time at each gateway and organise & 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, including virtual build, physical build and launch support - Represent Powertrain in external communication and status reporting, providing a coherent status for the CoC into the VPD. - Lead and manage input to weekly Programme Steering Team and Vehicle Integration Team meetings 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, Product Strategy, Advanced Product Creation and Marketing to ensure the project delivers the expected prescribed product actions in a robust manner Input to the resolution of AIMs issues and closure

3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED:

1)Knowledge of product development processes and PCDS principles. Experience of metric and reporting delivery to support project delivery

2)Good understanding of project management principles, meeting demanding timescales and budget control and target management

3)Ability to interface and communicate at all levels

Experience Required:

Degree Qualified (Bachelors minimum) - Capability and desire to influence others - An interest in process improvement - Computer literate in Google, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Experience Preferred:

Engineering Degree Qualified - Good knowledge of powertrain systems - Experience of the automotive industry - Experience leading technical / process issues with cross functional teams - Full and valid UK or European driving licence

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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