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Project Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/03/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
The successful applicant will join a team of build engineers and lead build engineers planning and executing prototype engine builds to internal and external customers. They will be supported with in the team by a lead build engineer to delivery varying projects of prototype engines. They will be heavily involved in gathering information on engineering issues, involving all relevant stakeholders to a satisfactory resolution, also resolving parts and fixings issues. They will support the build teams focusing on workflow quality, product improvement and timely delivery. They will interface with complex cross functional teams, this includes: build and test facility support teams, the customer / stakeholder groups, external agencies and organisations. A number of other IT related tasks and functions are supported within this remit.

To plan and deliver assigned prototype engine build project activities in accordance with the master plan. To ensure engine build, strip, investigation/resolution activities are completed in accordance with the master plan. To maintain, manage and promote the JLR High Performance Business Behaviour Framework in line with HR policy and procedures. To formally raise and manage all issues encountered to all parties concerned in accordance with established quality procedures. Ensure that products are completed to the exacting standard & delivered to all customers in a timely manner as business needs dictate. To support the lead build engineer and management with any other tasks.

3 key skills required:

1. Detailed knowledge petrol & diesel engines Apprenticeship or NVQ Level 3 in an automotive

2. Experience of coordinating activities to meet program / project deliverables.

3. Computer literate, including Microsoft Office competency to produce plans, presentations, graphs, processes, googlemail, googledocs

Experience Required:

Planning, Co-ordination and control to ensure timely delivery of development parts. A good understanding of prototype engine and vehicle build procedures. Management and co-ordination of multiple workshop activities. Familiarity with quality systems and fault reporting methods. Familiarity with Bill of Material (BoM) . Ability to interpret engineering drawings and create machining / fabrication requests. Good communication skills. A full UK driving license with less than 6 penalty points, no disqualification, 2 years accident free record.

Experience Preferred:

User knowledge of FMS, GPIRS, WERS & Falcon system knowledge. Previous experience of leading a team and the implementation of lean tools and processes. Knowledge of Jaguar Land Rover or other original equipment manufacturer (OEM) product creation systems. Training and application of problem solving tools, i.e. six sigma, 8D. Ideally with a degree or Level 5 qualification in either leadership or engineering. If they do not possess a degree or a Level 5 qualification they should be willing to obtain it within three years of beginning the role.

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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