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Project Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/01/2018
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
Position Description:

Prototype Vehicle Operations, Planning team are a department with a very important role in the creation of prototype vehicles. We are responsible for X1, M1 & VB prototype vehicle delivery as well as general PD prototyping support. The planning team is often seen as the 'gatekeeper' between the wider business and Prototype Vehicle Operations. We create, in conjunction with programme & VE teams, the strategy for successful protoype builds and are currently in an exciting time whilst JLR expands its product portfolio. The team is responsible for X1, M1 & VB vehicle build planning, CCR and PPIR delivery as well as vehicle scheduling and BOM creation/maintenance. The role will allow the successful applicant to gain exposure to the wider business whilst being responsible for the planning of X1, M1 & VB builds, well in advance of the build start and into build.


1. Self-motivated, enthusiastic, pro-active (demonstrating initiative with ability to work independently)

2. Good project management skills (thorough and logical approach to issues, good attention to detail)

3. Excellent communication skills, PC literate (especially MS Excel and Project)

Experience Required:

Self-motivated, enthusiastic, pro-active, demonstrating initiative with ability to work independently. Good project management skills, thorough and logical approach to issues, good attention to detail. Excellent communication skills, PC literate, especially MS Excel. Capable of representing Prototype Ops. in meetings at all levels with confidence and credibility. Flexible with respect to travel (Gaydon, Ryton & Whitley primarily but potential travel to Solihull). Full driving license.

Experience Preferred:

Knowledge of vehicle systems and BOM. Knowledge of PCDS (Product Creation & Delivery System). Prototype build process understanding desirable but not essential. Knowledge of Product Development structure and processes. System understanding of GPIRS / WERS / WIPS/ PPIR RADS would be desirable. Candidates should ideally be educated to degree level, although relevant experience considered.

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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