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  • Job reference: RMS0179785

Project Engineer - Powertrain Systems

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/05/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
Reporting to the Powertrain Project Leader, the successful candidate will join the team to support the delivery of our exciting new vehicle projects which feature all Powertrain system types. This will be a long term contract initially until March 2018 with the potential to be renewed yearly.

Key Tasks:
- Ensure resolution of engineering issues and support analysis of the solutions available to meet customers¿ requirements.
- Responsible for maintenance of the Bill of Materials and ensuring its completeness
- Manage programme finances to an agreed target, including initial investment, material costs and facility requirements.
- Author formal gateway documentation including gateway approval presentations and content letters
- Manage key performance indicators; closely monitoring financial, sourcing and technical status to targets.
- Reporting this information to key stakeholders both within and outside the Powertrain department, including senior management.


1)Able to lead multi-functional teams to resolve complex technical issues, achieving the best outcome for the customer. Working in a team environment and interface directly to the attribute teams, component areas, manufacturing and marketing, sales and service to resolve key technical & financial issues
2)Must be enthusiastic, with a positive approach and with the ability to proactively communicate within and outside of the department.
3)Experience of and previous application of the product creation lifecycle. Understanding of the methods to reduce and remove risk from its delivery

Experience Required:

- Effective communication skills with the ability to listen actively and comfortable to present to all levels of the business
- Experience in processing significant amounts of data using Microsoft Excel / PowerPoint /Google Sheets to carry out Business and Financial analyses
- Experience of project management within an engineering discipline, generation of project timing including critical path analysis and risk mitigation
- Highly motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision
- A passion for process excellence and Project delivery
- A strong influencer and negotiator and able to manage conflict in a positive manner

Experience Preferred:

- Experience of Creation and Delivery of Technology, Systems and Products, ideally within the Automotive Sector Knowledge of some or all of: Mild Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicle Technologies
-Able to challenge experts to achieve positive outcomes
- A passion for engineering and the Automotive sector
- Educated to a degree level, or equivalent, in a related Mechanical or Automotive discipline.
Education Required:

Additional Information :
The Role is principally based at Gaydon Engineering Centre, but meeting support at other JLR Midlands facilties will be required. Candidate must have a full (preferably clean, UK) driving license

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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