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  • Job reference: RMS0212013

Fleet Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/06/2019
  • Duration: dec 2019 (ext. poss)
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The Role:
The Fleet Engineer is responsible for the organisation, control, update and optimizing the utilisation of product vehicles in line with Certification and Homologation programme requirements, enabling the Technical Conformity Team to successfully deliver full Market Approval for all projects.

Scope of the Role:
1. Engineering Projects Support
a) Procure up to date project plans from local teams, produce local vehicle usage plans in line with all Certification Test and Homologation requirements.
b) Determine vehicle specification requirements and liaise with appropriate vehicle providers to facilitate and ensure vehicle availability in line with project requirements.
c) Facilitate internal vehicle usage meetings.
d) Support cross functional vehicle usage meetings as required, both internal and external to department.
e) Co-ordinate and support both on site and off site vehicle activities as necessary

2. Co-ordination of Vehicle Concerns and Update Requirements
a) Co-ordinate resolutions to project vehicle concerns.
b) Determine vehicle modifications, such as Client Integration Level update requirements and liaise with relevant supplier to administer any changes in line with functional requirements.
c) Facilitate the successful planning and management of non BIL synchronization point vehicle updates.
d) Co-ordinate vehicle handover process between department and relevant functional representatives.

3. Acquisition and Disposal of Vehicles
a) Co-ordinate high level vehicle planning in line with usage requirements.
b) Co-ordinate new vehicle acquisition.
c) Support the de-fleet process by handing back vehicles to relevant owner or agreed user, in line with prior vehicle usage and planning agreements

4. Co-ordination of Vehicle Sign-off Procedure
a) Work within a multi-disciplinary team to deliver solutions for sign-off & release in a timely manner, ensuring each vehicle is fit for purpose in line with Certification requirements.
b) Co-ordinate activities with the vehicle users to ensure security regulations are maintained during the testing of project sensitive vehicles.
c) Co-ordinate resolutions to vehicle issues identified, ensuring vehicles are fit for purpose in line with testing and Certification requirements

5. Planning and Reporting
a) Produce regular vehicle usage report, recognizing all planned / revised and actual vehicle usage requirements are monitored and maximized.
b) Organize effective distribution and collection of documentation in line with vehicle usage requirements, ensuring adherence to latest policies / guidelines.
c) Co-ordinate vehicle servicing requirements with vehicle owner, ensure quality levels are maintained, monitor and ensure adherence to company (Fleet) and legal requirements such as MOT, warranty history and road fund license records.
d) Comply with Engineering "best practice" processes and ensure TS16949 Compliance.
e) Co-ordinate logbook process in line with central fleet processes.

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Full, clean UK driving licence
* Engineering degree preferable but not essential

Skills and Experience:
* Experience and a track record in delivery of Engineering solutions
* A working knowledge of Engineering and Manufacturing processes
* A working knowledge of design performance standards and test methods
* Computer literate in Microsoft Office
* Demonstrable administrative experience, ability to work independently and proactively
* Demonstrable experience of communicating effectively at all levels
* Self-motivated and flexible with good attention to detail
* Project management knowledge beneficial but not essential
* German speaking preferred but not essential

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.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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