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PKO Engineer (Cost Optimisation)

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/08/2019
  • Duration: on-going
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (11/10/19)
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Main Purpose of the Role

To facilitate the identification, evaluation and implementation of cost saving initiatives across multiple components in line with Company Planning Round requirements.

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.

Scope of the Role

- Plan and promote cost and weight optimisation idea generation events with Engineering Functions, suppliers and other company departments.
- Ability and experience to initiate and manage Supplier Workshops.
- Assess these optimisation initiatives for initial technical and commercial feasibility and coordinate activity across the company.
- Maximise Company benefit from Group PKO activities, through adoption of Group initiatives and processes.
- Accountable for the delivery of optimisation projects within budget and time to satisfy the company financial plans.
- Be able to travel with the UK and Europe
- Assist in the longer term education of the company to improve its cost and weight management techniques for future projects.

Qualifications & Experience

- Degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline
- Experience as an Engineer working on vehicle projects
- Proven track record of successful delivery of vehicle systems/features an engineer responsible for quality, cost and timely delivery in a new vehicle project, or as a Project Manager of smaller vehicle projects.
- Knowledge and experience with the European automotive sector a distinct advantage including German language skills.
- Project management skills required to lead and motivate cross-functional teams and deliver PKO projects.


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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