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  • Job reference: RMS0163051

Benchmark/Value for Money Project Engineer - 29730

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/01/2016
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (27/01/16)
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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.

The Role:
The role involves working as part of a small team that review and benchmark all outsource component test activities to ensure Value For Money.

The role involves the following:
Conduct complete analysis of component test activities i.e. quantities, cost,
Lead / support engineering discussions on component testing requirements.
Lead / support discussions with internal facility managers / team to ensure internal facilities are fully utilised.
Lead / support cost discussions with client test sites and client component suppliers.
Lead / support strategic discussions regarding component test requirements.
Deliver all required administration, task management and planning.
You may be required to travel within and outside of the UK.

3 KEY SKILLS A comprehensive knowledge of Automotive Engineering & Component Testing activities with a full understanding of functional, performance, climatic, reliability and compliance testing (this would have ideally come from working for a recognised test organisation or previous component engineer roles within the supply chain).
Excellent project management skills Good organisation and prioritisation skills with excellent attention to detail.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Relevant engineering qualification,, valid driving licence. Experience of a Component Rig Test Environment is a MUST with a full understanding of functional, performance, climatic, reliability and compliance testing (this would have ideally come from working for a recognised test organisation or previous component engineer roles within the supply chain).
Minimum of 5 years experience within a Test environment, ideally exposure within the Automotive Industry.
Good understanding of Automotive components from areas such as Body/Chassis/Powertrain and Electrical.
Previous experience of working in a team environment yet able to deliver excellent results with complete autonomy.
Experience of working to tight deadlines.
Experience in formulating test quotes against DVP requirements.
Has demonstrable excel spread sheet skills, and is comfortable presenting data at all levels.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Understanding of Body Engineering its components and test procedures is desirable.
Experience of Supplier management & negotiation is desirable.
Automotive Industry experience,
Be able to travel both within the UK and abroad.

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