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  • Job reference: RMS0161864

Electrical Engineering- 29523

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/12/2015
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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:
Interact with the Electrical Programmes group to establish timescales and deliverables in line with the PCDS process. Working with the system and controls engineers local and offshore software build teams to ensure timely delivery of software and hardware requirements, test plans and releases according to gateways. Define appropriate organisation and process for the project reviews (meeting structure, agenda, attendees) including Supplier, Finance, Purchasing and Manufacturing representation where required. Co-ordination of release activities with the ECU supplier and internal customers (chassis). Creating and managing timing plans and FIPs to support team deliverables and software integration activities, and supporting functional teams in the creation and maintenance of commodity plans. Management of local and company metrics and requirements cascade (AIMS, eFDVS/RMDV, Software Development Metrics). Manage timely investigation and closure of problems including appropriate escalation and reporting of issues, and build and launch support where required. Support process improvement and compliance activities for in-house software delivery process, including performing lessons learned activities to drive continuous improvement into local processes and standards. "

Experience Required:
3 key skills;
* A demonstrable track record of managing complex software and systems projects within an automotive setting
* Project Engineer (Automotive Systems) Skills and Experience.
* Prince 2, PMI and/ or Agile/ Scrum methodologies would be ideal

Education Required:

* This Project Engineer role carries responsibility for the estimation, planning, management and reporting on a full suite of software and systems solutions within a large, complex automotive environment.
* Experience of automotive solutions is essential. The role will involve interacting with multiple technical and managerial stakeholders, both internal and external, to capture system development requirements, price them and deliver the resultant projects within the required timeline.

Education Preferred:

* Own automotive project schedules and budgets.
* Manage software development and solutions teams within a matrix structure.
* Create detailed project plans.
* Capture initial requests and proposals for system changes and upgrades.
* Review project progress in weekly meetings with stakeholders and customers.
* Facilitate inter-departmental meetings with multi-supplier teams to track projects progress, risks and issues and report these weekly.
* Project Engineer (Automotive Systems)

Skills and Experience.

* In-depth experience of automotive systems and solutions.
* A demonstrable track record of managing complex software and systems projects within an automotive setting
* Strong estimating, planning and reporting skills.
* Experience in creating and managing software/ systems projects.
* Prince 2, PMI and/ or Agile/ Scrum methodologies would be ideal "

Additional Information :
This represents an excellent opportunity for a candidate with strong project management skills and a hands-on knowledge of software engineering in the automotive sector to have a major influence on a series of projects which are core to the development of new products and services across this global business.
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