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  • Job reference: RMS0163092

Engineer Project Powertrain- 29508

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Whitley
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/01/2016
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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:
This client is currently investing £1bn to develop its own family of engines to power the vehicles in its cycle plan, meet the fuel economy and emission legislation challenges set by government around the world, while keeping the leadership in performance. The first 4-cylinder Diesel engine has successfully been launched and now our plans are focused on growing a complete portfolio designed and manufactured engines. To support this growth we are now seeking a new addition to our team. The successful applicant will join the Powertrain Advanced Product Creation team to lead the early stages study of the new engine application in our wide vehicle line-up. The role offers an excellent opportunity to build-on and develop technical and commercial acumen whilst being at the forefront of Product Development in one of the worlds most exciting and evolving premium car manufacturers. Our department is responsible for the definition of the Powertrain between the unit Kick Off up until the unit Program Strategy gateways. Key challenges within Powertrain APC Programmes are to ensure all future products have the correct system configurations to achieve market leading competitiveness with delivery on time and to budget within the attributes target, including the weight.

Skills Required:
* Position Description continued: Key principles within the departments are:
* Support of the Powertrain organisation in meeting the needs for future products with proven technical feasibility (in terms of attribute status and design direction) and commercial readiness (meeting investment and material cost targets)
* Safeguard the quality of new programme deployment and technical solution generation through disciplined adherence to the Product Creation System (PCS) process
* Be embedded within Powertrain to ensure intrinsically linked from strategy to implementation
* Collaborative working with Vehicle, PT Systems Engineering, Package and Attribute programme teams as well as other Delivery departments to ensure a constructive resolution of cross-system configuration issues
* Continuously improve the Process and adapt it to the specificity of the Projects


* Team management Experience within vehicle engineering (package) or powertrain
* Good communication, interpersonal skills, self-confidence
* A 'passion for the product'

Experience Required:

* Customer oriented - good understanding of the attributes interaction and of the system engineering - ability to deliver with minimum supervision - ability to lead the resolution of technical and process issues within a Project Team environment - a good working knowledge of PCDS is essential

Experience Preferred:

Experience of working on Powertrain Systems within the Automotive industry - experience of Program/Project and Team management, - experience of Process improvement and team organisation build-up

Education Required:
Degree qualified

Additional Information :
The role is principally based at Whitley but travel to support our other Midlands based sites will be required. Candidates must have a full driving license -

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