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  • Job reference: RMS0152755

PKO Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/01/2015
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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.

The Role:
Main Purpose of the Role

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

Scope of the Role

- Plan and promote cost and weight optimisation idea generation events with Engineering Functions, suppliers and other company departments. Focus on initiating and managing further 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.
- Assist the PKO department with international business and language.
- 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.
- Fluency in German.
- 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.
- Project management skills required to lead and motivate cross-functional teams and deliver PKO projects.

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