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  • Job reference: RMS0142719

Project Engineer - 26414

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/05/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (01/07/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
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:
Special Vehicle Operations, operates as a nimble business within a business and is focused towards increasing profitability through leveraging our customers¿ desire to personalize their vehicles. Key strategic elements include:
Pushing the boundaries of the brands to create high premium niche halo performance & luxury vehicles.
Developing a range of option packs to enhance the sporting and lifestyle attributes of our vehicle range
Enhancing the premium customer experience through vehicle personalisation and exclusivity
As a Project Engineer within Special Vehicle Operations you will be responsible for ensuring innovation studies deliver products, ranging from vehicle accessories to whole vehicle limited editions, defining to engineering concepts, investment requirements, tracking of project timelines and leading hand over activities to the engineering delivery team.
You will need to coordinate all necessary actions within the division working across functional areas such as engineering, manufacturing, finance, sales and marketing, as well as liaise with other divisions and external suppliers.
You will need to lead the resolution of cross-functional issues and report the project status to management on a regular basis via a range of communication channels including project team meetings and gateway status papers.
Excellent knowledge of project management tools and methods.
Good working knowledge of automotive vehicle systems eg. vehicle accessories, vehicle exteriors, vehicle interiors, vehicle electrical systems, electronics, chassis and powertrain.
Good working knowledge of business case inputs, tools and calculations eg TFLE, PBT, IRR.
Good working knowledge of engineering principles relevant to the design, development, testing and manufacture of automotive products.
Good working knowledge of systems and tools used to develop engineering solutions eg CAD, CAE, FMEA, DFA.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential to liaising with a number of internal and external parties, and coordinating a wide range of cross-functional work tasks. PC Fluent (Email, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience of working in a technically biased project engineer role.
It is anticipated candidates with be educated to Degree Level, or HNC/ HND with significant experience.
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