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  • Job reference: RMS0141898

Project Engineer - Body - 26337

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/08/2014
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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:
A diverse Project Engineering role responsible for the specification and delivery of physical test vehicles and part vehicle rig properties for Body Engineering.

An understanding of automotive body and trim content and the associated test requirements is fundamental to success in this role.

The role has two main phases; planning and delivery, which are detailed below;

Planning: Derive the physical test requirements for new model programmes based on the holistic Body Engineering requirement. Support the identification of Body Engineering components required for engineering sign-off of physical tests Liaison across Body Engineers / Test Engineering / Programme Management and Supply chain in order to ensure that the component requirement has been fully realised and understood. Interrogation of 3D mock-up tools (Vis Mock-up / Digital Buck) in order to drive the correct part requirement for testing. Creation of exploded diagrams for clarity in discussions with others Consolidate and sustain a full cost of Bill of Materials that supports the test requirements, using a large matrix managed in MS Excel Identifying opportunities to reduce cost where necessary (including the development of unique, reduced cost, high level assembly specifications) Arrange and attend meetings as necessary, to ensure requirements are understood, Own and agree with all parties the test plan, ensure correct parts are ordered and delivered according to this plan.

Delivery: Working at pilot production plant with Manufacturing, New Model Programmes, Engineering and Logistics personnel to ensure properties are built to specification and transport is arranged appropriately. Ensuring timely delivery of parts and assemblies to end customers for further testing.

May be required to work at other sites

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Computer literacy essential.
Detailed knowledge of MS Office Excel is essential.
Knowledge and practical experience of 3D mock-up tools such as Vis-Mockup / Digi-buck to view, manipulate and display parts in an assembly.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Self-confidence and self-motivated to deliver with minimum supervision.
Ability to lead planning activities with other departments.
Ability to work within a team to resolve issues
A 'passion for the product'
Valid UK Driving Licence
Experience of working with vehicle Bills of Material and / or automotive manufacturing experience
Experience of programme or project management, meeting demanding timescales, budget control and cost effective delivery.
Body and Trim Engineering knowledge, and / or Test Experience in the Body Test domain

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Test / Development experience ideally within the automotive sector or adjacent industries, e.g. rail, aerospace, defence, energy etc.
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