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Project Engineer - Body BOM & Parts - 22170

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/02/2013
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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:
Position Description:
- Identification and compilation of all parts / assemblies (including part built vehicles) required for engineering sign-off of Body Engineering components achieved by understanding the tests required and liaison with engineers, test engineers and suppliers
- Production of full ""exploded view"" visuals of parts from CAD (using associated visualisation tools such as Vis Mock-up / Digital Buck) for clarity in discussions with others
- Consolidating a full cost status of these parts and assemblies, and identifying opportunities to reduce cost where necessary (including the development of unique, reduced cost, high level assembly specifications
- Working in conjunction with engineers, Purchasing, MP&L and suppliers to procure all parts and assemblies, including ensuring requirements are correctly loaded to ordering system, progressing orders with suppliers etc.
- Identification of any unique packaging requirements
- Management of timely delivery of parts and assemblies to end customers for test, including working at pilot production plant with Manufacturing, New Model Programmes and MP&L personnel to ensure properties are built to specification and arranging transport.
- Leading and attending meetings with - Programme Team to ensure Body Engineering requirements are understood and are included within programme budget and prototype build plans etc.
- Test and development engineers and component engineers to discuss and agreed Body test plan
- New Model Programmes and MP&L to ensure correct parts are ordered and delivered when required
- Suppliers to ensure requirements are understood and parts / assemblies are delivered when required
- Managing the progress of multi-use properties (including Trim test vehicles) in line with test plan
- Managing the build of aluminium fixtures for development and test e.g. door & tailgate sealing, drop-glass test etc.
- Managing and coordinating properties for legal witness testing.

Skills Required:
- Able to demonstrate the ability to lead the resolution of issues within a team environment with the ability to lead planning activities with other departments.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, self confidence, a 'passion for the product' and self motivated to deliver with minimum supervision.
- Applicants need to be computer literate, particularly in Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint & Word.
- Demonstrable ability to be self-motivated and pro-active, with the ability to work independently from direct supervision.
- Any person supplied should have a valid UK driving licence and meet the medical requirements of the company facilities

Experience Required:
- Experience of program or project management, meeting demanding timescales, budget control and cost effective delivery.
- An understanding of vehicle Bills of Material "

Experience Preferred:
- Test / Development experience ideally within the automotive sector or adjacent industries, eg rail, aerospace, defence, energy etc

Education Required:
- Ideally educated to a minimum of degree level in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent technical subject.
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