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  • Job reference: RMS0167316

Project Engineer - Business Office - 30355

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/07/2016
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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:
To support delivery of the business plan targets the key deliverables and skills required are:
• Facilitate Design and Non Design idea generation events and generation of specific commodity cost gap analysis.
• Lead and project manage cross functional teams to develop and deliver commodity plans and/or design actions with minimum supervision, ensuring all areas of the business are fully integrated with the change.
• Develop engineering solutions with the specific aim of reducing the cost of the component / assembly.
• Compile data & presentation material for Vehicle Line Business Reviews / CBP / CoC Reviews / Product Design Reviews.
• Develop project business cases with Engineering / Purchase / Programme / Finance and manage through to funding approval.
• Represent the department at periodic presentations to Senior client Management including the CEO.
• Support future programme development to ensure cost and weight targets are delivered
• Working with the engineering centres of competence to develop value added opportunities and drive through to approval
• Data analysis and reporting of all engineering change ideas prior to approval.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
3 Key Skills:
1) Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with colleagues to leverage knowledge and experience.
2) Tenacity and steadfastness to follow through and complete delivery, using initiative to find solutions.
3) Computer literate including being fully proficient in MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint and some understanding of Project.

• Familiarity with change management and new product introduction processes
• A good level of data analysis and interpretation.
• A good general knowledge of vehicle / component design and / or manufacture.
• A confident communicator with the ability to present at all levels within the organisation.
• Valid UK driving licence.
• Robust understanding of TVM / Lean work streams and an understanding of total cost engineering.
• Experience of cost reduction initiatives, tools and techniques including commodity cost benchmarking or idea generation activities.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
A level of negotiation skills.
Degree level education.

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