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  • Job reference: RMS0157969

Project Engineer - Electrical - 29000

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/08/2015
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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:
Electrical Engineering has fiscal year targets to deliver Design Cost Down (DCD) savings on commodities year on year. Working as a Project Engineer in the DCD team as a champion for EE commodity groups DCD activities. Building relationships and promoting DCD to increase throughput of cost down projects with the target of ensuring EE has robust plans to meet year on year cost targets. Lead business approval for each project - requires interaction with finance , purchasing & product development teams to establish the full impact and viability (technical and financial). Progress and justify approvals with Engineers to approving authority, ensuring cost down milestones and related engineering/financial business processes are completed on time. Lead for EE in idea generation & commodity events with vehicle teams - collating and cascading ideas to EE team , ensuring all ideas are feasibility assessed and quickly actioned as DCD projects where appropriate. Generation and presentation of weekly report outs of projects progression through milestones and contribution to targets.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
3 Key Skills: Proven Project Management skills set ie Interpersonal , communication , problem solving , planning , influencing ,organising/facilitating, reporting and coordination of multiple worksteams. Generation of business cases with ability to identify key risks (minimise) and opportunities (maximise) for projects. Collation , generation, & presentation of detailed project/ financial status - using Micosoft office productivity software - Excel , Powerpoint, Word. Proven track record in delivering complex technical projects in a product development environment bimg capable of dealing with multiple workstreams. Be able to demonstrate experience in the financial & technical management of projects with examples of problem resolution, creativity & influencing of key financial and technical enablers in a complex (cross functional ) environment. Qualifications : Engineering degree.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Proven delivery of Design Cost Down / Total Value Management projects in an automotive development environment. Delivery of projects in development process environment. Experience of client's WERS, PACN systems. Electrical /Electronic degree.

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