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  • Job reference: RMS0175123

Project Engineer (Engine/ Transmission) - 31739

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/01/2017
  • Duration: on going
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (17/02/17)
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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:
The Major Units (engine/transmission) engineer role offers an exciting opportunity to influence the future of company Powertrain products, build upon and consolidate existing technical, financial and project management skills in a fast moving environment, dealing with new state of the art technologies. In addition it also offers significant exposure to Powertrain and the wider Senior Management team.

3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED:
1)Experience of programme or project management, meeting demanding timescales, budget control and cost effective delivery essential
2) Good communication, interpersonal skills, self-confidence and self-motivation are the personal qualities needed to succeed in this high pressure environment, being able to deliver with minimum supervision.
3)Knowledge of Product Development processes and principles are essential in order to support the review and approval of feasible product actions to ensure robust implementation and compatibility with downstream systems through to production.

Experience Required: A good level of knowledge of Powertrain systems or Units (engines/transmissions) is essential. Experience of Programme or Project management, self-motivated, meeting demanding timescales, budget control and cost effective delivery essential Knowledge of Product Development processes and principles are essential in order to support the reviews and approval of feasible product actions to ensure robust implementation and compatibility with downstream systems through to production. Be able to demonstrate the ability to LEAD the resolution of technical and process issues within a cross functional Project Team environment, including the ability to represent the Powertrain Department within the wider engineering function.

Experience Preferred: Good communication skills, interpersonal skills and self-confidence are the personal qualities needed to succeed in this high pressure environment, being able to deliver with minimum supervision. Applicants need to be Computer literate in Google, PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Project. Regular inter-site travel means a valid UK or European driving licence is preferred.

Additional Information: A PT Major Units Project engineer within the PT APC team will be expected to take ownership and LEAD the following key responsibilities to ensure that the technical, functional and financial targets are achieved: Responsible for delivering initial convergence of the PTSE systems on four fronts: Concept packaging, Performance targets, Development and material cost targets, Unit timing plan alignment with the vehicle programme team Work from unit KO through unit PS gateway with the Core delivery team and cross functional areas in the delivery of major units liaising with: the base engines department, transmission and driveline team, packaging, cooling, exhausts, air induction, fuel systems

Location: Whitley (mainly) and Gaydon

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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