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  • Job reference: RMS0155265

Project Engineer - Engineering - 28473

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/03/2015
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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:
Logistics Engineer "Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), operates as a nimble business within a business¿ and is focused towards increasing profitability through leveraging our customers desire to personalize their vehicles. Key strategic elements include: - Setting up and developing Logistics processes for a brand new JLR manufacturing facility - Parts Packaging design solutions for new model pallets & containers - Liaising with Suppliers to agree logistic routes, packaging - Agreeing all aspects of above with manufacturing team, purchasing, programme & Health & Safety where appropriate - Avante process development and improvement of current delivery schedules and processes, including data management - Creating all manufacturing processes to suits the needs of SVO programmes - Facilitating parts red meetings against Material Readiness dates - Managing a small logistics support team - Liaising with Core MP&L to support and duplicate manufacturing processes - Track costs to develop SVO's ability to work in a flexible approach and create a funding route for new models and current vehicle packaging requirements Taking the lead in all manufacturing MP&L elements, coordinating all necessary actions within the division working across functional areas such as programme, engineering, DHL, STA, finance, sales and marketing, as well as liaise with other JLR divisions and external suppliers. You will need to lead the resolution of cross-functional issues and report the project status to management on a regular basis via a range of communication channels including project team meetings and gateway status papers.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Excellent knowledge of logistics design, development, and manufacturing processes and systems. Excellent knowledge of systems and tools used to develop engineering solutions eg CAD, CAE, FMEA, DFA. Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills essential to liaising with a number of internal and external parties, and taking a leading role in coordinating a wide range of work tasks. PC Fluent (Email, Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Experience of logistics processes from parts creation at supply base to delivery to the vehicle Experience of WERS, Avante, eTrackers, Lean manuafcturing knowledge CAD Skills

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Excellent knowledge of the design and development of new automotive products. Excellent knowledge of product development systems used in the automotive industry. Excellent knowledge of quality tools used in industrial applications eg. DVP, FMEA, DFA, Robustness Working knowledge of issue tracking and release systems eg. BOM, AIMS, WERS Knowledge of vehicle homologation requirements Working knowledge of project planning tools eg MS Project Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes, particularly tooling methods and lead-times. Good working knowledge of materials used in modern vehicles ( eg. plastics, metals, composites and paint). Working knowledge of product costing and pricing methods. Experience of working in a similar or technical role within the automotive industry, with demonstrable track record of delivery.
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