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  • Job reference: RMS0156825

Project Engineer - Engineering - 28816

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/06/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (06/07/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
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 client’s Special Vehicle Operations, 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: Pushing the boundaries of the brands to create high premium niche halo performance & luxury vehicles. Developing a range of option packs to enhance the sporting and lifestyle attributes of our vehicle range. Enhancing the premium customer experience through vehicle personalisation and exclusivity Project Engineer (Innovations) SVO has a reputation for launching new and innovative products. We are looking to strengthen our Advanced Product Creation (APC) team by appointing a Project Engineer (innovations). Reporting to the APC Team Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for generating, coordinating and progressing ideas through initial development, and coordinating the manufacture of proof-of-concept prototypes in ultra-short time-frames. This will involve dealing with a wide range of people both inside and outside of the organisation. You will be expected to run regular cross-functional meetings and report out status to management. You are likely to be educated to degree level in engineering, or a closely related subject, and will have significant experience of working in an engineered product environment. Automotive engineering experience is highly desirable, but candidates who have worked in product innovation in other industries will be considered. Ideally, you will have a broad knowledge of engineering principles, including knowledge of materials used in modern premium segment cars. A knowledge of prototyping methods is highly advantageous.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Excellent knowledge of project management tools and methods. Good working knowledge of automotive vehicle systems e.g. Vehicle accessories, vehicle exteriors, vehicle interiors, vehicle electrical systems, electronics, chassis and powertrain. Good working knowledge of business case inputs, tools and calculations e.g. TFLE, PBT, IRR. Good working knowledge of engineering principles relevant to the design, development, testing and manufacture of automotive products. Good working knowledge of systems and tools used to develop engineering solutions e.g. CAD, CAE, FMEA, DFA. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential to liaising with a number of internal and external parties, and coordinating a wide range of cross-functional work tasks. PC Fluent (Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience of working in a technically biased project engineer role. It is anticipated candidates will be educated to Degree Level, or HNC/ HND with significant experience.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Working knowledge of product creation and project management tools (PDLs, GPDS, PCS) Knowledge of project management systems used in automotive applications. Working knowledge of Catia V5 and teamcentre to reference data. Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes, including tooling methods and lead-times. Experience of working in a similar or technical role within the automotive industry, with demonstrable track record of delivery.
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