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  • Job reference: RMS0160374

Project Engineer - Engineering - 29357

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/10/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (23/11/15)
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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:
VA/VE Engineer The TVM team is responsible for delivering substantial cost savings to the Business by implementing design changes, hence improving the cost base of the current products. TVM will also be using their tools and techniques to support New Model Programmes in meeting their costs targets, in line with the Cost Optimisation Process. The Value Engineering team will provide a service to identify cost, revenue and functionality improvements through the analysis of current and future designs on a wide range of vehicle components and systems. In addition, the team will coach and support Value improvement by the use of TVM and Value Engineering toolsets ( Costs Walks, Design Reviews, Lean Methodologies, Functional Analysis and Design Optimisation) Value Engineering will play a major role in the support of cost target delivery and Value improvement for both Current and Future Programmes. Key Responsibilities:
Lead systematic analysis of components and systems to identify design cost and business opportunities.
Engage with customer areas to identify their requirements.
Facilitate workshops and events to support both current and future products, co-ordinating activities with P.D., Programmes, Cost Engineering, Manufacturing, MP&L etc.
Liaise closely with Teardown regarding Workshop support and benchmark data.
Support Current Product VAVE Activities
Liaise with Commodity Business Leaders and Material Cost Managers to plan workshop activities.
Apply suitable TVM tools & Techniques, such as Design Variance Reviews, Design Gap Analysis etc
Support Future Programme VAVE Activities including cost and attribute target balancing
Work closely with Cost Engineering, Programme Management and APC to deliver the Cost Optimisation Process, in line with PCS gateways.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Good team leadership and business acumen, a proven methodical and disciplined approach with excellent data management, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Familiarity of vehicle architectures, construction, assembly and manufacturing processes.
A broad vehicle component and sub assembly experience and associated vehicle attributes.
Awareness of new model programme deliver processes including PCS and change management.
Practical experience of Value Engineering and TVM Tools & Techniques is essential.
A familiarity with Lean Methodologies is preferred.
Ability to lead teams in the application of the VA/VE toolset
Lowest total cost mindset.
Project management of teams in improving value and cost for a range of commodities.
Familiarity with change management and new product introduction processes.
Holding a high level of data analysis and interpretation.
Good business acumen and knowledge of finance analysis.
Experience of cost reduction initiatives, tools

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
A level of negotiation skills.
Practical experience of deploying Value Analysis / Value Engineering toolsets.
Facilitation of Design and Non Design idea generation events and generation of specific commodity cost gap analysis.
Management of Purchasing databases to support the update of purchase performance systems.
Development of engineering solutions with the specific aim of reducing the cost of the component / assembly.
Able to develop project business cases with P.D. / Purchase / Programme / Finance and manage through to funding approval.
Conducting supplier based workshops and design ideas generation events to generate cost and revenue opportunities.
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