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  • Job reference: RMS0130867

Project Engineer - ETO - 24999

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/03/2014
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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:
Jaguar Land Rover¿s Engineered-To-Order (ETO) division 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 JLR 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 As a Project Engineer within JLR¿s Engineered-To-Order (ETO) Division you will be responsible for ensuring key products, ranging from vehicle accessories to whole vehicle limited editions, are delivered to cost, time and quality targets. You will need to coordinate all necessary actions within the division working across functional areas such as engineering, manufacturing, 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 senior management on a regular basis via a range of communication channels including project team meetings, gateway papers and night letters.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Excellent knowledge of project management tools and methods.
Good working knowledge of automotive vehicle systems eg. vehicle accessories, vehicle exteriors, vehicle interiors, vehicle electrical systems, electronics, chassis and powertrain.
Good working knowledge of business case inputs, tools and calculations eg 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 eg 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 management role.
It is anticipated candidates with 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 JLR issue tracking and release systems eg. BOM, AIMS, WERS
Good working knowledge of manufacturing processes, particularly 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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