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Project Engineer - ETS Outsource & Apps - 23755

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Whitley
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/02/2013
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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 has the capability to manufacture many of the prototype components used in the development of its new vehicles. However because of business growth in-house workshop prototyping capacity (Machining, Rapid Prototype, Model Making, Sheet Metalwork etc) is no longer sufficient and overload is being passed to other sub contract suppliers who have a similar prototyping capability. The person undertaking this role will assist with sending work to sub contract prototype suppliers to JLR. They will work as a member of a small team & be expected to request quotations, pass drawings and other data to suppliers, analyse quotations received and keep track of supplier delivery & performance. This role requires excellent organisational skills, initiative & an ability to communicate clearly at all levels, knowledge of basic engineering principles (metalworking, model making, RP etc) would be an advantage as would experience in a purchasing role. The incumbent will be asked to assist with other tasks as required.
Skills Preferred:
This position is primarily an administrative role though some knowledge / experience of working in an Engineering environment would be an advantage. The candidate would need to have excellent organisational skills, good interpersional skills, apply initiative and be prepared gain a basic appreciation of prototyping techniques & principles. Experience in a purchasing or similar role may also be an advantage. A Driving Licence is required as travel to local suppliers would also be an advantage. It would be expected that candidates have good PC skills.
Experience Required:
This role requires a person who is used to working in an organised fashion, capable of using MS Office & able to keep diligent records. The position involves communicating with subcontractors and JLR Engineers, obtaining quotations, preparing briefing notes for management, tracking supplier performance & liaising with sub-contractors undertaking work on behalf of JLR. Experience in a purchasing type role is not essential though could be an advantage, similarly knowledge of engineering workshop processes would also be an advantage.
Experience Preferred:
Experience of engineering workshop processes would be an advantage as would experience of working in a role requiring multitasking and/or personal organisational discipline such as purchasing. Using initiative, being delivery focused and diligent in delivering high quality work to deadlines are essential attributes
Education Required:
No specific formal qualifications are required for this role.
Education Preferred:

Additional Information :
Driving Licence preferred, though not essential. Applicants without an Engineering background are welcomed as on the job familiarisation with the work of the department would be provided.
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