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Project Engineer - Powertrain - 24798

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Coventry
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/02/2014
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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:
PED is the vehicle attribute team responsible for managing the delivery of acceleration performance, fuel economy (CO2) and driveability attributes.
As a special projects & project planning specialist within the Advanced Program Creation team, your responsibilities will include [but are not limited to]:
Managing all aspects of PE related special projects [delivery of advanced technology low CO2 demostration vehicles]
Co-ordinating & supporting [where appropriate] other CoC special projects, including Annual Process & other key initiatives
Co-ordinating system / vehicle level CAE analysis to verify project targets
Conducting virtual and physical vehicle assessments [performance & FE testing] to validate original targets
Generating presentations using evidence / fact based data to support related gateways
Co-ordinating / synthesising PE specific resource inputs for all future programs
Project managing PE timing documentation to facilitate resource priority discussions / resource profiling [XCL]
Compilation & deployment of PE specific clinics / surveys [customer insight into fuel economy/efficiency/range etc.]
Supporting CO2 compliance and / or other cycle plan studies [fall-back for instances when primary resource is fully occupied]
Tracking and co-ordinating PE specific DFSS projects
Managing the PED skills matrix / training plan

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Adept at consolidating large quantities of data into a manageable form
Motivational and resourceful; Ability to work autonomously without direction
Effective communication, interpersonal skills; Ability to construct wide reaching networks
Adept at influencing key stake holders to achieve consensus [negotiation skills a must]
Fully self-starting, self-motivating and pro-active
Ability to 'multi-task', progressing a number of deliverables in a simultaneous fashion.
Capable of conducting in-vehicle performance and fuel consumption testing
Expert user of MS office applications (incl Powerpoint)
Expert user of database [MS Access] and project management {MS Project] tools
Minimum of 1.5 years experience in the arena of fuel economy/vehicle efficiency/acceleration performance/driveability
Minimum of 1.5 years experience in project / program management
Interest or general awareness of the CO2 competitive environment
Experience in data processing, manipulation and graph

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge of DFSS tools & techniques, especially in the analysis of data
Proficiency in writing Excel and/or Matlab scripts
An understanding or appreciation of CAE tools in particular related to FE/CO2
Experience of operating across various functions [not necessarily within engineering]
Appreciation of CAE tools, in particular in-vehicle FE/CO2
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