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  • Job reference: RMS0141266

Project Engineer - Powertrain - 26229

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Whitley
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/05/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (03/06/14)
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:
Powertrain Business Planning is responsible for Resource (programme and non-programme), D&D and financial planning (Overheads, Non-Product Capital, External facility hire, Overtime etc.) Powertrain Business planning manages the PDL process and act as gatekeeper for PDLs into / out of Powertrain with metrics. Powertrain Business Planning manages the Powertrain Accommodation / location strategy. The department also acts as a central support area to the Powertrain Engineering community liaising directly with finance, purchasing, HR and other COCs within Product Development. This role is responsible for the management of the Powertrain Design & Development budget - £85m budget 14FY. The role will involve the management of the JLR D&D database - supporting reviews with Senior Powertrain managers - and representing Powertrain at the montly director approval meeting. Key Activities - Reporting to the Powertrain Business Planning Manager, key responsibilities will include: Co-ordinate/lead the annual budgeting activity for D&D £85m 14FY budget. Manage Powertrain D&D database via Powertrain stack holders ¿ and prepare agenda items for Ron Lee D&D budget reviews. Represent Powertrain at the monthly Bob Joyce D&D meetings. Update the D&D database with all new approved programmes and PACN requests, plus create/agree next FY D&D budget requirements with P3&0. Continually improve D&D process support P3&0 / Powertrain D&D improvement process meetings. Prepare monthly D&D report of budget for inclusion and distribution within overall Monthly Status Report to the Powertrain 1st and 2nd lines. Ensure data accuracy of the Depts metrics and KPIs and Business Planning Metrics. Create and update Powertrain Business Planning website Create and update Powertrain Business Planning Policies

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience of Financial analysis and budgetary control. Applicants need to be qualified to degree level (Engineering or Business discipline ¿ preferred), Computer literate in Google, PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Project. Expert in Excel. Good communication, interpersonal skills, self-confidence and a 'passion for the product' are personal qualities needed to succeed in this high pressure environment, being self-motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision ¿ Analytical mind-set, process driven, able to interrogate and manipulate complex database. Be able to demonstrate the ability to lead the resolution of financial business issues, with the ability to interface directly to the Powertrain senior Managers and P3&O, and represent the Powertrain Department ¿ Ability to prioritise work. ¿ Able to analyse problems and develop effective solutions. Excellent team working skills, adaptability and versatility are essential. ¿ Desirable - Have a current working level knowledge of Po
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