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Project Engineer - Powertrain - 28992

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/09/2015
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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:
Project/Programme engineer - Powertrain Cost reduction projects and Total Value Management (TVM).
Management of the P/T design TVM roadmap.
Compiling weekly and monthly status reports.
Project management and delivery of design TVM projects.
Setting up and running project status review meetings with CoC areas.
Liaison with suppliers on design TVM initiatives.
Setting up and facilitating ideas generation events.
Tracking of design TVM status for purchased engines.
Completion of appropriation requests and D&D approvals.
Calculation of appropriate business cases.
Cost benchmarking activities.
Line walks and value stream mapping and supplier plants.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Self motivated, driven and diligent.
Takes personal responsibility to progress projects through to delivery in a challenging environment.
Must be able to engage individuals at all levels of the business and chair progress meetings within & Supplier managers.
Must be able to form effective relationships with key individuals and departments.
Must have good verbal & written communication skills and be able to compile and present high quality reports for management consumption.
Good basic financial acumen, Investment costs, R&D costs, Material cost, rate of return.
Capable in Microsoft tools particularly excel, powerpoint. Microsoft project an advantage.
Previous exposure to client releasing systems WERS an advantage.
Managing the delivery of complex engineering lead projects in a challenging environment, automotive, aerospace or similar.
Experience in a value management & cost reduction environment (TVM) a benefit.
Experience of supplier management and/or assembly manufacturing

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Familiarity with client PD processes and systems would be a benefit(WERS, AIMS, PACN, D&D, FIRRS).
Degree preferred or OND/HNC.
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