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  • Job reference: RMS0159934

Project Engineer - Powertrain - 29139

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Whitley
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/09/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (29/09/15)
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:
Primary on site contact for the PD team regarding status and issues relating to new engine programme launch and ongoing product development.
Ultimate sign off responsibility for Quality of engines shipped from Autocraft. Working in partnership with Autocraft to ensure efficient & timely resolution of any launch roadblocks.
Resolve issues between PD, Autocraft, and suppliers/STA using robust problem solving techniques when issues such as Product, Manufacturing Feasibility or Quality risks arise.
Support adherence to programme gateways in the run up to and during the Launch.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Drive timely resolution of open gateway issues risking launch and manage recovery plans.
Deliver Flawless Launch principles and Launch spike avoidance/Robustness activities.
Ensure full team support (finance, mfg, PD, purchasing, STA, MP&L) for timing and launch meetings at the plant and other key meetings associated to the program launch.
Lead the parts / supplier readiness process and work with the STA and Purchasing departments and key suppliers to manage the delivery of parts and demonstrated supply chain robustness and capacity for each build phase and the Start of Production.
Identify and support TVM and non programme engineering change activities.
Understand customer satisfaction drivers and create and deliver sufficiency plans.
Define and deliver closure of QSF's within 70 day target.
Contain issues when understood with appropriate design or process changes. Support development of Autocraft QOS with reference to the client best practice.
Deliver timely closure of CCRG

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Ensure delivery and adherence to Product & Process sign off criteria including Process Validation. Set up processes for capture and response to customer issues. Promote a culture of continuous improvement via Lessons Learned and the use of best practice. Support replication of lessons into Global Engine Launches and other engine plants. Champion current P/T AIMS relating to Autocraft to pend actions in 90 days. Responsible for planning the resolution of issues not requiring engineering change before they become warranty statistics.
Proven ability to influence and/or manage people.
Experience in project management, process improvement and strategy development.
Candidate must have a record of proactive delivery and commitment to meeting deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to lead complex issues resolution.
Ability to negotiate with other functions to achieve objectives.
Qualified in an Engineering discipline.
Familiarity with PD processes and systems is essential (including WERS, AI
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