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Project Engineer - Powertrain - 29286

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/11/2015
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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:
Reporting to the Powertrain Programme Leader, the successful candidate will be responsible for an array of vehicle programs with Hybrid content. The Powertrain Project Leader will be responsible for ensuring that allocated projects are supported with appropriate skills and resources and all gateway requirements are met, delivered from concept through to Job#1 on time and with quality. Specific tasks will include, but not exclusive to;
Running Project and Programme meetings (chairman, agenda preparation and issuing of minutes)
Coordinating the Powertrain team to deliver against project/program requirements
Support the inputs to Product Development Letter responses, PAS sheet creation, working with Powertrain Business Planning to ensure departmental resources are aligned to PD Budgets
Responsible for management of investment and material costs via PPFeas, REDBOOK and PAS sheet process
Business planning to ensure departmental resources are aligned to PD Budgets.
Responsible for management of all PCDS deliverables, evidence to satisfy deliverable, identification of peer reviews, demonstration strategies to generate technical evidence and gateway submissions.
Ensuring lessons learnt are captured to be implemented in future Programmes.
The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all approved projects and programs are supported with appropriate skills, resources and all gateway requirements and deliverables are met, reporting this out in Programme Central and XPT Tracker for post PS programs.
The successful candidate will also be reporting the project status at forums within the Powertrain team and to external departments with Senior management present.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
3 key skills; Strong Leadership skills and user of Microsoft Office packages including MSProject Self-motivated, proactive and able to deliver with minimum supervision. Good interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability and experience in interacting and communicating effectively at all levels within the organisation
Experience in delivering and managing Product Development projects Experience in the 'Soft' elements of Project Management Experience of TCDS, PCDS, RMDV2, AIMS, i3 - essential
Experience of being successful in managing complex technical issues, balance conflicting needs of the business and within project timing constraints - essential
Experience of Programme Central processes - desired
Be qualified to HND/degree level
Full UK driving license - essential

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Experience of Programme Central Knowledge of Powertrain systems - desirable
Knowledge of Hybrid systems - desirable
Knowledge of Electrical systems - desirable
Knowledge of software delivery control plans - desirable
Knowledge of target setting process - desirable
Knowledge of FMA - desirable
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