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  • Job reference: RMS0175643

Project Engineer - Powertrain - 31738

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/02/2017
  • Duration: on going
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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:
Develop a tracking system for roll out weight in Powertrain, from component level upwards - Deploy, maintain and champion weight across all Powertrain commodities - Lead regular cross Powertrain brainstorm to enhance the medium and long term weight reduction convergence - Be a regular and active member of the international conference dedicated to the weight reduction in automotive industry - Derive an accurate current Powertrain weight status cross-carline for use in working assumptions - Pursue opportunities to improve status through liaison with the system/component owners - Track development in the delivery phase and champion the weight status as the single point of contact"

1)Good level of knowledge of Powertrain systems
2)Experience of Programme or Project management, self-motivated, meeting demanding timescales, budget control and cost effective delivery
3)Previous experience in Weight Reduction Processes and Weight Management, preferably in Automotive or Aeronautics Industry

Experience Required: Strong understanding of the automotive as a sum of inter-connected system (Powertrain, Chassis, Body, Electrical). Strong background in automotive system. Self-motivated and adaptable to changing demands. Strong background in forging good working relationships cross-functionally. Strong ability to persuade and convince. Demonstrable capability to dive deep into the details of an issue and maintain focus to close it out. Proficient with Windows Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint)

Experience Preferred: Passionate about the development of products. Experience of a system/commodity delivery. Technical background in weight saving (e.g. materials, design/manufacturing techniques). Relevant Engineering Degree. Working knowledge of PCS. Working knowledge of Quality Systems. Current Driving Licence.

Additional Information : The Role is principally based at Whitley, but meeting support at other Midlands facilities will be required. Candidates must have a full driving licence. Applicants MUST have proof of immediate and valid eligibility to work full time in the UK.

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