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  • Job reference: RMS0096982

Project Engineer - Product Development - 20303

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Whitley
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/10/2011
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The Role:
The role advertised is to Manage a Whole Vehicle Programme under the Jaguar Sports Cars Programme Office. The Programme Office is responsible for the programme management of all Sports Cars product development. The office is part of PD Operations group, and additionally reports to the car-line Chief Programme Engineer. This role will be responsible for future model development of a 2 seat sports car that is required to support the cycle plan and expand the current sports car portfolio on D6a platform.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Reporting to the Programme Manager, the specific role will be to lead and manage delivery of the Sports Coupe vehicle programmes from to Final Status post Job#1. It will require the effective management of both outsource partners and internal project delivery. As well as, coordination of programme activity with other model year programmes on D6a Platform. Responsibility includes direction of programme team members and functional representatives in the planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of the sports coupe in the JLR Cycle Plan, using GPDS principles in conjunction with other company processes as required
A good working knowledge of Change Control, Product Definition and Change Management processes are essential, in order to support the review and approval of feasible product actions, and so ensure robust implementation and compatibility with downstream systems through to production. - Good communication, interpersonal skills, self-confidence and a 'passion for the product

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Lead the management of programme health status and cross functional activities using key programme metrics (eg LJFJ, PSW, Integrator, ABS). Maintain an accurate set of programme assumptions as an output of change control. - Lead the management of and input to regular programme governance meetings including the Programme Steering Teams and drive the team in the use of Integrator to manage the completion of deliverables for programme gateways. - Create and manage the issue & evaluation of product letters, collate responses & report the outcome to the programme team. - Prepare papers / presentations to report programme status vs. target to senior management and to lead Gateway, J&LR Product Committee, BPR, PIR, Technical & Product Reviews etc in concert with CPE and V
Applicants who can demonstrate experience in project management of programmes and with a sound working knowledge of the automotive field and technologies. Wider experience of project or supplier management, meeting demandin
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