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Project Engineer - Prototyping - 20761

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Whitley
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/08/2011
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The Role:
Jaguar Land Rover has the capability to manufacture many of the prototype components used in the development of its new vehicles. However because of business growth in-house workshop prototyping capacity (Machining, Rapid Prototype, Model Making, Sheet Metalwork etc) is no longer sufficient and overload is being passed to other sub contract suppliers who have a similar prototyping capability. The person undertaking this role will be dealing with sub contract prototype suppliers to JLR. They will work as a member of a small team & be expected to request quotations, pass drawings and other data to suppliers, analyse quotations received and keep track of supplier delivery & performance. This role requires excellent organisational skills, initiative & an ability to communicate clearly at all levels, knowledge of basic engineering principles (metalworking, model making, RP etc) would be an advantage as would experience in a purchasing role. The incumbent may be asked to assist with other tasks as required.

Knowledge / experience of prototyping processes & basic engineering workshop practice (Metalwork, Model making, Rapid prototyping etc) would be a distinct advantage, though is not essential if the candidate can demonstrate excellent organisational skills, apply initiative and be prepared gain an appreciation of prototyping techniques & principles. Similarly experience in a purchasing role may also be an advantage. A Driving Licence is required as travel to local suppliers may be necessary.

This role requires a person who is used to working in an organised fashion, capable of handling multiple requests for quotations with subcontract suppliers, able to find answers to technical queries and work to deadlines as a member of a small prototype outsourcing team. Experience in a purchasing type role is not essential though could be an advantage, similarly knowledge of engineering workshop processes would also be an advantage.

Experience Preferred:
Experience of engineering workshop processes would be an advantage as would experience of working in a role requiring multitasking and/or personal organisational discipline such as purchasing. Using initiate, being delivery focused and diligent in delivering high quality work to deadlines are essential attributes

Education Required:
No formal qualifications are required for this role, however an engineering qualification / apprenticeship or similar would be an advantage.

Education Preferred:
Whitley/Solihull

Additional Information :
Driving Licence required. This role is currently Whitley based.
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