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  • Job reference: RMS0173627

Software Engineer - 30900

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/12/2016
  • Duration: 33 weeks

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:
"The Connected Car programme is delivering industry leading, customer exciting Telematics, Infotainment and Vehicle Management services. These services operate in conjunction with Smartphone and Tablet Applications, and are built on a number of Cloud platforms. Connected Car are now looking for a hands-on Project Manager, or Delivery Manager, to take strong control over an existing portfolio of projects and workstreams, to deliver the next phase of Connected Car progress.

This role is to manage the delivery of up to three Connected Car projects, specifically: - Management of the delivery and integration of Connected Car partners and suppliers including Telematics Service Provider, Hosting Providers, Content Providers, and Mobile Network Operators to deliver the off-board service infrastructure. - Ensuring business process alignment between these same partners and suppliers, and delivering an efficient, high quality in-life operational relationship. - Leading workstream deliveries, including managing supplier delivery plans, identifying and managing dependencies between suppliers and in-vehicle systems with a strong systems engineering approach. - Aligning project deliveries with wider Programme milestones and budget targets. - Leading the off-board Infrastructure SW development processes with the infrastructure partners and provide the project prioritisation of the development requirements into the Agile SW development. - Management and co-ordination of the Project Software Releases to multiple Environments, co-ordinating activities between Infrastructure partners, Product Managers, Design Authority, Integration, and Quality Assurance teams to ensure the delivery Quality. - Ensuring all delivery aspects are managed and executed to plan and coordinating delivery activities of a complex and diverse stakeholder base. - Project Execution and Delivery within set goals of quality, time and costs.

Skills Required:
3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED
1. Project Management
2. Stakeholder Management
3. Managing geographically, and culturally diverse project teams.

Skills Preferred:
- Manage multiple stakeholder engagement including various internal teams and 3rd party suppliers. Regular project reporting, driving and participation in issue management and quality reviews, reporting on issues, risks and escalations. - Requires a working knowledge of MS Office, MS Project. Proficiency with Google apps and JIRA an advantage. Knowledge of PCDS and automotive product lifecycles would be advantageous. "

Experience Required:
"Planning and Delivery of complex technical projects to market. Managing multiple 3rd parties, and internal stakeholders. Project tracking and reporting. Managing multiple projects simultaneously. Proven experience of delivering complex telecommunications / IT infrastructure projects Ability to manage and define technical deliverable for partners / suppliers "

Experience Preferred:
"- Experience in mobile telecommunications, and/or vehicle telematics. - Experience working in xfunctional organisations, and proven experience to manage delivery of complex products and features across multiple stakeholders and partners. - Experience of project management processes e.g. Prince desirable "

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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