Automotive Project Engineer

Recruiter
Select Engineering Limited
Location
Coventry
Salary
£21.10 ph ltd co.
Posted
05 Aug 2017
Closes
05 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want the opportunity to join one of the largest luxury automotive OEM's in the UK?

Our client are at the forefront of the automotive industry, specialising in luxury automotive products. We have a fantastic chance for you join our client's cutting edge team to help deliver solutions that will help advance the automotive market as we know it. This role will offer a fun, yet challenging environment working within our clients state of the art facilities.

We are in search of an Automotive Project Engineer. You will be joining our clients Powertrain division.

Your role will be to:

- Manage the team in the planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of requirements to support the specific Project using Product Development System principles in conjunction with other company processes as required.
- Negotiate / agree on targets for the modules.
- Ensure all project deliverables and requirements are monitored, delivered and reported accurately and on time at each gateway and organise and lead appropriate interim review events (e.g. VPD / CFE reviews).
- Manage conflict and issue resolution internal to the Centre of Competence and cross function.
- Monitor Powertrain performance and lead / facilitate or escalate cross module / cross CoC problem resolution on all project aspects of content delivery, including virtual build, physical build and launch support.
- Represent Powertrain in external communication and status reporting, providing a coherent status for the CoC into the VPD.
- Lead and manage input to weekly Programme Steering Team and Vehicle Integration Team meetings and drive the team in the use of tools and processes to manage the completion of deliverables for programme unit gateways.
- Work closely with other CoCs, Product Strategy, Advanced Product Creation and Marketing to ensure the project delivers the expected prescribed product actions in a robust manner.
- Input to the resolution of AIMs issues and closure.

We have identified 3 Key Skills for this role:

1) Experience of programme or project management, meeting demanding timescales, budget control and cost effective delivery essential.

2) Good communication, interpersonal skills, self-confidence and self-motivation are the personal qualities needed to succeed in this high pressure environment, being able to deliver with minimum supervision.

3) Knowledge of Product Development processes and principles are essential in order to support the review and approval of feasible product actions to ensure robust implementation and compatibility with downstream systems through to production.

Other experience preferred to help any candidates stand out includes but is not limited to:

- Ability to lead the resolution of technical and process issues within a cross functional Project Team environment, including the ability to represent Powertrain within the wider engineering function.
- A good level of knowledge of Powertrain systems is desirable, although training/guidance will be provided as required.
- Regular inter-site travel means a valid UK or European driving licence is preferred.

If you are at all interested in the role, APPLY NOW for more information.