Project Engineer - Applications

40000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000 - GBP45000/annum negotiable
15 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Job Title: Project Engineer - Applications

Job Location: Warwick, West Midlands, UK

Job Salary: GBP40k-GBP45k per annum (dependent upon experience)

Job purpose as the Project Engineer - Applications

The purpose of this role is to deliver Electrical & Electronics application commodities and represent platform commodities in the programme team.

Key responsibilities & tasks as the Project Engineer - Applications

Business Planning:

* Define the Electrical & Electronics Function's change content in response to the Strategic Evaluation Letter. Work with Product Cost Estimating to set commodity Financial targets based on defined archetypes & strategic suppliers.
* Support Programme Manager and Concept Leader to balance performance and cost targets.
* Define programme's Electrical & Electronics engineering resource requirements (internal and external).


* Work with Concept Leader to ensure that platform commodities and functional archetypes are applied, and that Function commodities integrate effectively with other commodities to achieve overall vehicle targets.
* Use external engineering partners as required to deliver non-platform commodities in line with the functional archetypes and engineering guidelines, using Electrical & Electronics Performance Engineers to ensure system level targets are achieved.
* Ensure platform commodities are delivered (by platform engineers) to achieve the programme's cascaded system level targets.


* Co-located with Programme Manager, collaborates with cross-functional programme team including application engineers from other Functions, Vehicle Performance & Concept, Purchasing, Manufacturing & Quality to deliver the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements.
* Plan Electrical & Electronics Function programme delivery to achieve the VPP.
* Ensure that platform engineers & external engineering partners achieve the plan (with their component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required. Includes releasing application components & driving ETRS for platform components.
* Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.


* Creates & manage the Function's virtual & physical DV plan.
* Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
* Ensure that all concerns are robustly resolved. First port of call for build issues. Includes resolving concerns on application components & driving concern resolution for platform components.
* Complete FESO documentation for application commodities, drive completion for platform commodities.
* Guarantees the functional & technical delivery of the system to the project.

Qualifications & experience

* Engineering Degree or equivalent
* Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent
* Proven record of delivering Electrical or Electronics commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.
* Experience of more than one of the following commodities is preferred: infotainment, audio, cluster & displays, tracker & e-call, antennas, switchgear, lighting, camera & PDCs, body electronics, power management, EDS
* Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
* Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
* Proven management of outsourced projects
* Supplier management experience
* Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion
* Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
* Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
* Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems.
* Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
* Confident presenter
* Analytical
* Microsoft project experience is desirable
* Excellent financial management skills
* Must be able to manage large workloads in a high pressure environment and prioritise accordingly.
* Must be able to project manage and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team.
* Ability to lead and inspire a team
* Able to communicate confidently and clearly
* Able to set and deliver targets
* Strategic thinking and decision making skills
* Resilient and driven to succeed; goal orientated
* Strong technical focus, high quality mindset.
* Clean driving license
* Travel may be required, UK & overseas.

How to Apply

If you are interested in progressing your career as the Project Engineer - Applications, apply now for immediate consideration.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require visa sponsorship to work in the UK you CANNOT be considered for this role