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Job Ref:  204697470
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Warwickshire
City:  Gaydon
Post Code:  CV35
Salary:  £28 - £32/hour
20/10/2016 02:14
Within the Vehicle Brakes division in our Gaydon hub - we are looking for a Project Engineer whom is familiar with Brake systems and the development of new products into future vehicle platforms.

Ensures that actions are in place to address Lessons Learned from previous Programmes.
Ensures effective communication exists across all functions via full team participation.
The role of Brakes Design Module Project Engineer
Take inputs from Programme Direction document, programme requirements & plans.
Manage agreement of system specifications, ensuring compatibility with & leveraging support from the Brakes Design teams.
Manage cost estimate generation to support agreed specifications, creating and submitting required documentation on component piece costs, vendor tooling and Design and Development costs.
Cross check with costs from programme approval documents throughout the programme.
Create and own initial Bill of Material for Brakes system (BOM) and maintain during programme delivery.

Skills Required:

The applicant must possess the ability to lead a team of engineers with a good ability in communication, presenting, negotiating and IT and technical project management skills
The Project Engineer will be charged with the delivery of programme technical cost and timing targets.
The Brake Engineer will need a deep understanding of the engineering of complex mechanical, hydraulic and electrical automotive systems with a minimum of 3 years involved in the engineering of ground vehicle braking systems
Ability to learn and apply industry standard quality analysis, problem solving and reliability tools, Specifically Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Six Sigma and 8D problem solving tools.

Skills Preferred:

Lead effective Module meetings, building effective relationships with team members.
Coordinate and influence the cross-functional team to deliver to agreed targets, often without direct responsibility for the team members.
Build, maintain and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Be the primary interface to the Chassis Programme Leader for nominated programmes.
Manage team members to achieve agreed deliverables and gateway requirements, tracking and reporting on progress.
Report programme status / plans at Brakes management reviews and Directors reviews.
Collate project health status and other data to input into reports and metrics for the programme.
Produce reports for delivery to the Chassis Programme Leader (PL). Capture issues and track progress, reporting these to the Architecture Module Leader.
Lead issue resolution; guide the team.
Respond to ad hoc requests for reports and information from the PL Track and report performance against time, quality and cost targets, flagging risks to these early.
Support the Architecture Module Leader in liaising with other functions (e.g., Manufacturing Engineering and purchasing) to ensure timely input from them.

Experience Required:

Educated to degree level, or equivalent, in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering or a related discipline. Experience of presenting technical status and communicating confidently at all levels within the business and the supply base.
Good PC skills with MS Office suite (Excel and power Point are essential) and an ability to quickly learn our bespoke IT systems which are used to manage and control the Module Team environment. Experience working with an automotive OEM or large tier 1 supplier in a brakes development role Planning and delivery of complex multi-disciplinary projects in an automotive mechanical or electronics environment using a Gateway based process.

This role will give the successful applicant a wide ranging exposure within our company to senior management and offers good career development opportunities. Applicants must already possess the ability to work in the UK independently of any Visa or Sponsorship
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