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Cost Optimisation Engineer job in Cranfield

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Job Ref:  204743853
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Cranfield
Post Code:  MK43
Salary:  £26/hour £26 ph + £39 ph for o/time
06/10/2016 03:51
Mission and Main Objectives
To successfully deliver vehicle projects to market with optimised design applications. Motivated and dedicated to the generation of cost optimisation opportunities through innovative thinking. Creating opportunities and guidance for cost saving, while monitoring the overall status versus target in detail. Working in a newly developed team to support achievement of cost goals each financial year and reporting transparently to Management the tactics and progress on a weekly basis.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
Support status reporting to executive management on all items regarding electrical savings
Promoting and generating technical cost optimisation in line with targets, strongly supporting Management
Advising electrical Design and Test sections regarding tactics for their cost optimisation
Being an expert for the costs monitoring and management tools
Close tracking of all cost optimisation ideas and ensuring efficient delivery
Validation determination with Design and Test groups
Cross functional working with engineering, finance, purchase and project management
Enthusiastic and motivational role model for cost optimisation
Pride and enjoyment of reaching tough targets through innovative thinking and determination

Additional Tasks and responsibilities
Leadership and ownership of the cost target, tactics and the other cost optimisation team member (Tech Clerk).

Additionally the following may be an advantage
Strong presentation creation and delivery skills
Manipulation of excel regarding conditioning, formulas and pivot tables.
Knowledge of 3D CAD tools
Familiarity with electrical architecture or other similar automotive architecture
Knowledge of harness, plastic part & metal bracket manufacture to manage Tier 1 supplier.

Background & Experience
Have experience working in an OEM within an electrical area.
Show an understanding of electrical theory and the operation of vehicle electrical systems.
Strong project management skills.
Have good communication and reporting skills.
Be able to travel abroad, typically a few days to 2 weeks, but on rare occasions could be longer, with notice.
Competent with PC applications. MS office etc. Especially Excel and Powerpoint.
Self motivating and self managing. Pro-active. Positive. Energetic personality and flexible regarding working practice and working hours.
Passionate about the products and brand, diligent and trustworthy.

Minimum Education Required
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