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Job Ref:  68582714
Employer:  My Job Matcher
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Royal Leamington Spa
11/10/2016 16:38
Chief Engineer - Vehicle Systems The Company Our client is a world-class provider of engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy for the global automotive, transport, defence and energy industries. With a century of delivering value, they employ over 2,100 professional consultants, engineers and staff world-wide. The Opportunity You will be primarily responsible for leading Vehicle Systems business development, proposal and project delivery activities. Your everyday tasks will include the provision of: Technical and commercial leadership in developing new business opportunitiesCompelling project proposals that demonstrate superior value to our customersOutstanding project delivery You will be comfortable in meeting new customers and developing relationships, operating within the Vehicle Product Group team and working with other Product Groups to win and deliver multi-discipline vehicle programmes. Key Responsibilities Understanding our client's business, including their organisation, financial decision-making process and business challenges to create and sell solutions that respond to the client's value driversUnderstanding our client's industry, including industry trends, financial measurements, key players and competitors, to develop and sell solutions that address client needsDefining new business streams for Vehicle Systems and developing associated selling strategies and supporting material through collaboration with the global team, other product groups, market sectors, commercial and engineering teams to develop and sell a portfolio of high value solutionsProviding technical lead in developing business opportunities with relevant material and preparing proposals in response to Request For QuotationsDirect responsibility for the development of proposals (documentation, plans, costing, commercial package) for global customers through to order conversion including successful contract negotiationsTechnical leadership of assigned Vehicle Engineering projects by:Defining technical resource requirements for successful project executionMaximizing team performance using standard processesLeading technical reviewsAssessing cost/benefit trade-off of technical solution and leads decision making processDraws on the wider technical expertise across the global organization to achieve optimal technical performancePrimary technical interface with clientSupport development of internal technology strategy and product offerings for Vehicle Systems businessDeveloping and maintaining client network and relationships with senior level customer counterparts (Chief Engineer level and above)Mentoring key engineers and identifying requirements for skills development Skills / Experience Required You will be a degree qualified engineer with significant and proven industry track record in conventional or hybrid and electric vehicle integration programmes and preferably in production programmes. You have a strong technical background in the integration of automotive powertrain, chassis or electrical systems and a proven track record of successfully leading production vehicle integration programmes. You will be seeking a move into a challenging environment that will broaden your proven ability and reward you with increased levels of responsibility and ownership. In order to be successful, you will be able to demonstrate: A strong track record of vehicle engineering project / product development within the automotive industry, ideally leading to volume productionProven skill in defining and preparing winning proposals, with the ability to develop strong, long-lasting customer relationships at senior level and profitable revenue streamsCredibility in a wide range of customer situationsStrong leadership and ability to coordinate and lead multi-disciplined teamsAble to work in a matrix organisation and can liaise effectively across business units to drive greater business valueStrong project management skillsProven interpersonal and communication skills at all levelsHigh degree of flexibility and willingness to travelRobust character with a strong drive and motivation to succeedGreat patience in dealing with client and team situations coupled with an ability to accept and positively respond to frequent changesAn ability to work under pressure and very tight timescalesAn appreciation of and an ability to positively resolve issues arising from different culturesHigh pro-activity to generate new ideas and promote business cases for patent applicationBeing a benchmark for upholding company valuesProven ability in the following areas is highly beneficial: Providing technical oversight and direction on multi-disciplinary projectsGenerating new opportunities for the businessPreparation and presentation of technical papers If you believe you have what it takes for this role as a Chief Engineer - Vehicle Systems, please APPLY NOW or contact James Laver on or +
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