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Job Ref:  68586907
Employer:  My Job Matcher
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Colchester
Post Code:  CO2
11/10/2016 16:39
Do you want to work for a globally recognised company that pioneers the automotive industry recognised for producing innovative leading edge technology? The role is based in Essex and is permanent working for a global tier 1 supplier specialising in Electrical and Electronic Distribution and Display Systems (EEDDS) solutions, Job Purpose: Working alongside the engineering and project management functions, this role is pivotal in providing technically-based financial support for a major OEM project. Activities supported include complex engineering release cost management, design cost reductions and engineering cost estimating. Develop into a subject matter expert for a complex commodity, providing crucial cost ownership for internal activities and project team support in customer reviews. Key Responsibilities & Tasks: Support the Project Leaders, Program Managers and Engineering Manager with EDS harness and component cost tracking, for development, prototype and serial production phasesDevelop and maintain a database of component, assembly and tooling / investment costs in support of estimating and cost benchmarking activitiesCarry out engineering estimates for EDS harness and component design changesTrack engineering cost estimates provided to customer for each project / programCalculate and track part by part costs and estimates for specified cost control modelsGenerate cost summaries for complex engineering changesTrack and report costs status through multiple engineering releasesMaintain engineering cost estimation spreadsheet and refine by comparing engineering cost estimates to calculated NA cost of individual changes and wrap up releases, including average vehicle cost calculationsTrack tooling costs for projects during development, prototype and serial production phasesLiaise with Engineering, Manufacturing, Costing and Business Administration teams to progress cost calculations in a timely mannerEstimate and calculate and track the weight effect of engineering design and design changesCalculate business case of potential design changes based on piece price, tooling cost and payback periodParticipate in TVM and VA/VE and benchmarking activities. Generate, review and evaluate potential cost reduction ideas. Estimate and asses cost effects of cost reduction ideasDevelop business case summaries in support of design cost reduction activitiesAct as single point contact for project volume and mix dataPrepare and deliver clear, effective, detailed technical cost tracking information internally and to the customerParticipate in internal and customer meetings to support EDS design and development cost analysis and trackingSupport the project team in regular customer cost-related reviews Qualifications & Experience: University Degree in Mechanical / Automotive Engineering or equivalent industry experienceAutomotive engineering or similar industry experience requiredSolid project planning and project management experienceBusiness AcumenHighly proficient / expert in Microsoft ExcelUser of Microsoft Access is an advantageCost management / cost estimating within the automotive or similar industry If you feel you have the experience and skills required for this exciting opportunity, contact me now to discuss your availability.
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