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Job Ref:  EMP376480
Employer:  Matchtech Group plc.
Industry:  Automotive
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Northampton
Post Code:  NN1
Salary:  Up to £55,000/year
13/10/2016 21:37
Excellent Opportunity for a Principal Project Manager to join a development partner for the automotive and engine industry

A proven track record of managing an automotive engineering project through to completion

The Job
Define and negotiate project work scope, deliverables and global project timing and price, including milestones and gateways, with the customer
Liaise with Powertrain functions to define project activities to achieve global project timing, including milestone and gateways
Provide understanding of customer processes that will be followed during the program, and plan project activities to suit
Agree project team members with Function Heads
Implement latest Project Management processes and tools. Develop existing processes as required
Define responsibilities and objectives of other team members (with section leaders where applicable)
Monitor the implementation of latest Functional processes and procedures throughout the project
Co-ordinate activities between Sections to achieve project deliverables and milestones to the agreed plan
Plan and reforecast as necessary, resource form Functions to achieve project deliverables, milestones, invoicing & margin
Accept bookings to project plans
Ensure customer requirements are met, if necessary where work scope change is not within agreed scope, raise PCR to secure additional funding form customer
Agree changes in project work scope with customer and Head of Projects
Organise and facilitate Project Meetings and Concerns Meetings as latest PM processes
Participate in internal project review meetings as requested
Co-ordinate and attend customer Project Status meetings. Co-ordinate external project status reports
Lead internal Gateway reviews
Lead project close out meetings and reviews
Develop and inform relevant Sales Team on new and continuation business opportunities with the customer
A relevant Engineering Degree i.e. Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing or Automotive
Skills and Experience:
An experienced user of MS software: Word, Excel, Power Point, Project
The ability to lead and motivate a team of engineers is essential
Strong negotiation skills are essential
Excellent communication skills are essential
Presentation skills in both a business development capacity and as a means of providing project status to the customer
The ability to influence the customer, senior management and team members is essential
Good facilitator of meetings is desirable
The ability to identify and control risks to an engineering program is desirable
Good time management & delegation skills are desirable
A proven track record of managing an automotive engineering project through to completion
Managing and leading teams of greater than 10 engineers
A high technical level in one of the major Automotive Engineering disciplines: Design, Development, Calibration and a good understanding of the remaining disciplines
A detailed understanding of typical Automotive program Work Breakdown Structure, Task dependencies, Timing and Budgets. The ability to plan and resource full engine engineering programs from initial concept through to SOP covering all of MPT’s sites is expected
Knowledge of Quality Engineering processes and procedures: APQP, Product Specification, System Specification, FMEA, Design Verification Planning, Concerns System
Experience of vehicle engineering and vehicle product launch requirements would be useful
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