Chassis TDC - Project Engineer

Salary: £44,000 - £47,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27183-ms

Expiration date: 06 June 2017

Job Purpose: The role exists to identify and implement Chassis engineering TdC cost reduction opportunities on current vehicles. The successful candidate will be accountable for the yearly TdC cost saving targets, responsible for the creation of the business cases for all potential cost saving solutions. The role requires someone with engineering expertise, project management and some commercial experience.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:
The key responsibilities and tasks of the role include:

  • Product development and project management of multiple engineering initiatives, with the specific aim of reducing the cost of the bought out components and systems.
  • To pick up, manage and deliver existing cost reduction engineering changes.
  • To coordinate all Chassis TdC ideas from creation to implementation.
  • Evaluate all ideas generated and delegate departmental analysis work to the TdC champions.
  • Develop and agree implementation plans and resource allocations for projects.
  • Lead and own product convention events across the business.
  • Communicate TdC initiatives to the wider business.
  • Responsible for a wide variety of components, so ability to transfer knowledge and experience to a new challenge is essential.
  • Maintain effective internal & external communication with other departments & suppliers.
  • Represent the department at periodic presentations to Directors, Chief Engineers and senior managers.

Qualifications & Experience:
The successful applicant will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Knowledge of vehicle systems and components is required.
  • Educated to Engineering Degree level or equivalent.
  • Experience within automotive product development, ideally with responsibility for a range of components.
  • Good general commercial awareness.
  • Self-motivated, with ability to motivate others to achieve personal objectives.
  • Passionate about continuous improvement, especially in context of cost reduction and personal development.
  • General knowledge of vehicle / component design and manufacture.
  • Experience of cost reduction initiatives, tools and techniques desirable.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office.
  • Awareness of latest manufacturing processes / techniques for a variety of materials and designs.
  • The successful candidate must be a team player and be able to work closely within a small team.
  • Confident communicator with ability to present at senior levels of the organisation.