Project Engineer - Applications

Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 pa

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28507-bl

Expiration date: 28 February 2018


Description: The purpose of this role is to deliver Electrical & Electronics application commodities and represent platform commodities in the programme team.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

Business Planning:

  • Define the Electrical & Electronics Function’s change content in response to the Strategic Evaluation Letter. Work with Product Cost Estimating to set commodity Financial targets based on defined archetypes & strategic suppliers.
  • Support Programme Manager and Concept Leader to balance performance and cost targets.
  • Define programme’s Electrical & Electronics engineering resource requirements (internal and external).

Engineering:

  • Work with Concept Leader to ensure that platform commodities and functional archetypes are applied, and that Function commodities integrate effectively with other commodities to achieve overall vehicle targets.
  • Use external engineering partners as required to deliver non-platform commodities in line with the functional archetypes and engineering guidelines, using Electrical & Electronics Performance Engineers to ensure system-level targets are achieved.
  • Ensure platform commodities are delivered (by platform engineers) to achieve the programme’s cascaded system level targets.

Delivery:

  • Co-located with Programme Manager, collaborates with cross-functional programme team including application engineers from other Functions, Vehicle Performance & Concept, Purchasing, Manufacturing & Quality to deliver the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements.
  • Plan Electrical & Electronics Function programme delivery to achieve the VPP.
  • Ensure that platform engineers & external engineering partners achieve the plan (with their component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required. Includes releasing application components & driving ETRS for platform components.
  • Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.

Validation:

  • Creates & manage the Function’s virtual & physical DV plan.
  • Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Ensure that all concerns are robustly resolved. First port of call for build issues. Includes resolving concerns on application components & driving concern resolution for platform components.
  • Complete FESO documentation for application commodities, drive completion for platform commodities.
  • Guarantees the functional & technical delivery of the system to the project.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent
  • Proven record of delivering Electrical or Electronics commodities, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing.
  • Experience of more than one of the following commodities is preferred: infotainment, audio, cluster & displays, tracker & e-call, antennas, switchgear, lighting, camera & PDCs, body electronics, power management, EDS
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
  • Experience of leading a cross-functional team, including complex issue resolution.
  • Proven management of outsourced projects
  • Supplier management experience
  • Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion
  • Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
  • Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
  • Confident presenter
  • Analytical
  • Microsoft Project experience is desirable
  • Excellent financial management skills
  • Must be able to manage large workloads in a high-pressure environment and prioritise accordingly.
  • Must be able to project manage and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team.
  • Ability to lead and inspire a team
  • Able to communicate confidently and clearly
  • Able to set and deliver targets
  • Strategic thinking and decision making skills
  • Resilient and driven to succeed; goal orientated
  • Strong technical focus, high-quality mindset.
  • Clean driving license
  • Travel may be required, UK & overseas.