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SAIC Motor UK Technical Center: project engineer – advanced engines

Birmingham, UK

Salary: £25 – 30p/h

Purpose of the job:
• To ensure that the department is kept up to date with powertrain emerging technologies.
• To ensure all material purchased is progressed and delivered in a timely manner meeting cost and quality requirements.

Key responsibilities:
• Understand emerging technologies, appraise their value and compile them into technology route maps.
• Research various sources of information such as published technical papers, technical symposiums, trade fairs, supplier presentations etc. and issue a regular technical insight for the benefit of the business.
• Development of issue and tracking of the department technical RFQ’s (request for quotation) to suppliers and ensure a timely kick-off of selected suppliers to achieve desired MRD (material requirement date).
• Ownership and timely progression of engineer raised purchase requisitions through the company sign off process.
• Process data from our available databases and analysis / disseminate in order to understand future trends. Present findings to the team to support the development of our product strategy.
• Ownership and update of the department technical engine specification database.

Scope of the job:
• Work with the engines department leaders and engineers to scope out the necessary route maps to support our future technology projects.
• Working with the PT product strategy planner ensure that conducted trend analyses is appropriate to support our future product portfolio planning assumptions.
• Working with the wider engines team as the single point of contact to expedite material purchase.
• Instigate and create statements of work (SoW) and request for quotation (RFQ) for material purchase.

Reporting relationships:
• Reports directly to the lead engineer – advanced engines.

Skills and knowledge required:
• At least five years experience, petrol or diesel engine fundamentals.
• A data driven engineer.
• Computer literate, excellent MS Office skills.
• Experienced in gathering market intelligence and interpreting to define a strategic direction.
• Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or Automotive Engineering.
• Prepared to challenge the ‘status quo’ through an inquisitive nature.
• Attention to detail and an excellent communicator.
• Ability to plan activities through continually changing priorities whilst recognising the wider business need.
• A team player.
• Enthusiastic, self motivated and determined to succeed.
• Flexible and prepared to work overseas as the business needs.
• Design for Six Sigma knowledge or qualification required – full training will be provided by the company.
• Supplier interface, ability to liaise and instigate containment and recovery plans should there be supplier deficiencies.
• Supplier assessment capabilities.

Email for further details.

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