Job Type: Permanent
£40,000 - £60,000
Technical Project Manager - Automotive West Midlands £40-60k+
This is a new opportunity for a proven engineering project manager to join an expanding automotive company in the Midlands. The company is a major international player with a smaller UK presence but ambitious growth and development plans.
You will be working within a group that is accountable for the delivery of new major European models and pending seniority will take ownership for whole vehicle programmes or smaller multiple cross vehicle discipline projects. You will need to have strong communication skills, be decisive, resilient, knowledgeable, and be able to manage technical conflict resolution in order to deliver projects in accordance the vehicle programme schedule.
As a technical project manager you will work within a matrix structure and manage / lead engineering teams that are responsible for different aspects of the vehicle (e.g. chassis, powertrain, BIW, electrical, interior / exterior trim, etc) hence knowledge of cross vehicle systems and multiple engineering disciplines would be very useful (e.g. mechanical, electrical engineering etc.)
The ideal candidate would be of graduate calibre and have a design or development background gained within an automotive OEM or 1st tier supplier. The candidate would have progressed into project management and would ideally have delivered multiple whole vehicle programmes into full production. However my client is willing to consider aspiring project managers with the right aptitude and background.
Skills / Knowledge Required:
o An HNC / HND or Degree or equivalent in a relevant technical subject (e.g. mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, motorsport, physics etc)
o Strong technical project management ability having delivered multiple structured projects of a suitable nature (multi-discipline and cross vehicle)
o Strong leadership and communications skills (able to lead teams in multiple geographical locations and liaise with project teams, customers, suppliers effectively)
o Good conflict resolution and negotiation skills
o A good technical background including a strong appreciation of design, development, integration and test processes (ideally having a mechanical engineering background)
o Good appreciation of FMEA, NPI processes and automotive standards (EU passenger cars)
o Knowledge of whole vehicle systems or as many of the following (e.g. chassis / vehicle dynamics, BIW, exterior / interior trim, powertrain, electronic and electrical systems)
The role is open to a variety of experience levels and good training and career development opportunities exist!
This is a permanent employment opportunity which requires a full valid driving license and may require some international travel on occasions
This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions.
Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.
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||25 Apr 13
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