My areas of expertise are automotive OEM, consultancy, tier one suppliers and medical engineering, within mechanical and electrical engineering. I have been successful placing engineers, from graduate to chief engineer level within automotive engineering, covering controls and electronics, chassis engineering, body engineering, test and development engineers on various commodities.
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Our small, but growing automotive client based in Oxfordshire specialise in hybrid and electric vehicle technologies and are looking for a tenacious Project Manager to join them on a permanent basis.
Job DescriptionJob Description Project Manager
Reports to the Technical Director
To project manage simultaneous projects for the R&D activity for the hybrid electric automotive project ensuring that these are completed efficiently on time and within budget. Ensuring the projects objectives are met and managing the technical team involved to ensure the optimisation of team performance for each project. Contributing effective project management processes to optimise the proposed plan on time and on budget.
o Agree project objectives with the Technical Director, providing advice on the management of the projects and set out appropriate project plans.
o To provide overall organisation of the agreed projects ensuring all of the aims of the project are met.
o To provide day to day management, guidance and support to the team to ensure the team are working together to achieve the objectives.
o To motivate and develop the team as appropriate.
o Provide advice to and oversee that the most efficient resources are used and that the different interests involved are satisfied.
o Ensuring that the agreed quality standards are met.
o Utilising IT Project Plans to keep track of people and progress.
o Monitoring sub-contractors to ensure any work is carried out to agreed standards and compliance with Health and Safety requirements.
o To carry out risk assessments within their project remit.
o An ambassador driving continuous improvement in project management, people, safety, and efficiency.
o A high level of competence and practical application experience within the automotive industry and project management with proven expertise within these areas.
o Excellent IT Microsoft Office and Project Management IT skills e.g. Microsoft Project.
o Passionate to drive delivery and optimise quality project management systems and processes
o Strong leadership, organisational and analytical skills coupled with commercial awareness.
o Excellent interpersonal and teambuilding skills with the ability to lead, develop and motivate a team.
o Well-developed influencing skills with the ability to quickly forge quality working relationships at all levels.
o Resilience and determination to succeed.
o A proactive 'hands on' approach
o Flexible with the ability to multi task several projects and also work within a changing environment and to manage changing priorities
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