Project Engineer - Vehicle Electrical Systems

Project Engineer - Vehicle Electrical Systems

Job Title: Project Engineer - Vehicle Electrical Systems
Contract Type: Contract
Location: West Sussex, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 16/02/20
Reference: 896583_1579184190
Contact Name: Lauren Byrne
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 16, 2020 14:16

Job Description

Our client who has an international presence in the armoured vehicle and personal protection industry is looking for a Project Engineer to join their team on a contract basis.

The successful candidate will own technical and project delivery support of electrical systems within the Engineering Group for products on multiple programs.

You will be the designated lead on cross departmental collaboration. The role will require the incumbent to liaise between the Engineering Design Department and the Workshop Team Leaders to ensure all technical deliverable deadlines are met. You will also be required to write technical specifications and test specifications and to undertake root-cause analysis.

Additionally, you will support the design team ensuring that any design for manufacture issues of the product are considered during the initial design phase. You will also be responsible for project Configuration Management and will oversee the Engineering Change Activity for each project.
This role will also include an element of hands-on fault-finding and testing of automotive and comms systems to support prototype development and rig design/build and proving.

*Ownership of the technical development of vehicle electrical systems (automotive and comms).
*Approval of all order delivery timescales in conjunction with the Project and Supply Chain Managers.
*Confirmation of build specifications - including sign off of Build BoM Resourcing Plan.
*Provision of technical direction to the Production Manager.
*Relationship management between Electrical Systems Lead Design Engineer, Commercial, Supply Chain Manager and Production Manager.
*Reporting on weekly production milestones against a master production schedule.
*Reporting on weekly production status and stock levels of key components.
*Management of production issues, risks and opportunities.
*Identification and planning of resources needed to support bespoke build orders to meet agreed delivery dates.

*Suitable Electrical Engineering qualification (ONC/HNC/Degree or equivalent) or relevant experience.
*Professional project and management qualifications (APMP/PRINCE 2).
*Business improvement qualifications or practical experience of tools (LEAN).

*Line management experience in low volume production.
*Electrical engineering background gained in the Defence, Automotive or Aerospace industries.
*Experience of vehicle electrical power generation, storage and distribution.
*Experience of vehicle EMC, Tempest and comms integration.
*Experience of dealing with challenging customers.
*Understanding of system integration and configuration management.
*The satisfactory achievement of project milestones schedules and budgets.
*Strong negotiation skills.
*Use of project management software tools such as SAP, ERP systems.

Additional Information
You must already hold or be eligible to obtain SC clearance
Contract role
Duration: 6 month contract
Location: West Sussex

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a contract role